KWV Winery 2011 Roodeberg - 85pts

KWV Winery 2011 Roodeberg (Western Cape) South Africa

Availability: BCLDB Stores
Cost: $13.99
Alcohol: 14%
Date Tasted: July 26th, 2014

Tasting Notes: This blend of Bordeaux and Rhone grapes (percentages and variety not indicated) requires a very long decant to mature from its initial, closed and unwelcoming state. After 2+hrs, a rather pleasing nose with sinus-cleansing intensity emerges, offering aromas of ripe, dark red fruit, spiced plum sauce and sage.

The middleweight palate is far more subdued and approachable with an easy-drinking profile of ubiquitous 'dark red fruit' and sweet oak, licorice and light spice flavours. Not overly complex or long, but decent balance and good "drinkability", especially for the under $15 price-point. Drink now-2016.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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