The Great Red 2015

The Great South African Wine Company is a spin-off undertaking started by DeMorgenzon winemaker Carl van der Merwe and owner Wendy Appelbaum, tasting notes and ratings for the maiden releases as follows:

The Great White 2015
Wine Cellar price: R160
From Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc. The nose shows lime, lemon and white peach plus some yeasty complexity. The palate is relatively lean with fresh acidity and a pithy finish. Probably best suited as an aperitif but certainly has more interest than your average straight Sauvignon Blanc.

Editor’s rating: 89/100.

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The Great Red 2015

Bootylicious.

The Great Red 2015
Wine Cellar price: R170
From Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A top note of violets before strawberry, raspberry and cassis plus a hint of mint and some spice. The palate is glossy in a good way – plenty of fruit upfront, nice freshness, grippy but not severe. A pretty damn sexy drop.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

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