Avontuur Estate Wine, Baccarat 2012, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Note: A soft, Bordeaux-blend-styled red blend that accentuates the floral elements in the cabernet franc-based blend.
Deep-intensity purple in color this wine has a nose of black plum, raspberry, black cherry, cedar, violet and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied wine has soft, ripe, medium-plus tannin with a smooth texture and fruit suggested on the nose.
There is balance between the black fruit and floral elements.
Bottle Note: A blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Enjoy now or over the next 7 years. Perfect with robust red meat or venison dishes.
Price: $19 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 230 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Avontuur Estate Wine Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 16, 2018