A rather fascinating red blend from South Africa. A wine that is fat but racy enough that it doesn’t have to go on a diet. A big nose of smoke, bacon fat, and blackberries. Follows through with vanilla and cumin notes and nice tannic structure on the intrigued taste buds. Like all good shows, ends with a big finish. If there ever was a wine to go with BBQ spareribs, this is it, to my (admittedly subjective) way of thinking.

WHO: Bosman
WHAT: Red blend – Shiraz (85%), Mourvèdre (10%), Primitivo (3%), Viognier (2%)
WHERE: Wellington, South Africa
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $15-18

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  1. Corlea Fourie

    Wonderfull reading your tasting note. Just harvested the Shiraz grapes to make up the Adama 2011 this week! Have the 2008 just a little bit chilled and it becomes a tad more classy. Its a wine that develops in the glass – so take your time with it and see the story unfold. Cheers! (From the winemaker)