Darling Cellars Sir Charles Darling, Red Blend 2018
Darling - A deep and complex wine with layers of black fruit, cedar, honey, liquorice, chocolate and tobacco. Smooth but structured with a long lingering finish. In proper storage this wine will age very well.
Enjoy with roast beef, venison & wild mushroom wellington, slow roast leg of lamb flavoured with garlic and rosemary, beef tenderloin with roasted shallots, Peking duck and a good potjie.
Darling - This Chenin Blanc displays a lovely light straw hue in the glass, and a mineral freshness on the nose. This is a complex wine, with undertones of orange peel and yellow peach, and a long lingering finish. The oak is subtle and well- integrated with the fruit. A special wine for a special occasion which will reward well now, but even more so after a few years in the bottle.
Darling - Light Pomegranate in colour, this is what summer drinking is all about. Loads of ripe strawberries, sweet cherry and raspberries on the nose with a lingering fruity aftertaste. Truly a wine for all occasions. A great wine to enjoy and flirt over.
Darling - Initially a subdued bouquet opens up to aromas of green fig and tropical fruit such as watermelon, passion fruit and pineapple. These flavours follow on the palate and are supported by a vibrant acidity that keeps the palate fresh. This wine will pair well with most seafood but I think will go particularly well with some of the West Coasts fresh mussels or oysters!!
Darling - Vinification: Crush and destalk, 18 days fermentation and secondary fermentation in the bottle
Maturation: Kept on the lees for 16 months for a fuller mouth feel, complexity and stable bubbles
Bouquet opens up with fresh lemon, lime and green apples that excites your senses. Creamy palate with hints of baked bread and toast broadens the palate. To be enjoyed on any memorable occasion.
Darling - A vibrant display of fresh fruit which includes cherries, candy floss, spice, tobacco and red pepper. A good concentration of darker fruit is displayed on the palate and also includes vanilla, cacao and chocolate. The tannins are silky, juicy and supplementary to the length of fruit. This wine is well balanced, complex and in full harmony. Can be enjoyed with a good smoked brisket or flamed grilled steak with mushroom puff tartlets.
Darling - A vibrant display of fresh fruit and flavours that includes Turkish delight, chocolate, red and black cherries, vanilla, red plum and butterscotch. The flavours follow through on the palate with a fresh acidity to accompany you to all occasions!
Darling - Translated from Latin gustus means taste and this is what this wine is all about. Darling Cellars Gustus comes from specific vineyards which are selected for their uniqueness in prominent terroir flavours. These vineyards are planted in the best terroir for the specific varietal. Vineyards are carefully monitored by the winemaker who ultimately decides when the grapes will be harvested. The hand selection of grapes is focused on optimum ripeness at the crusher to deliver flavour in you glass. The best judge of TASTE is yourself!
This expressive wine deserves your attention due to its aromatic array of different flavors of peach, pear and fynbos notes followed by dash of floral and aniseed spice undertones. This wine has a crisp and refreshing mid palate with a lingering mouthfeel
Enjoy as an aperitif; partner to spicy fusion foods – not hot; sweet Cape curries, or goose liver and baked fruits.
Darling - This wine shows a lot of tropical notes like peaches apricot and citrus fruit like orange peel.
This is a seriously complexed wine that has a great mid palate with good length and ageing potential. This is a definite food wine.
Pairs well with smoked duck, roasted chicken, Norwegian salmon, pan-fried halibut, pumpkin ravioli , lobster, grilled veal chops with mushrooms and sushi.
Darling - This wine has layers of fruit complexity supported with integrated wood. Typical aromas are green characters of green fig with tropical arrays of white pears, pineapple and minerality. The wine has a full mid palate with complex fruit following through and results in a wine with a great length and fruit acidity. The palate is well structured.
Pairs well with kingklip, prawns and white wine sauce, seafood risotto, pork or chicken satay, scallops
Darling - A wine big in structure, soft in tannin and loaded with spicy and red berry flavours with a long aftertaste and a refreshing finish.
Pairs well with a beef casserole, braised pork neck, oxtail stew, bolognaise, Biltong & Bobotie (South African favourites !) or any venison dishes.
Darling - An irresistible, well balanced red wine, with a bright ruby red colour and sour cherries, strawberries and a hint of oak on the nose. Flavours of red pepper, spice, raspberries and a hint of sweet vanilla, followed by a nice fresh acidity on the pallet. Grape tannins very well supported by the oak tannins. The wine finishes with a long aftertaste.
This wine will go very well with roasted leg of lamb, Moroccan lamb, well-made Curry stews or Escargot.
This wine will age for 8-15 years if stored properly.