Tuesday, May 09, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week. Buitenverwachting Maximus 2014

A chameleon wine with lots of complexity, depth and character. At first so rich and full that you do not see the wood, then you notice vanilla and some smoke. Initially floral on the palate with jasmine, melon, apricots then ripe figs and nuts, then crisp limes and orange zest and right on the finish the Constantia green capsicum appears. Such a good food wine

We had this with spicy goulash, which did not occlude the wine at all. Even with a syrupy dessert it also shone. 15 months on wood. R250 from Wade Bales. Wine Spectator scored the 2009 Maximus 93 Points. Platter gave the 2013 4½ stars. We love the 2014

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