Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week: Ilse Schutte's Bemind Cinsault 2016

The wine we really liked and ordered for supper at Ilse Schutte's Bemind garagiste cellar in McGregor was the Cinsault. It is jewel bright almandine garnet. At first, dusty musty on the nose, then boysenberries arrive, fruity sweetness on the nose and ripe berries on the palate. It’s gentle and wild at the same time with some prune plum flavours on the end
So nice to see such a good expression of a much neglected grape. One to watch

Platter awarded it 3 stars in the 2017 edition. It sells for R120 from the cellar
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© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2017
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