Product Type: First Cape Wine
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First Cape South African Rose
Member Name: newby2
First Cape South African Rose
Date: 11/11/12, updated on 11/11/12 (31 review reads)
Advantages: fruity and refreshing
Disadvantages: not my first choice
==First Cape South African Rose Wine==
I do like a drop of wine from time to time and so does the other half. Luckily we tend to share a bottle at dinner time and usually opt for a rose as we both seem to see this as our wine of choice. We do have our favourites and again as luck would have it mostly we prefer the same ones. Of course we are always a bit begrudging when my mother comes to dinner as a bottle of wine split 3 ways never seems to really go very far.
More often than not we tend to buy what ever bottle of wine is on the best special offer and usually we are lucky enough to get one of our favourites a cheaper price than the recommended retail price. This First Cape South African Rose wine is one we have quite a bit as it always does seem to have some money off or be included in some deal or another in the supermarket. Generally speaking you would look to pay between £4 and £5 for a standard 75 cl bottle of this pink wine which is the price we tend to pay for most bottles unless its a little bit special and comes with bubbles!
The wine itself is a little deeper red colour than a lot of the other rose wines we drink and this does indicate the taste somewhat as it is a little richer and more intense than others with a stronger flavour which isn't always to others liking (my mum doesn't like it that much - although that never stops her having a glass but complaining!)
The wine has a 12% alcoholic content to it which is not as weak as others but then again it is not the strongest I have ever drunk either. The flavours that the wine captures are those of fruity strawberries and raspberries and it is described as a medium dry rose wine.
The taste to me is really rather crisp and quenches that wine thirst very nicely indeed. The bottle is best severed very chilled and I always like to pop the wine glass in the fridge too just to give the drink that little bit more of a chill that really does make for a better taste. The strawberries are rather noticeable and the berry mix together is very refreshing and gives that summer sort of feeling.
This wine can be drunk with most meals and on its own too. Although sharing is advised I think the times when I have drunk a bottle I get nicely squiffy and although I get a terrible headache in the morning it doesn't affect me as bad as some white wines I would drink.
Overall I do enjoy drinking this wine. It is not the lightest and most crispest wine I drink but when it is on special offer it is well worth picking up a few bottles for the wine rack as it always goes down well at dinner time! I think although not my favourite I am still happy to award a very good score of 4 out of 5 stars and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone (over the age of 18 of course).
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: a nice wine
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