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Cabernet Sauvignon – Earthbound 

Cabernet Sauvignon – South Africa – 2015

In my attempt to try so many other different kinds of wines, I have forgotten to rate and drink more of the classic Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is one of the most popular ones and yet it is an acquired  taste. It is usually well layered and high in tannin. I believe that is were the necessity to mix it with Merlot arises, and we get Bordeaux or  other mixes. Once you know what you are getting into when you have it, then you are sure to enjoy it.

As expected, it is well formed and with a nice bold attitude, however it is too young and lacks of maturity, but it was not disappointing.

Fruitiness: 3.0 /5

Sourness: 4.0/5

Tannin: 4.2 /5

Style:  medium

Body: 4 /10 

[Note: Fruitiness, sourness and tannin, are a red wine characteristics, they do not define the quality of a wine]

Found in: Carrefour

The Overall SunShower rating is:

3.8 /5

Rating levels:

4.7 – 5.0 The finest of all!
4.0 – 4.6 Oh this is good!
3.1 – 3.9 This ok! Pleasant. But don’t be demanding.
2.3 – 3.0 Ok, this is weird.
1.0 – 2.2 Don’t try this, I already sacrificed myself for you.
0.0 – 0.9 Cannot believe there is something this disgusting.

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July 07th 2017

 

Cabernet Sauvignon – Joostenberg

This is the wine served at Artful Dodgers. I love this restaurant and if you are interested I will posting about it soon.

They have only one selection of wine, and it is this one. Many of my dear friends always complain that even though the food is excellent, they do not like the wine. Before starting this blog, I did not understand all the reasons, but now that I have learned a little I went again and tried it once more with Grexxen and the SaltyAvocado.

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Chenin Blanc – Obikwa

My dear friend Jessie, is an exclusive white wine lover, and she got this one for the Eurovision 2017 night. She had previously introduced us to the Obikwa Moscato, which is a very good one, but with a bottle as beautiful as this, the Chenin Blanc is impossible to ignore.

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Pinotage – 56 hundred Nederberg

About three weeks ago, I was in charge to get the wine for the night. So, I dropped into the store and found a collection of Nederberg. They seamed interesting so I went for these two beauties.

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I should have written about them right after drinking them for I have forgotten some of their features, however I have very clear the rating I want to give them.


PART I

Let me start with the Pinotage.

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Chenin Blanc – 56 hundred Nederberg

If you read PART I, then you already know that about three weeks ago I was in charge to get the wine that night and that I was lured by the Nederberg Collection. I got a Pinotage and the second one was a Chenin Blanc


I should have written about them right after drinking them for I have forgotten some of their features, however I have very clear the rating I want to give them.

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Moscato – Obikwa

Unexpected Wine Sharing – Part 2/2

Obikwa Moscato, from South Africa, is the second participant of the night. The first one was Santa Margherita Cuvée Pinot from Italy.

This wine, just as Frontera, is another perfect Moscato. As soon as you read the name, and you have to read to twice to make sure you are pronouncing it right, it feels as if you are entering and exotic adventure. .

I have read that white wines are supposed to have a touch of pineapple, but this was the first time I sense it. The pineapple spark is slight and quick, but it is there.

The smell: colorful.

This wine felt playful and you just got to smile when you take it. Perfect for my friend’s birthday party. At the same time, it was relaxing and soothing, I would also have it while reading or just writing in this blog

Sweetness: 4.0/5

Fruitiness: 4.3/5

Body: 4.2/5

Found in: Carrefour

The overall SunShower rating is

4.0/5

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Origin Denomination Cape Elephant

It was girls night, and we were looking for a rightful companion. Would it be white or would it be red wine? Between the rage of wines that we had, there was one that caught our attention. It was a South African white wine with no denomination, however judging by its golden colour it seamed tasty, and it was definitely luring.

After my friend, Jessi, managed to open it with a not-very-good corkscrew, we pour it.

The smell: Soft, smooth and somehow sparky for my nose.

Perhaps it lacked a little bit of body in its smell, so we looked at each other and we knew that we did not have very high expectations,  but one sip and, oh surprise!!!! It was actually rather tasty. Definitely not Sauvignon Blanc, as it was sweet and not sauer as Sauvignon Blancs usually are, but it could have been a Moscato.

Sweetness: 4.2/5

Sourness: 2.5/5

Fruitiness: 3.6/5

Style: Light

Found in: Simple Mart

It was a great night and we were happy with our choice, in fact we wanted it again.

The second time we had it, was for wine-tasting night 01. After some discussion, we concluded that it might be a Moscato, but it might contain a higher percentage of water to be called that.

The over all SunShower rating is

3.6 /5 

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