David and Nadia Saigneé Rosé 2019R135.00
The mouth feel on this wine is just incredible, creamy and mouth filling and refreshingly crisp on the finish. It is the sort of wine that gets you in trouble because before you know it one glass has led to two and then the bottle is done and you are faced with difficult questions.
Pinotage makes great rose, with very clear and precise fruit. This is no exception, wonderfully juicy notes of strawberry and raspberry. Moderate alcohol of 13%. It is a wine made in a style to enjoy now, you are unlikely to keep it in your cellar for a very long time. That shouldn’t present a problem though.
Mullineux Beau Kasteel 2017R360.00
This wine oozes elegance. It is one to impress, the kind of wine you take to something that means something. Upfront it is bursting with red berries and plum which opens up to a very alluring texture with very fine grippy tannin and very well integrated sweet spice notes of black and white pepper. It has wonderful length and a pretty floral note on the finish.
The combination of big fruit and lots of spicy notes are synonymous with wines from the Southern Rhone and this wine fits comfortably into that box. Very drinkable now, although decanting does make it even better. It can make a very useful addition to your cellar to bring out and impress again in 3 to 5 years.