Highlights: Reyneke Organic Cabernet Merlot 2018

This is a lovely wine. Seriously impressed by this, and it’s currently a bit of a steal at just £8.99 at Waitrose (UK supermarket). Johan Reyneke farms his Stellenbosch vineyards biodynamically, and for him this is a more entry level wine, but it’d delicious.

Reyneke Organic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018 Western Cape, South Africa
14% alcohol
£10.99 Waitrose but currently on offer at £8.99
60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, with a third of the grapes grown on the estate, and the remainder bought in from other organic vineyards. Aged in old oak barrels and foudres. There’s a nice concentration of fresh blackcurrant fruit here, with some raspberry freshness. It’s ripe but has some brightness, and a hint of chalky graininess under the vibrant fruit. This is a very classy wine, offering some generosity, but also a nice savouriness, with lovely balance and poise. Good concentration and purity. 92/100

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