Thursday, March 22, 2018

MENU's Wine of the Week. Saronsberg Full Circle 2013

A blend of 89% Syrah with some Grenache, a little Mourvèdre and a splash of Viognier. We had this with a rich, deep-flavoured cassoulet when we had friends to dinner last night. It was a perfect match. The confit duck in the cassoulet (from Woolworths) was quite spicy, which added a rich spice note to the dish. The wine matched it beautifully. 
Plum fruit developing to a rich, dark cherry flavour at the end with the Viognier giving a lightly peachy overtone. Very complex and intense flavours. A very satisfying wine. Treat yourself and buy it to put away for a few years. The current 2015 will drink well now but will certainly improve. The 2013 still has years of life ahead if we can resist drinking the remaining bottles. It is expensive at around R400 to R450, but the quality justifies the price. Platter gives it 4½ stars, #Winemag Rating: 91/100

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