Beaumont Far Side Mourvèdre 2019
By Christian Eedes, 10 June 2022
Beaumont in Bot River apparently bottled South Africa’s first single-variety Mourvèdre in 1999. The variety has a reputation for making rather wild wines but the soon-to-be-released Far Side 2019 is beautifully balanced and coherent.
Winemaking involved 30% whole-bunch fermentation and the alcohol is a moderate 13%. The nose shows subtle notes of potpourri, dark berries, earth and spice while the palate is medium-bodied and full of detail – pure fruit, fresh acidity and nicely grippy tannins. A pleasure to drink. Price: R365 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 94/100.
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