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Beyond Ordinary

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec


14.5 Alcohol


We are excited to be the first in Canada to present Beyond Ordinary Red Blend! This Bordeaux-style blend hails from South Africa, and it steps away from the wines that everyone has become familiar with - allowing you to expand your palate. With complex layers of both fruit and spice, this wine comes with its own rustic edge. It is an unique blend of grapes sourced from several South African coastal pockets and custom crushed, blended and crafted by the team of dedicated winemakers. Owned by the parent company Spier, one of South Africa's oldest wine farms, Beyond Ordinary changes the wine convention. While adhering to certain wine making traditions, they don't always swear by them - rather, they work with viticulturists to help source unusual and unique varietals. In the words of the winemaker Joe P, "People shouldn’t become complacent about what they drink. They don’t have to be. Tastes are changing, and that’s a wonderful thing.” Drink by 2020 at 18 C.

How it looks

Deep plummy purple, with garnet undertones. Opaque, but becomes a lighter garnet towards the rim.

How it smells

Opening with blackberry compote, raspberry, strawberry, sour cherry and ripe boysenberry. Earthy notes of tobacco leaf, and leather are also present. Subtle aromas of dark chocolate, violets and black pepper add further layers. Rounding out with notes of sweet spice and warm vanilla.

How it tastes

Fresh and fruity initially on the palate with flavours of plum, currants, pomegranate, sour cherry and tart cranberry. Extra notes of wood, peppercorns and tobacco leaf, along with green herbs, and subtle notes of mineral and graphite. Finishing with lingering oak, this red blend is rich in flavour with firm tannins and a rugged elegance throughout. Smooth and flavourful, pour into a decanter to give it some time to aerate and enhance the palate.

Recommended food pairing

This is a limited release, so don't forget to stock up! Perfect with a spiced, roasted lamb loin, which cuts through the fleshy tannins and helps to bring out the bold flavours.

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