Steenberg HMS Echo Red Blend 2009

Steenberg HMS Echo Red Blend 2009

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Steenberg Vineyards was first farmed by Catharina Ustings Ras, a controversial, daring immigrant

Steenberg H.M.S. Echo Red Blend 2009

Steenberg H.M.S. Echo Red Blend 2009

from the German Baltic coast who was granted a parcel of land in 1682 by Simon Van Der Stel, making it the oldest in the Constantia Valley.

A new release from winemaker J.D. Pretorius is the third in the H.M.S. trio of wines named for battleships which were deployed during the Battle of Muizenberg in the first British Occupation of the Cape – Steenberg H.M.S. Echo Red Blend 2009. The other two wines are Steenberg H.M.S. Sphynx Chardonnay 2010 and Steenberg H.M.S. Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2010.

H.M.S. Echo is a blend of 62% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes were sourced from Constantia, Robertson and Darling and each cultivar was fermented separately before spending 20 months in third-fill French barrels.

This wine is a joy to drink – aromas of peppermint and chocolate burst out of the glass.
This is a delicious, voluptuous, well balanced wine with a finish that lasts forever.

It paired very well with char-grilled T-bone steak as well as with char-grilled ostrich steak. Other great food matches would be roasted lamb with garlic and rosemary; beef and because of the minty flavour, will also work well with turkey and its traditional sweet trimmings.

On the other hand I could very happily drink it paired with only itself.

I rate this wine 18/20 – an excellent superior quality wine.

The alcohol is 14%

The cellar door price is R80.00 or R480.00 per six bottle case.

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Steenberg HMS Echo Red Blend 2009

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