The wine shows incredible colour density and intensity. Its dark, almost opaque, garnet core that unwinds into a youthful, ruby rim promises a wine with a great depth of structure and a fruitful future. A complex bouquet with a mischievous play on the senses. The first impression is that of a rich, dark-fruit forward wine encompassing aromas of blackcurrant and black cherries, yetbeyond the foreground one becomes enthralled by hints of cigar leaf and spices that marry the ripe aromas in perfect harmony. The suggestive nose demands further exploration into the great depth and complexity of fruit that is wrapped in a lenient mantle of vanillary oak. The rich, ripe bouquet is a true advocate of the wine’s cassis core. The dense flavour concentration follows effortlessly from the nose to the palate, where polished tanninsprovide great texture to balance the wine’s powerful weight. As the wine ensues the tongue, the silky, polymerised tannins responsible for the wine’s elegance poises the integrated minerality to create an outstanding mouthfeel with a well-rounded, textural finish that will linger well onto your next sip.
Pair with herb-crusted roast lamb with a smoked aubergine compote and tandoori lamb jus.Peppered beef fillet served with Mediterranean vegetables on bed of burnt sage butter polenta. Asian-spiced, seared lamb and grapefruit noodle salad with fried shallots and citrus.
Blend: 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec