A dark intense colour reveals levels of fine spices and an array of flavours combined. Intensive Black fruit, wood tannins combine with well integrated ripe grape tannins to create an intense wine has never been achieved before. A powerful earthy wine with an elegant palate that has a long, sweet finish with a creamy richness.
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To release all the flavours please decant at least one hour before consumption. It is recommended to serve this wine at optimal temperature (15-18 degrees Celsius).
If stored in optimal conditions, this wine should last 10 – 15 years.
Robert J Parker Jr’s Wine Advocate 92 Points
It has a ripe blackberry, dark cherry, mint and tobacco scented bouquet with well-integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with burnt toast and a touch of bacon fat on the entry. The oak is a little pronounced but in synch with the fruit and they should meld together nicely. There is a lovely peppery prickle on the finish. Excellent. Drink now-2020. -Neal Martin
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Offers mint, cocoa and anise notes, with accents of plum sauce, blackberry preserves and fig paste. The finish drips with rich fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. — J.M.
Stephen Tanzer 91 Points
Good deep red-ruby. Super ripe aromas of blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and pepper. Silky and seamless in the mouth, offering impressively concentrated black fruit, spice, licorice and mineral flavors framed by harmonious acidity. This wine’s three grams per liter of residual sugar are virtually erased on the firm-edged finish. A slight oaky bitterness in conjunction with the wine’s high alcohol kept my score down.
Terroirist 93 Points
The nose… where to start? Plum cake, fig, currant jam, cedar, pine needles, mocha. Wow. Tart acid on the palate, firm tannins, and generous fruit. Plums and currants mix with earth and cedar and black olive. This is granite-structured, but the acid is wonderful. The notes of bay leaf and potting soil pay homage to the Old World, but the fruit has such richness. Aged 12 months in 50% new oak, but the toast and mocha flavors are extremely well-integrated. This wine is showing wonderfully now, but it’s a big one that will be even more interesting in five or eight years. A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. (93 points IJB)
John Platter Wine Guide – 4 stars - 2013 Guide
Second Best Red Wine at the Winex Johannesburg Show 2012
Falstaff Magazine (Germany & Austria) 93 Points
Rene Gabriel (Switzerland) 19/20