Poison of The Month – Nederburg Brew Master 2014
Apparently, you can’t buy happiness… but you can buy wine, and that’s basically the same thing, right Hello Joburgers? Allow us to introduce to you…Nederburg Heritage Heroes the Brew Master 2014.
Launch date: 2016
How it’s made: Comprising of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 10% Malbec, with the grapes vinified separately. After hand-sorting at the cellar, the fruit is fermented on the skins in open fermenters and stainless-steel tanks.
Extended skin contact is allowed after alcoholic fermentation for greater intensity of colour and flavour. The wine is matured for 18 months in 300-litre first-, second-, and third-fill French oak barrels.
Flavours: Nederburg’s The Brew Master Bordeaux-style blend 2014 is described by cellar-master, Andrea Freeborough as full-bodied, classic and complex. It has concentrated flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry, dark chocolate, mocha, cigar box, and a hint of vanilla spice.
Tannins: Powerful, soft and ripe.
Cool fact: Rated five stars in the 2017 edition of Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide, The Brew Master 2014 forms part of Nederburg’s Heritage Heroes collection of wines.
These wines honor some of the visionaries who have shaped it and its history as one of South Africa’s most awarded wineries.Hangover cure: Prevention is better than cure. However, if you find yourself in that unfortunate situation, try lots of water, nutrition and a few hours of sleep.
Try a bottle: The Red Table restaurant, situated in Nederburg’s historic 1800 manor house.
Price: Around R180 a bottle.
Food pairing: Excellent with red meat like a leg of lamb, roast beef, or casseroles and stews. Also, divine with duck, chicken, pasta dishes, hearty soups and mature cheeses.
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