What was the name for the Greek drinking game where participants would fling the dregs of their wine at a specific target?
“Kottabos” was a game played throughout the ancient Greek world, it is thought to have originated in Sicily, and involved flinging one's wine dregs at a target in the centre of the room while saying who or what was the object of your affection.
Perfumed. Garrigue. Elegant.
Hot on the heals of the super sexy single clone Syrah which took South Africa and the international wine world by storm~ Sons of Sugarland, comes another delicious red from young Reenan Borman of Boschkloof family wine. This small project wine called Kottabos is a stunning blend of 87% Grenache and 13% Syrah, both sourced in Stellenbosch from the Polkadraai area.
Our favourite master of wine Greg Sherwood gave it 93/100!
In the glass it looks like a young burgundy with a ruby glow. The nose offers up incredible perfume lift of cherry bon bons, blood oranges, rose petals, parma violets, pomegranate and subtle cedary, boxwood, marzipan spice. Notes of black pepper and earthy bramble berry sappy spice develop with time in the glass. It has an almost Pinot Noir elegance and finesse, framed beautifully by crunchy, sappy, tart cranberry acids and subtle, fine powdery tannins. The wine is so effortless, brimming full of energy, and really shows off Reenen Borman’s extensive winemaking expertise.
drink now!! It’s already sold out elsewhere in the world!!