Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tasting at Rhebokskloof

After we checked out from Laborie, we drove down the longest main road in the world which is in Paarl and went to have a wine tasting and a light lunch at Rhebokskloof. It was again a beautiful day and our small group had a lovely wine tasting with Tasting Room Manager Henrico van Lill. We shared some cheese and charcuterie platters but on Sunday they do have a huge buffet on offer and children are welcome at the farm
The tasting room entrance, almost hidden, round a corner
Inside it is very comfortable and warm
Some of the wines we tasted. Henrico was very generous when he saw how interested we were and we tasted many more. We particularly liked the 2010 Semillon, clearing from the cellar at R40. Herbaceous and exciting, salty citrus with figs and a nice acid sugar balance. We bought a case of this and a case of the 2012 MGS (Mourvedre, Grenache, Shiraz) which is savoury, meaty, with violets and smoke and full of fruit. Its slightly salty palate is smooth & sprinkled with marmite on the juicy mulberry fruit & some pepper from the Shiraz. A bargain at R100
They have a very good non alcoholic sparking grape juice, packaged well enough for a wedding or other celebration
Henrico is very good at his job. We encourage you to go and visit and experience his expertise and the wines
Tasting red wines and enjoying the cheese and charcuterie platters. The end of a wonderful relaxing weekend

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015
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