Oenomancy Red Blend 2014, Paarl, South Africa (£12.99 Laithwaites) Warm and ripe with a dusty plummy character and a touch of chocolate wafer biscuit. There’s also a slight edge of volatility when you smell it, but while this blends in with the fruit flesh, the tannins are just a touch […]

Shiraz from South Africa and Australia

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

Yali Wetland Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2011, Colchagua, Chile (£6.99 Morrisons) Not much to start with but then opens up to show fresh but gentle red berry, blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit freshened up by notes of citrus and baked apple. B(-) Guerrieri Rizzardi Bardolino DOC Chiaretto 2011, Veneto, Italy (£12.99 Harrods, […]

Wine tasting Video – Rosé wines from six countries