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Fable Mountain Vineyards Belle Flower 2014

February 16, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment
Fable Mountain Vineyards Belle Flower 2014

Pretty in pink.

The Belle Flower 2014 from Tulbagh cellar Fable Mountain Vineyards, with the pink colour of the wine mirroring the winelands sunset depicted on the label, is a finalist in this year’s Wine Label Design Awards (vote for your favourite here) but what of the wine inside the bottle?

W.O. Swartland, it’s a blend of 40% Grenache, 32% Syrah and 28% Mourvèdre and was aged for 12 months in concrete egg. The nose shows rose geranium and red berries plus a little spice and earth. It shows pure fruit and bright acidity. Not without palate weight given an alcohol of only 12% alcohol and about as serious as rosé gets. Price: R140 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 88/100.

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  1. AlbrechtFebruary 16, 2016 at 10:14 amReply

    One to try.. current go-to Rose (when occasion calls for it) is the Waterkloof Circumstance. But that is a 100% Mourvèdre instead of a blend.

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