24/04/2017 – Leeuwenkuil, Cinsault 2014

(2017) Some wines just don't need to try too hard, and the word that sprang to my mind with this Cinsault from dry-farmed vineyards in the Swartland was 'effortless'. Unoaked, it has such a breezy charm so rarely seen in red wines: a touch of ash, a touch of Indian ink, black cherry lightness of fruit and fleetness of foot. The palate similarly doesn't scream, but doesn't whisper either, with enough gutsy backbone to make it duck-, game- and casserole-friendly, but with that charming approachability and freshness to the fruit. A delightful, serious but unforced red wine. For full information and food matching ideas, watch the video review.

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