Wine Tasting – Journeys End – The Huntsman

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.

Wine Notes

Type – Red Wine

Country – South Africa

Region – Stellenbosch

Producer – Journeys End

Vintage – 2016

Grape(s) – Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Viognier

Appearance

A clear deep ruby colour with pronounced tears.

Nose

Clean medium+ intensity and feels youthful. Primary aromas of bramble fruits, blackberry and black cherry with a hint spice.

Palate

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.

Flavour Characteristics

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

Conclusions

Quality Level – Good

Readiness for drinking – Ready to drink now

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