Tim Atkin | Master of Wine

Tim’s Tasting Notes

Sainsbury's Press Tasting


2015 Bellingham The Bernard Series Roussanne, Paarl

£10, 14%, Sainsbury's

Bellingham's Roussanne is one of the few stand alone examples of the grape in South Africa, and it's getting better with every vintage, showing impressive weight, texture and finesse. This deftly-oaked, full-bodied white is rich but not unctuous, with notes of baking spices, citrus and green tea, a hint of tropical fruit sweetness and a grippy, almost tannic finish that works really well with food.