2004 Veritas - Silver
2004 John Platter Wine Guide 2005 - 4 Stars
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Double Gold
2005 Veritas - Silver
2006 Decanter Magazine - 4 stars & Best Value
2006 Veritas - Bronze
Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 â€“ Seal of Approval
Michelangelo Wine Awards - Double Gold
Veritas 2004 - Silver
Tactile velvety red body colour leading to a bright pink meniscus. Elegant spiced red berry fruits, somewhat reminiscent of Christmas fruit cake, are interlaid with nuances of oak aromatics. Softly structured palate where the fabulously full frontal fruit of spiced plums and cherries underpins a richly textured mouthful. The aftertaste lingers as the wine moves effortlessly from front to mid to back palate, resplendent with just enough tannic backbone to enable contemplation of a superbly crafted wine.
Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 â€“ 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.
50% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Pinotage
In The Vineyard
12 and 13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock were planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.
In The Cellar
Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 112 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. 4 Pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was oaked in French oak for 9 months.