I have a South African wine for this week.
Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Once again, I have no plans on when and where.
You can find more information on the Nederburg site; you’ll have to flick along the slideshow to find it. Complete with Food pairing recipes.
Food Pairing: “- the perfect match with seared rosemary beef, red wine jus, creamy potatoes and thyme roasted carrots” a note from Pintrest
At sometime in the future, I’ll let you know my layman’s thoughts.
Appreciate any comments from those who have had the pleasure.
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reservado
Rio Claro, Valle Central
I couldn’t find any reference on the net to this wine; sorry, the photo is terrible, my fault.
Aromas: black currants, wild fruit and vanilla.
Temp: 16 – 18ºC
Food parings: red meat, venison, game and mature cheeses.
Espiritu de Chile Homepage in English
It’s not often that I am overly critical of wine. I may make the odd disparaging comment, but nothing to compare with my opinion on this one.
I opened a bottle of Finca Flichman Cabernet Sauvignon Roble 2007 to enjoy while laying comfortably on my sofa on a wet miserable Sunday afternoon and the watch football game yesterday afternoon and nibble on a selection of cheese giving me some 90 minutes of transient bliss to combat the weather.
Honestly, I struggled to finish the first glass. I persevered in the hope that I might find a redeeming quality that I had missed, but in vain, it just wasn’t there.
Red kerosene would have been preferable, it was harsh and unpleasant on the palate. Certainly not my
cup of tea, ah wine.
The bottle was recommended to me by the owner of my local supermarket. It was moderately priced, not cheap, but well within my normal drinking range; a range I might add that I have never been critical of before. Not like some of the ‘plonk’ I have tasted in cheaper ranges.
I was extremely disappointed; and will be reporting that to the owner, as he did recommend it.
It is the first time I have been so let down by a wine from Mendoza in Argentina. For me Argentinian wines from Mendoza are synonymous with very good to excellent.