Christian Edes after graduating from Stellenbosch University with a BA Honours in philosophy, Eedes joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. He has completed a wine evaluation course and a small-scale winemaking course under the auspices of the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at Stellenbosch University. His experience includes tasting for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Platter’s South African Wine Guide in addition to various other local and international competitions.
Herewith are his tasting notes and rating on Nala Premium wines:
Nala Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2015
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon, 4% Nouvelle. Green pepper, Granny Smith apple and some cantaloupe plus a subtle herbal edge. Fruity and fresh – pleasant enough.
Nala Premium Merlot 2014
Red and black fruit, no real green character, oak nicely judged. Medium bodied and fruit driven with soft tannins – most appealing.
Nala Preium Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Cassis and a hint of leafiness on the nose. The palate is light bodied with soft tannins but not entirely untrue to the variety – easy drinking.