In this episode, we taste a South African Malbec from the BeefSteak Stable of wines selected for their compatibility with, you guessed it, Steak!
This wine has a very promising nose but whilst a very nice wine, it doesn’t have that wow factor. It has a great instant taste but is disappointing in terms of the length or put another way time that the tastes lasts.
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In the last part of this episode where we taste three Cabernet Sauvignon wines from South Africa, we taste a Nederburg Cabernet Sauvignon.
First impressions on the eye are good although on the nose it did not quite seem like a Cabernet Sauvignon. In fact, we thought it has a nose more akin to Pinot Noir.
The taste, however, was much more representative of a Cabernet Sauvignon. certainly the best of the trio!
The price is £5.75
We taste another Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa, this time a Stormhoek.
This second wine has much more to it and has much more length.
This wine is easily recognised as a Cabernet Sauvignon, if slightly light in taste.
The price for this wine is £7.50.
In this first part of this of three tastings of Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa, we taste an own brand from the supermarket Morrisons.
So what did we think of it?
Slightly disappointing for its price of £7.00
We quickly introduce the very first of our episodes on tasting Cabernet Sauvignon.
The first country we try Cabernet Sauvignons from is South African.
In the 2nd part of this episode, we taste a budget Pinot Noir from South Africa.
This wine, 56 Hundred 2017 Pinot Noir. The 56 Hundred name honours the founder of the vineyard, Philippus Wolvaart who paid 5,600 Guilders for the land that was to become his vineyard.
A very refreshing Pinot Noir and exception value at £4.30!
In the last part of this Episode where we are tasting Sauvignon Blancs from South Africa, we taste a wine produced by Helderberg Winery available from M&S in the UK.
The taste of this wine was a delicious example of a Sauvignon Blanc and could certainly be drunk on it’s own,
We gave this one a great score of 80!
This wine nudged the quality we experienced in the Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand which can be found at: –
In the 2nd part of this episode, where we are tasting South African Sauvignon.
In this part, we taste a Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, which is available at several retail outlets in the UK including Sainsburys
This Sauvignon Blanc smelt (had the nose – if you prefer) more like you would expect a Sauvignon Blanc to smell and indeed the taste was more what John would expect from Sauvignon Blanc.
In fact, this wine was good enough to just enjoy it on its own without food.
In the first part of this episode, we taste our first South African Sauvignon Blanc which is available from Asda.
We felt the wine was value for money and gave it a score of 65.
Well worth trying if you see it on a shop shelf and fancy seeing if you score it.
In this mini-series of tasting Sauvignon Blancs from around the world, we taste three from South Africa.
In particular, we taste Sauvignon Blancs from the following labels –
Southern Point, Porcupine Ridge and Helderberg Winery