Pinot Gris from the Western Cape

Adam Mason Pinot Gris 2016 Colour –  Medium straw yellow with green flecks. Nose –  Fruit salad, mainly green apples with a back note of pepper and a lick of sweetness. Taste –  This has a lovely body which is balanced by a clean medium acidity that perfectly entwines the fruit. CONCLUSIONS One of the characteristics I love…

Kiss me, for I have ginned

Kongsgaard Raw Gin 44%abv From Denmark The mix –  60ml of Kongsgaard Raw Gin w/ 80ml of BTW (Bermondsey Tonic Water) Nose –  Lifted sweetly concentrated red apple, followed by sweet exotic aromas of ginger and cinnamon. All this is expertly backed up with juniper and other botanicals. Read Mr and Mrs Kongsgaard’s notes here. …

Today, it’s Cru Du Beaujolais

Henry Fessy Cru Du Beaujolais – Brouilly 2014 Look –  Clear, medium density, dark ruby red. Nose –  Clean, pronounced aromas of ripe juicy raspberries, strawberries and plums with just the right amount of black pepper spice. Over all, a very moorish aroma. Taste –  A dry,  but light bodied wine with medium acidity, low tannin…

Sancerre – my sauvy savior!

I have just received my second order from my new wine club, Naked Wines. This time around I have ordered a mixed dozen to drink and note up. My first bottle is a Sancerre which is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. It is a straight varietal, so only this grape is used. When is…