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Testalonga Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams
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16¾/20

Testalonga Baby Bandito Follow Your Dreams 2019

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaFrom the Swartland's decomposed granite soils, this was a single bush vine plot of carignan, planted in 2001 at 220m, and farmed organically. As is Craig's way, this was entirely whole bunch, crushed, and native fermented before going into 2 old foudre where it remained until bottling without fining. Fragrant darting cherry, wild plum, wild raspberry run the fresh, bright palate. Tannins are stencilled fine, ideally structuring this svelte wine through a lingering spiced, saline finish. Such a charmer, especially with a slight chill.Tasted: 29 November 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 private wine shops BC 80.00 1500 private wine shops Producer: TestalongaDistributors: Sur Lie
Juice Imports
The Living Vine
Grape: CarignanCSPC: 104065