The wine shows classic examples of a Bordeaux styled wine grown in South Africa, although less powerful and forward than other recent vintages. The aromatics include red cherries and jasmine supported by dried herbs. On the palate, red fruit flavours dominate with support of tones of leather and dried thyme. Fine tannins are present that support the fruit structure. Cabernet Sauvignon 57%, Cabernet Franc 27% and Merlot 16%.
The 2014 vintage produced wines that are more accessible at a younger age than most vintages. Although accessible, the wine will continually improve over the next 10 years at which point the wine will achieve it’s optimal drinkability for at least a further five years. The 2006 growing season was very similar to the 2014 vintage and we expect the vintages to age similarly. When drinking this wine in the first 6 years from vintage we do suggest decanting it for an hour or two before serving to open up the bouquet and soften the tannins.
Six Pack: R350.00 / bottle
Case: R350.00 / bottle
Member Price: R280.00
Matching FoodsRare beef fillet done in a Chinese barbecue sauce would make this wine come alive, or even a Carpaccio with an anchovy cream and a hint of truffle oil.
- 95pts in the Tim Atkin 2017 Report