Thursday, June 28, 2018

MENU’s Wine of the Week. Iona One Man Band 2012

is one of the wines we tasted at the Hussar Grill this week. From Iona in Elgin, it has just been released. It is a blend of 57% Shiraz, 15% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 7% Mataro (aka Mourvedre) & 3% Viognier, made by winemaker Werner Muller

Perfume and fruit leap out of the glass at you; the wine is dark and inky, with cassis and cherries on the nose with a hint of violets. On the palate which is rich, peppery & full, there is cassis and blueberry complexity, with some dry tannins and minerality on the end showing quality. Well worth buying, as this is ready now and can be kept for a year or three.  We predict that this wine will win awards. R242 from the farm

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