Aubergine, The Lost Observatory Carignan Syrah 2003, Swartland, South Africa
Tasting Note: Try this carignan-syrah blend and thank me later.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a nose of black plum, blossom, red cherry and violet parsed with white blossom and some pencil shavings and hints of baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied, red blend has balance, especially between its red-and-black fruit character that is ripe yet restrained.
The wine is smooth and silky in texture with medium tannin.
Bottle Note: Made at Boschgaasfontein Farm, Paardeberg. Harald Bresselschmidt, Cuisinier.
Price: $10 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 120 South African Rand (ZAR) by the glass restaurant price.
Tasted: Aubergine Restaurant, Cape Town, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 26, 2018