Made from Cabernet Sauvignon.
Okay, the thing to remember about this wine is that it’s meant to be served in a tall glass with lots of ice and a few sprigs of mint. Wine purists, look away please. Looking for a wine alternative to generic sweet cider? Read on.
Here are my thoughts once the wine was served accordingly with ice, mint and given enough time to get icy cold.
Aromas of Ribena, Lychee and sweet spiced Strawberries.
On the palate, flavours of lychee, ribena concentrate, raspberries and hints of cranberry. Noticeable sweetness is evident and I would describe it as medium sweet. Mint helps lift the flavours and the ice banishes the sweetness to the back seat that helps this become a refreshing, fruity beverage.
What did it taste like straight out of the bottle? In my opinion, not very good. It was sweet, almost cordial like without much acid to help cleanse the palate.
A super hot, day by the pool kind of wine. I’d be happy with a glass or 2 waiting for the sun to set. Check out the alcohol level on this, 6.6%. It’s not going to knock you over after a few glasses.
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Source : Sample. RRP $15
Tasted 4th November 2014