Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2003
The aromas suggest Left Bank Pauillac. Dry, dusty beautifully reserved notes of lead pencil, oak and wafts of subtle black berries. The flavours start in a muted fashion, then the complexity builds with sweet red fruit mingled with finely judged wood tannins, refreshing and tantalising, balanced perfectly in a play of strength that is both subtle yet utterly and compellingly classic. The finish reflects the taste flavours, very long, very complete, building on the memories.
For December month we are offering holiday makers intimate experiences of the unique Constantia Valley wine route. This will include meeting their lively key personalities! The duration will be a minimum of five hours and could include the whole day. The time will fly past, as you meet a winemaker, enjoy a personal vineyard walk with experts, drive around the land in farm vehicles, all helping you to learn and understand the uniqueness of these very special sites. This will be followed up with a private tutored wine tasting, before heading to the next inside-track vineyard experience. The friendly resident expert wine adventure guide will provide context, history and current status quo, delivered with humour, passion and anecdotes. Finish off with a stylish fine dining lunch or dinner at ‘top 5’ restaurant. Book now.
From Wikipedia...Label Humour:
Numerous wines have been given names which are deliberately amusing. These form categories:
Today, Friday we have - Sexual innuendo
Wolf Blass created a sparkling Australian red wine called René Pogel. When people inquired who this person was, Blass advised them to read the name backwards. This innuendo caused offence and so the wine was withdrawn from sale.
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