Saronsberg Full Circle 2016
By Christian Eedes, 19 November 2018
The blend that is Full Circle from Tulbagh property Saronsberg is intended to seduce. The 2016 is a blend of 82% Shiraz, 11% Grenache 6% Mourvèdre and1% Viognier, matured for a total of 20 months in 100% new oak.
The nose is heady with top notes of floral fragrance and peach before red and black berries plus some attractive oak-derived character. The palate is medium bodied with a certain sweetness and skilfully managed tannins, these being fine and none too imposing. It’s luxurious to the point of decadent. Price: R440 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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