Monday, October 24, 2005

Man Vintners Shiraz'03, Western Cape, South Africa

A very dry and smoky blended Shiraz.

About this MAN thing, you should know that this brand is a partnership of 3 friends who decided to give to their wines a name with the first initials of their spouse's first name...MAN is for Marie, Annette and Nicky!
The name of the wine have really nothing to do with a wine made only for men all the contrary...

Technical Data:90% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. 50% of the wine was aged in French oak-barrels for 4 – 6 months, then fined and filtered before bottling.

Description:Deep garnet color. On the nose aromas of dark fruits, spice and leather. The palate is very dry and focused on ripe blackberry flavors well enticed with smoke, leathery notes and cedary spiciness backbone by a long foxy finish.

Food Pairing & Service:Goes well with Beef, lamb, game and strong cheeses. Serve at room temperature.

Score:5/10 Nothing wrong with it but not really my taste!

Suggested Retail Price:$7.99

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