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Fontein (South Africa) Cinsaut/Merlot 1998
This attractive wine has light raspberry fruit on the nose that is jammy and ripe, yet there's a spiciness and darker hints of earthiness that add a lot of interest. On the palate it is quite firm, with some tannins and moderate oak. This adds a creamy texture to the red fruit flavours and the finish is quite long and savoury. It would be good with pasta, grilled meats or maybe even chilli. Oddbins 4.49 (10/99).