Wednesday, July 31, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week, Erika O Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cinsault 2016

from talented winemaker Erika Obermeyer, whom Platter voted their 2019 Newcomer of the Year. We tasted it this week at Caroline's Red Wine review and were so impressed. The wine shines brightly above many, many excellent wines tasted that the evening 
Erika has had a long and varied carrier, in which she made her mark as red wine maker at Kleine Zalze and Graham Beck
Following Graham Beck's decision to concentrate solely on sparkling wine, she has now gone independent, with considerable success.
We tasted this at Caroline Rillema’s 2019 Red Wine Review at the Table Bay Hotel last week and it shone brightly above many, many excellent wines we tasted that the evening. With hints of pine nuts on the nose, with incense wood and dark red berry fruit, it was different and delicious with layers of fruit and flavour, some soft chalky tannins  and ending with a continuing flavour of ripe cherries
We scored it 19.5 out of 20 points
R605.00 at Caroline’s Strand St and Tokai

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