16 Mar S. Africa & Portugal Tasting
Sunday, March 19
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Sample two Chenin Blancs from S. Africa along with an awesome new Portuguese red!
2015 MAN Vintners Free Run Steen Chenin Blanc, South Africa
On Sale $8.99
The 2015 Free Run Steen Chenin Blanc has an attractive nose with fresh grapefruit and passion fruit scents that are well defined and articulate the variety with clarity. The palate is well balanced with crisp grapefruit and light honeyed tones, very harmonious with well-judged acidity and a composed, quite elegant finish. This is an excellent Chenin Blanc.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Ernie Els “Big Easy” Chenin Blanc, South Africa
On Sale $12.99
The 2015 Big Easy (White) is pure Chenin Blanc. It has an attractive nose, nicely perfumed with fresh lime and citrus fruit. The palate is crisp and fresh with lime and orange zest, a taut line of acidity and a satisfying, lightly spiced finish. Punters’ Chenin – nicely made and nicely priced at that!
The Wine Advocate
2015 Sierra Demanda Aplanta Red Blend, Portugal
On Sale $9.99
70% Aragonez, 30% Alicante Bouschet. Dark garnet tinged purple. On the nose, lush blueberry, plum and red cherry aromas, overlaid with slate mineral. On the palate, a core of red cherry and blueberry fruit is wrapped with hints of fresh tobacco, black pepper and spice. Plush and refreshing all at once.