Natte Valleij Cinsault, Swartland, South Africa 2017

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Natte Valleij Cinsault, Swartland, South Africa 2017

17.95

Press review:

Jancis Robinson: “Decant – a bit raw on the nose to begin with but it does blow off. And when it does, it smells of roses after a storm, tea leaves spilt on a dry dirt floor. In the mouth it seems to want to fly, filling the nose from the inside with night-petal scent and white pepper, silvery redcurrant fruit brushed with eucalyptus mintiness. Tannins so fine there’s no grain, tied lightly round the wine like a silk scarf. Bacon sweetness and saltiness, but with edges, as if the redcurrant sharpness has been honed into blades. Finishes like an arrow. Very Good Value (TC) 12.5%. Drink 2019-2024.” 18 points

Tim Atkin MW: “The Natte Valleij Swartland Cinsault hails from a parcel on the shale soils, established in 1986. Aged in foudres this year (the 2016 was in concrete eggs), it’s intensely spicy, with 20% stems, firmish tannins and a complex, aromatic palate of redcurrant and raspberry. Drink 2018-2024.“ 92 points


Customer comments:

“We tried that Cinsault last night and it’s other worldly!” - Mr M.B.

“Remarkable wine, especially for the price.” - Mr N.B.

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