The Reserve Red 2017 from Leeuwenkuil is uncomplicated yet tasty and isn’t that what you want from a blend with an approximate retail price of R120 a bottle? Shiraz driven but also including Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvèdre, the nose shows red fruit, scrub and spice while the palate is light bodied with lemon-like acidity and fine tannins (alcohol: 13.5%). Not necessarily profound but goes down like the proverbial homesick mole.
Editor’s rating: 89/100.
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