Nederburg Double Barrel Reserve
With the name Double Barrel in its title, the expectation would be for this to be heavily oaked, smoky and potentially charry. It’s quite the opposite. Instead of the Bordeaux-style blend being brawny and chunky, it’s silky smooth, svelte and as supple and elegant as a ballroom dancer. The fruit is genteel; cassis, dark plump berries with a light violet nuance which is alluringly seductive. Overall, a complex, layered, nuanced, refined and
textured mouthful which is simultaneously cerebral and eminently enjoyable in its richness, freshness and balance.