Wine Tasting Note: Cape Heights Limited Release Tinta Barroca, 2005, Western Cape, South Africa.
Currently on offer at Waitrose £4.66
Combining an obscure grape variety – the Portuguese Tinta Barroca – with pure smooth drinkability is guaranteed a high ranking. Rich berry fruit with hints of dark chocolate with a spice edge. Smooth tannins, red berry finish all basically making his an absolute steal at the offer price of £4.66. 14.5% alcohol Screw cap. Full bodied.
Tinta Barroca is used in the production of port and some still, red wines from Portugal’s Douro valley. Nice to see something a little different coming from South Africa. Serve with a grilled steak; delicious. Scribblings Rating – 92/100