Constantia Glen Saddle, Coastal Region, South Africa

The 2007 Constantia Glen Saddle has a unique component: this red wine I smells like very good, dry cured Hungarian sausage.  Being a lover of good charcuterie myself, the salivation that set in between smell and gulp helped me get a get every bit of flavour out of the ensuing nectar.  And what a gulp.  The juice produced a punch of berry that was both intense and genuine; i.e. no fake new world characteristics.  The dryness came through as earthy more than woody.

Of course the cured sausage smell may turn off vegetarian friends, they can find something more appropriate for their bloodless feast.

Musical Match: Bass thumping funk meets Metal doing a Zulu-influenced rap classic.  Possible? Oh yes folks Rage Against The Machine’s Renegades of Funk.  Sink your carnivorous teeth into this one…

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