2008 Savanha Pinotage

Friday, September 25, 2009

This is what I am really excited about.

To me, this wine represents more than just a great value, but also an opportunity. At just 8.99 it brings a mouthful of flavors that you just can't find in your grocery store, or usually for twice the money. This wine really expanded my palate and blew me out of the water, I have had two bottles of this already and have another sitting in my cellar to try again in a year.

Tasting notes:

Color: pretty darn light, would have thought it to be a Pinot Noir by the color, can defiantly see my fingers through the glass. Pretty though.

Nose: very interesting bouquet, bringing cinnamon right off the bat followed up with red fruit and cherries. Quite nice, layered too.

Palate: Here's why I love this, unmistakable smoked fish right on the front and mid-palate. Pinotage and Shiraz both tend to bring smoky characteristics, but this is definitively like being in a smoke-house surrounded by curing fish. Also, some blue and black berry on the front and a nice finish of mocha. Overall, smooth - though at times a little off balance and peaking the alcohol, but (and a big but) this is a stellar and very affordable experience of a totally different and enjoyable flavor that would really bring the thunder to a potluck or dinner party.

P.S. I bought it a Trader Joe's.

Enjoy!

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2008 Savanha Pinotage

Friday, September 25, 2009

This is what I am really excited about.

To me, this wine represents more than just a great value, but also an opportunity. At just 8.99 it brings a mouthful of flavors that you just can't find in your grocery store, or usually for twice the money. This wine really expanded my palate and blew me out of the water, I have had two bottles of this already and have another sitting in my cellar to try again in a year.

Tasting notes:

Color: pretty darn light, would have thought it to be a Pinot Noir by the color, can defiantly see my fingers through the glass. Pretty though.

Nose: very interesting bouquet, bringing cinnamon right off the bat followed up with red fruit and cherries. Quite nice, layered too.

Palate: Here's why I love this, unmistakable smoked fish right on the front and mid-palate. Pinotage and Shiraz both tend to bring smoky characteristics, but this is definitively like being in a smoke-house surrounded by curing fish. Also, some blue and black berry on the front and a nice finish of mocha. Overall, smooth - though at times a little off balance and peaking the alcohol, but (and a big but) this is a stellar and very affordable experience of a totally different and enjoyable flavor that would really bring the thunder to a potluck or dinner party.

P.S. I bought it a Trader Joe's.

Enjoy!

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