Mourvèdre can be a bit wild and woolly but the Circumstance 2015 from Waterkloof in Somerset West is a lot more cultured than some. From bush vines, winemaking involved spontaneous, whole-bunch fermentation while maturation lasted 16 months in older 600-litre barrels.
The nose shows red and black fruit, floral perfume, scrub and earth. The palate meanwhile is light and fresh with fine-grained tannins, a slightly salty quality to the finish. All in all, a super-tasty drop. Wine Cellar price: R185 a bottle.
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