New World Cabernet/Merlot 2014
Alex Dale is one of the most interesting characters we’ve ever met in the wine industry. He was born in England, learned about wine in Burgundy and now lives in South Africa. Most importantly, he’s an exceptionally gifted winemaker, honing his craft to near perfection, making outstanding wines that shine on the world stage. One of these wines is the New World Cabernet-Merlot.
In this wine, you see Alex’s background and love of the Burgundian style shine forth a little bit. This blend of two of the world’s most popular grapes has a very European feel, not as in your face and fruit forward as the Cabs of California. This wine is refined and elegant and something you will certainly savor every sip of.
Full-bodied, it has notes of pomegranate and cherry, balanced by notes of earthiness and tobacco that lend it the feel of a beautiful European-style wine with a South African flair all it’s own. There hasn’t been a wine of Alex’s that we’ve disliked and after a sip, it was easy for us to say that Alex has done it again!