When I first saw the rebranding on my screen, I thought, “Oh no, they’ve lost their branding of Journeys End.” Once I had the bottles in my hand, I realised that the branding was there loud and clear, and the wonderful quirky range had in fact gained a bit of extra cache.
Here’s a quick rundown of that I thought of the wines.
Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Delicious, just delicious. I love the grapefruity flavours and aromas. Zippy from entry and rich in Granny Smiths and Star Fruit crispness. Real character of a wine. Perfect as an aperitif and with crisp saladings and a tranche of hake pan fried in butter, lemon and parsley.
Haystack Chardonnay 2018
Fabulous lemony citrus, perfectly supported by well applied oak. Ripe winter melon and marzipan. A laster if cool cellared for a couple of years. Nice wine.
The Huntsman – Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2017
As expected this Rhone style blend is all about dark fruit, cherries, berries and roadside brambles. There is a fynbos herbaceousness and a grind of white pepper. Full at midpalate and lovely Ribena fruit sweetness in a sublime dry wine.
Pastor’s Blend – Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2018
I have to come clean here, this is my favourite of these wines. Named for the two Pastors with whom Journey’s End does community work in the local village of Sir Lowry’s Pass.
As a Bordeaux blend, one expects the bloodplums, the dark berry fruits, the oak and its concomitant spice and vanilla. The oak in perfect support, and present as a background. Made as a ‘drink now’ wine, chill it before serving.
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Based on information from Hazell PR