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Lomond SMV 2013

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Approachable.
Approachable.

Gansbaai property Lomond recently released the maiden 2013 vintage of a Rhône-inspired blend consisting of 72% Shiraz, 12% Mourvèdre and 6% Viognier (approximate retail price: R115 a bottle).

The nose shows top notes of flowers and fynbos to go with red fruit and spice while the palate is medium bodied with zippy acidity and tannins which are prickly but not too much so.

The wine is very much “on trend” in the sense of being a red suitable for serving slightly chilled with lighter meals and won double gold at Veritas earlier in the year. I, however, thought it lacked a little bit of fruit concentration and overall detail – the shift towards a lighter style of reds is commendable but the trick is to retain complexity.

Score: 89/100.

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