Reviewed on 12-21-2018
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Rating A-
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Coastal Region
Western Cape
South Africa
ABV 14%
Price $32.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Drinking Outside the Lines, Long-Term Aging

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot

The Full Review

This winemaker came back from Bordeaux to Stellenbosch aiming to replicate the wines he had just enjoyed and made a Bordeaux blend in his homeland. The result was a wine that was very different than what he was looking to accomplish but one that helped define South African wine going forward. The nose is all bramble fruit and licorice with hints of plum, cassis and a kind of cardamom incense all wrapped up in youthful, chewy tannin. This is a wine that will age another five years or so and it's affordable enough to buy a few and see how it evolves.