Friday, November 29, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week, Vrede en Lust The Barrique 2017

a classic barrel aged blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. All the grapes are from Elgin. Biscuit lees character shows on the nose and at first it is quite shy. Then greengage, fig leaf and English gooseberry aromas appear. It has a very good smooth mouth feel from the Semillon, with good green flavours of fig, greengage and gooseberry and some green pepper on the end

A good chalky tannin grip, minerality and a hint of mint on the end. The wood just supports. The wine was matured in French second and third-fill oak barrels. Both wines were left on the lees and blended prior to bottling. A superb food wine which has years to go in the bottle. R150 from the tasting room on the farm

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