Wine school last week was South Africa, and needles to say I was really curious about the wines thinking about my earlier experiences. And afterwards, yes my faith in wine from South Africa is restored, but our teacher agreed that it's hard to find good quality wine from South Africa in Sweden, which is a shame.
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut 2009
Quite lively mousse. Light yellow beige colour. On the nose lots of flowers, citrus and red apples. On the palate quite yeasty with hints of nougat and red apples.
Rudera De Tradisie Chenin Blanc 2009
Light yellow colour. On the nose pineapple, rose petals and orange blossoms. On the palate the citrus fruits continue with grapefruit, quince and and some cinnamon. Long and crisp finish.
Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Very light yellow colour. On the nose lots of tropical fruit such as gooseberry and passion fruit On the nose again lots of tropical fruit but also some herbal spice. Crisp and lively acidity gives it elegant finish.
Lomond Syrah 2008
Ruby red colour. On the nose lots of black berries, plums and pepper. On the plate a berries, a touch of smoke, coffee and vanilla. Smooth tannins.
Kanonkop Kadette 2008
Dark red colour with blue hues. On the nose fruits such a berries and sweet banana. On the palate green pepper, black currant and smoke. Soft tannins witch gives a long dry finish.
Allesverloren Fine Old Vintage 2007
Dark red brick colour. On the nose woody, toasty with some nuts and raisins as well. On the palate plenty of ripe fruits and a lingering after taste.