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Stellenrust Old Bush Vine Cinsaut 2015 – A Basic Expression of the Grape

Stellenrust, Old Bush Vine Cinsaut 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Wine Casual

Stellenrust, Old Bush Vine Cinsaut 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Tasting Note: An entry-level cinsault that presents the basic grape with perhaps more potential in future vintages.

Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, red cherry and strawberry.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied wine predominately reveals tart, red fruit flavors along with velvety, medium-plus tannin that will make you pucker.

Bottle Note: Situated in Stellenbosch, the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, lies the family cellar of Stellenrust. Here time honored traditions and select wines have led to the family motto: “where excellence meets winemaking.” An elegant wine expressive of red berries, strawberries and spice. The palate is medium bodied with fresh summer fruit, cedar oak and a lingering finish. Matured in a small French oak barrels for 16 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Rating: 88 points
Price: $8 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 99 South African Rand (ZAR)
Alcohol: 13.5%
Tasted: Stellenrust Winery Tasting Room, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 19, 2018

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