Brief notes on two easy drinking reds, tasted 15 July 2011.
2009 Boschendal Pavilion Shiraz Viognier
Plenty of sweet fruits on the palate and nose, slight burnt and heat too unfortunately; the viognier does help lift the wine. Acidity was fresh and rounded. Easy drinking.
2004 Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot
To be honest, I'd forgotten I still had a bottle of this, bought a half case a couple of years ago as it was on offer and drinking well. This is still showing very well, mellowed out red fruits, really rather expressive and yet soft; the cabernet is taking the forefront, with some touches of greenness still showing. Juicy, very drinkable.