June 2022 - South Africa

June 2022 - South Africa
This month's Wine feature is South African Wines

South Africa Reviews

Babylonstoren 2020 Babel Red Blend Paarl Red
89 points
$23
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate bacon bar, peanut butter, hint of coffee, and buttered biscuit with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long finish that presents nuances of grilled green pepper, cassis, and creme brulee with dusty, earthy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A nicely smoky, chewy red blend that will excel with grilled meats.
Babylonstoren 2021 Candide White Blend Western Cape
88 points
$19
Pale straw green color. Aromas and flavors of damp flower patch, hard cheese rind, and dried fall fruits with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, breezy finish imparting accents of pickled melon, Meyer lemon, and mint tea with dusty, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A creamy and mellow white wine with interesting nuances.
Babylonstoren 2021 Rosé Mourvedre
85 points
$22
Pale khaki orange color. Aromas and flavors of roasted peach and berry and cheese muffin with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, buoyant finish with impressions of melon rind and quince and jicama with no oak flavor. A light savory wine that will be nice with grilled vegetables.
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