The new release Dombeya Fenix 2011 has once again outperformed its price point and expectation by being judged in the Top 10 in South Africa for the second straight year at the Wine Magazine/Riscura Bordeaux Blend Awards.
This is an invitation based tasting where the leading Bordeaux Blends in South Africa are pitted against each other in a blind tasting. There is no differentiation on price point, with some of the prestige cuvee’s in the tasting being listed at almost 10 times the price of Dombeya Fenix 2011.
Of the wines judged to be in the Top 10 Bordeaux Blends in South Africa , Fenix was by some distance the least expensive. This follows on from the judging in 2015 when Fenix 2010 was not only judged in the Top 10, but awarded Best Value Bordeaux Blend in South Africa.
It is another tremendous validation for this wine, and again shows the benefit accrued by allowing it to spend some time in bottle before release.