Red Blends

The Beattles, the Beach Boys, the Spice Girls, Laurel & Hardy, Simon & Garfunkel, Obama & Biden. All examples of synergy. The result being greater than the sum of its parts. This section of the blog will cover everything from the classics, like Rhone style blends (usually Shiraz, Grenache & Mourvedre), and Bordeaux style blends (Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon), through to those weird Aussie inspired Cabernet-Shiraz guys. Which, if I’m honest, always feel a little less Pavarotti & Domingo, and more, say, Turner & Hooch. But I keep an open mind.
The focus is not only on what the individual components bring to the sensory playing field within a bottle, but also how they came to be married, and how they make sense in the vineyard.

Recently reviewed:

Private Vintners Beyers Truter Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Merlot 2000
AA Badenhorst Family Wines Shiraz Grenache Cinsault Tinta Barocca 2014
Eikendal Charisma 2013
KWV Mentors Orchestra 2013