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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cape Jaffa Mesmer Eyes White and Red blend 2016

Either my eyes deceive, or this wine - made of both red and white grape varieties - clocks in at 15% alcohol!

Curious aromatics, has that musky, rose and bergamot scent I so often see (seek?) in skin contact wines. 

It's lavish, thickly textured, berry driven palate. Something like macerated strawberry, and tinned peach syrup. I initially had this chilled as if a white wine (4c) and then allowed to come up to room temperature (19c) and preferred somewhere as a mid-point. At the lower temps it was rather suppressed; warmer it became a little viscous and a hint of bitterness creeping in. 

Creative and curious, adding colour to a shifting wine landscape. 90 

Tasted on: Sunday 11th March, a Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $29
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: Screwcap

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