Thursday, February 07, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week is Darling Cellars Old Bush Vine Cinsaut 2016

We tasted it when we visited Darling Cellars in December and again last night at our Wine Club and it has really impressed both times. It is a light Cinsaut grown in ideal conditions in Darling. No wonder Professor Perold picked this grape to pair with Pinot Noir when he created the Pinotage crossing. When made properly, this wine shines and more and more winemakers in the Cape are recognising this. It was used many years ago as a blending wine, now it is being allowed to show its beautiful face
Perfumed with roses and violets, it has a very pretty nose with some toasted oak. On the palate, some cola, showing some Pinot Noir character, but sweeter, layered cherries and strawberries, wood just supporting. Lynne scored it 19.5 and wrote "Want Some!". One of her best wines of this year. So she bought six

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