By Christian Eedes, 27 June 2013
Plenty of attention being attracted by KWV’s top-end The Mentors range but what of the big-volume Roodeberg which retails for around R60 a bottle?
The 2011 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 11% Merlot and 9% “other”. It’s lightly fruity with moderate acidity and soft tannins – no grip to speak of. In it’s favour, it does not appear over-ripe or unduly sweet but remains inoffensive rather than compelling.