The OLD BRIDGE
The OLD BRIDGE Wine Shop
At every price level, an outstanding selection of wines chosen by John Hoskins MW
2016 CINSAULT, Flotsam & Jetsam. Western Cape, South Africa
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Producer: This is made by the talented and much revered Chris Alheit who produces under his Cartology label only Chenin Blanc (or Chenin blends) from exceptional sights. Flotsam & Jetsam is his label for slightly 'lesser wines'
Old Bridge Rating: This is an extreme statement of modern, 'trendy' winemaking. For many people it's a step too far, but it's a fascinating and delicious experiment for those who are interested in such things.
Very pale, lightly aromatic, incredibly fresh and almost insubstantial in its delicacy. And yet there is a bit of tannin and dryness on the finish. Cinsault itself is the fashionable revival grape of the moment and the whole 'light red' category is much in demand in urban wine bars. Whether you like it is of course another matter.....!
Press Reviews: "Juicy and bright with lovely supple cherry fruit with some peppery detail. Fresh and smashable with good acidity and a beautiful floral personality. Very fresh and detailed with nice brightness. Very fine and expressive. 92/100." Jamie Goode
17.95 £15.95 per bottle
17.05 £15.15 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
16.16 £14.36 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles
5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
10% discount on Un-Mixed Cases.