Dorrance, Rouge 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 Gold Medal Winner!
Happily adding this to the Gold List, team leader Martin Lam praised its ‘bright fresh fruit nose’ and ‘bold palate of spicy red fruits’. For fellow team leader Laurent Richet MS, this spice had ‘a meaty edge and a savoury saline note with hints of salted pork’. Giuseppe Longobardi of The Cross Kenilworth, Simpsons & Edgbaston enjoyed the ‘raspberry and cherry fruit, with notes of mint and pencil lead’, adding: ‘The good soft fruit and tannins would work well with duck breast and smoked beetroot.’