Dewlands Lychee Juice

It’s not often that you find lychee juice in a Western super­mar­ket, so it was a must try when we spot­ted this Dewlands Lychee Juice in Harris Farm Markets. It’s a blend of grape juice with 15% lychee juice.

The juice is an opaque yel­low col­our with a sweet lychee nose. Served chilled, the flor­al notes of lychee come through first through your sense of smell before it emerges in the taste. While the sweet­ness recalls the intense sweet­ness of grapes from the base, it also reminds of ripe, in sea­son lychees and per­sists through to the fin­ish with the grape notes return­ing to linger in the after­taste. The sweet­ness is intense and mod­er­ately acid­ic, but it remains a nat­ur­al lychee fla­vour and does not bor­der on being per­fume-like as you can get in arti­fi­cial lychee fla­vour as in Lychee Drink by Yeos.

This bottle of Dewlands Lychee Juice con­tained 1 litre. It was pro­duced in South Africa and pur­chased in Sydney, Australia in 2017.