Thursday, February 25, 2016

Menu's Wine of the Week: Incipio 2014 shiraz/chenin blend

Our wine of the week is Incipio 2014, a blend of Shiraz and Chenin Blanc, made by Martin Lamprecht of Doran Vineyards in the Voor Paardeberg. We tasted it at Christian Eedes' Winemag Wine Label Design Awards 2016 on Tuesday. 
An unusual blend of one white and one red Swartland standard. The chenin softens the shiraz in a marvellous way, it is silky and intensely fruity, with hints of expensive oak on the nose with pepper, spice and vanilla. It has flavours of ripe black plums with ginger and cinnamon and a little salty liquorice, a tongue tingling surprise.
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus

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