In a nutshell: A bright, expressive and savoury South African red from the Western Cape
The lowdown: Cinsault is currently a very fashionable South African variety and this wine, which has been around for many vintages now, can be seen as one of the trailblazers. The fruit for this is from low yielding 40 year old unirrigated bush vines from hidden corners of the Cape which is vinified to make a juicy wine where the red fruit dominates. It's bright and expressive on the nose with a gentle savouriness, while on the palate there's a bright acidity along with fresh pomegranate flavours, some gamey notes and a beating heart of ripe cherries. Incredibly sleek and easy to drink, there's lots of wine for the money.
When to drink: Just the sort of red to drink very slightly chilled, its crispness marries well with thing like Asian duck recipes or stir fried beef.