Haut Espoir, Gentle Giant 2012, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Note: A silky, Bordeaux-inspired, red blend with balance between fruit and tannin.
Deep-intensity ruby in color with a developing edge of garnet, this wine has an aromatic nose of raspberry, blackberry, violet and black plum.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied red blend has a silky, creamy texture with ripe, well-integrated, medium-plus tannin.
A wine with elegant body and lovely aromatics to boot.
Bottle Note: Merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, shiraz.
Price: $8 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 96 South African Rand (ZAR)
Tasted: Haut Espoir Tasting Room, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 22, 2018