A happy little wine drunk at a recent corporate dinner in Birmingham. It was served with a Roast Rump of Lamb, garlic and thyme dauphinoise potatoes, green beans wrapped in pancetta and a lamb gravy. So the richness of the wine complimented the meal well.
The white on offer was also a Journeys End Stellenbosch – The Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc.
Type – Red Wine
Country – South Africa
Region – Stellenbosch
Producer – Journeys End
Vintage – 2016
Grape(s) – Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Viognier
A clear deep ruby colour with pronounced tears.
Clean medium+ intensity and feels youthful. Primary aromas of bramble fruits, blackberry and black cherry with a hint spice.
Sweetness – Dry
Acidity – Medium Acidity
Tannin – Medium Tannins and well integrated
Alcohol – 13.5% and a little ‘hot’ in the mouth.
Body – Full body and rich mouthfeel.
Flavour Intensity – Pronounced Flavour Intensity.
Primary flavours of black fruit – bramble and blackberry with black cherry. Herbaceous after notes of green capsicum and a bit herbal (maybe eucalyptus). Secondary flavours of Vanilla likely from Oak ageing.
Finish – Long
Quality Level – Good
Readiness for drinking – Ready to drink now