This was an outstanding vintage for premium red wines. A long slow ripening period was prevalent, characterised by an initial dryness, featuring moderate temperatures. This culminated in the typical January heat wave.
Bright and intense. Concentrated and deep red.
One is greeted by the flavours of plums and chocolate on a platform of well-integrated oak flavours on entry, followed by elegant raspberry and red currant flavours backed by well-pronounced spice from the Syrah.
Medium to full-bodied, juicy with a firm, ripe tannin structure backed by well-balanced acidity. Mid palate is full of dark fruit with a long and lingering finish.
Drink now or see how this wine develops over the next ten years as an attractive well-matured red. This wine has been matured in 20% new 225 litre French oak barrels and 80 % second and third fill.
Roast beef. Beef steak. Roast duck and venison.
Top 100 SA Wines Bronze | 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards Silver | IWSC Double Gold | CWSA 2015 Silver | 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Silver | Veritas Awards 88 Points | Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate