Vondeling & Signal Canon Wines, South Africa

Tasting Samples

Signal Canon Chenin Blanc 2011
Ripe apple fruit aromas, attractive and appealing. Crunchy green apple characters, slightly earthy flavours, clean finish. Not as appealing on the palate as on the nose. £8.99-£9.50
Vondeling Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Up front nose of citrus fruits and tropical aroma's, almost luscious! On the palate mango and guava, very tropical, balanced finish. Very commercial style possibly could do with a little more minerality for me, but the ripeness will have an appeal for many! £10.99
Vondeling Babiana 2008
A blend of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay and Grenache Blanc. A proportion has been oak aged.
Roasted/toasted nut aromas, with a fruit just sitting behind it! Ripe sweet fruits on the palate, good textured mouthfeel, gentle spice and good minerality. Long Finish. A lot more personality in this wine. £12.99
Vondeling Chardonnay 2009
Much better balanced use of oak, a much lighter touch. Elegant and appealing nose, ripe peach, apricot, gentle hints of the oak, good layers of flavour and a good balanced finish. £12.99
Signal Cannon 2011 Rose
Copper coloured, slightly bubble gum aromas, which give way to strawberry characters on closer inspection! Bags of strawbeery fruits on the palate, very ripe and appealing, but with good balancing acidity. A commercial style £8.99-£9.50
Signal Canon Merlot 2010
Dark plummy fruits, ripe and rich, with just a gentle hint of green leaf. Soft plummy dark fruits on the palate, very easy tannins and easy drinking, nice finish. An appealing glass for £8.99-£9.50
Vondeling Petit Rouge 2010
A Merlot Cabernet blend. Ripe dark fruits nose, appealing. Very juicy on the palate, lovely dark fruits, enough structure to make it interesting, long dark fruits finish. Again good supple tannins and lots of drinkability. £10.99
Vondeling Baldrick Shiraz 2011
Ripe sweet spicy dark fruits, again up front and juicy style, excellent middkle palate, a bit more structure compared to the Petit Rouge and a touch more complex. Good long finish, and good mineral finish. £10.99
Vondeling Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2007
Vondeling Erica Shiraz 2007
Earthy herby dark fruits, complex rich nose, hint of butchers block character! Once aireated came much more appealing. herby dark fruits on the palate, very intense and big mouth feel, long minerallyspicy pepery finish. Should be served with a big lump of beef, not a wine for vegetarians..............! £15.00
Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2007 500ml
 Luscious, marmalade/honeyed characters, peach and dried apricot, mouth coating sweetness, just enough balancing acidity. Might be a touch clumsy for a few, will need to stickiest toffee pudding you can find! £23.00
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