Simonsig Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre 2018
By Christian Eedes, 19 March 2020
Light red wines that can be served chilled are increasingly fashionable and Stellenbosch property Simonsig is very much on trend with its Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre, the 2018 a blend of 25% of the first variety, 30% of the second and 45% of the third.
Just under half the grapes were picked early and underwent carbonic maceration while 45% of the blend spent 12 months in old oak. Alcohol, meanwhile, is a modest 12.58%.
The nose has notes of pelargonium, pepper and smoked meat to go with red fruit while the palate shows pure fruity, zippy acidity and powdery tannins. Delicious and real bang for your buck at just R95 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 90/100.
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