Blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. Warwick's flagship Estate Reserve is an opulent, full-bodied wine with rich, concentrated berry fruit, silky mouth-filling flavors, polished tannins and a lingering finish. Skillful barrel ageing gives Trilogy excellent maturation potential. Decanting is recommended to maximize enjoyment of this classically styled, handcrafted wine.
Warwick Estate lies in a valley enclosed by the Simonsberg, Kanonkop and Klapmutskop. Originally part of a vast piece of land known as "Good Success", this eighteenth century farm belonged to Colonel Alexander Gordon who renamed his portion in honour of the Warwickshire regiment which he commanded during the Boer War.
Years later in 1964, Stan Ratcliffe bought Warwick, where, with considerable foresight he began planting the precious Cabernet Sauvignon vines, which are still a major part of the production today. These vines produced high quality grapes and became highly sought after by wholesalers and other wineries. However, it took the arrival of Norma Ratcliffe, Stan's beautiful and energetic wife, in 1971 for the family to begin making a few experimental wines from Cabernet Sauvignon. The early results were very encouraging and served to extol the virtues of what is surely some of the best terroir in South Africa.