Zoetendal Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Elim, South Africa (£9.99 The Real Wine Company) Very pungent and intense, but just too stark and green for pleasure, with a smoky not to the grassy, slightly armpit-like, green pepper, elderflower and citrus flavours. C+ Harvey Nichols Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Auntsfield), Marlborough, New Zealand (£14.00 […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand & South ...

Fratelli Classic Red 2011, Maharashtra, India (contact Hallgarten Druitt) Buoyant young wine with vibrant plum and raspberry flavours and plenty of freshness – wouldn’t object to half an hour in the fridge before serving. B- Ridgeback Vansha SGMV 2010, Paarl, South Africa (£9.99 The Real Wine Company) Full and ripe […]

Wine Tasting Video: Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa & India

Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay 2011, Overberg, South Africa (£11.25-£12.25 Loki Wine, Bijou Bottles, Proteas Wines, Underwood Wines, C. A. Rookes, S.H. Jones, Frasers Budgens (Yarnton), City Beverage Company) Good punchy style, with quite flesh peach and pear flavours and some nutty, leesy richness balanced by a zesty citrus and mineral […]

Wine Tasting Video: Chardonnays from California & South Africa