Today’s vintage is the Grillhouse Western Cape, a 2016 Shiraz Pinotage from South Africa. It comes in at a slightly stronger than normal 14%.
First impressions of the bottle are that the label is a bit tacky but at least it fits the name of the wine. The smell is deep and rich with a hint of cherry, and overall very nice.
On to the taste and without food it is quite sharp and acidic; I wouldn’t drink it on its own. We then tasted it alongside the beef brisket we had cooked; although it was slightly improved we still couldn’t get past the sharpness and acidity.
Unfortunately this isn’t one I will buy again.