Steenberg Echo Red Blend 2014
The nose entices with mulberry, black cherry, star anise, dried origanum and spearmint. It is a fleshy wine, elegantly showcasing a juicy acidity with a delicate tannin structure that adds to the velvety structure on the palate. Spice and earthy notes linger on the palate long after the last sip.
The Echo’s colour is deep red with a lighter, garnet red on the rim. The fruit for the Echo is sourced from Constantia, Darling and Stellenbosch. The Echo is showing beautifully now, and will reward cellaring for up to 10 years. 70% MERLOT / 20% CABERNET FRANC / 10% CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Personal food pairing: This is a made for food wine. Lovely match to a number of meat dishes, lovely with duck, game birds and venison. It would do the traditional Sunday lunch proud, and in the middle the week will be a great partner to Bangers and Balsamic Onions.