A BOTTLE OF DEWINE!
I would describe myself amongst other things, as an oenophile ( Sounds a bit rude ?). An oenophile is a lover of wine and I am privileged to be able to indulge my love of wine with my job.
From my previous post I think we all established that I am no wine pro and it will take many years before I am able to hold my own in a conversation with wine connoisseurs but I am very much looking forward to the journey that takes me there.
We are so fortunate in South Africa to have such a vast array of wines and choosing one can be difficult. This particular bottle caught my eye because of its name - Dragons Back Mountain. It instantly reminded me of Game Of Thrones. So armed with my best goblet, I charged my glass and set out on my tasting quest.
I began with what I saw holding it up to the light it was dark but still slightly transparent, apparently the darker the colour the bolder and richer the flavour. Next I gave it a sniff, it smelt a bit like red wine vinegar. Yuuummm. This didn’t bode to well for the dragon and heisitantly I took a sip. I was pleasantly surprised that it tasted like cherry juice. Now I happen to love cherry juice because it reminds me of a childhood holiday I spent in Greece on a little island called Pefkahori. I love things that remind you of another time and place because you get to enjoy the experience all over again. I would go on to describe it as a light bodied red wine, easy to drink with a pleasant enough after taste and using my three point scale I rated this wine 1.5 stars. This is the same as the rating given in the Platters Wine Guide but bear in mind that theirs is a 5 point scale. The Dragon describes itself as ‘A deep ruby coloured wine, medium bodied with spicy blackberry flavours’.
I’m still a little off in my interpretation but hey cherries are berries too! I will happily continue honing my tasting skills and searching for my perfect bottle of dewine.
Until next time my fellow Savvy Sisters!
The wine adventures of an ordinary girl.