2005 Swiss International Airlines Wine Awards April '05 - Gold - Best Red Wine of competition
2005 Concours Mondial (Brussels) May '05 - Gold
2005 Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Award Jun-05 - Gold & Best Pinotage
2005 International Wine & Spirits Competition,London Jul-05 - Silver - Best in class
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards Sept.'05 - Gold
2005 Mundus Vini (Germany) Sept.'05 - Gold
2005 Veritas Oct.'05 - Silver
2005 John Platter Wine Guide 2006 Nov.'05 - 4½Stars
Concours Mondial (Brussels) - Gold
Juliet Cullinan Wine Award - Gold and Best Pinotage
Michelangelo Wine Awards - Gold
Swiss International Air Line Awards 2005 - Gold
Best in class Silver - International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2005
Mundus Vini (Germany) - Gold
Intense dark plum colour with opaque centre and slightly paling rim. A powerhouse of succulent crushed mulberry, black cherry and damson flavours; big and bold but beautifully crafted with silky tannins buried in layers of fruit and oak aromatics. A delicious mouthful with a long life ahead.
Drink now for the vibrant primary flavours but the wine will repay you handsomely for 4 â€“ 5 years of cellaring.
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends.1. Beef Wellington with Foie Gras2. Breast of Guinea Fowl marinated in Pinotage3. Traditional South African cheeses
In The Cellar
The grapes were picked at 25,5Âº Balling. Fermented with NT 112 yeast in red wine tanks and pumped over 3 â€“ 4 times a day, until dry. After malolactic fermentation in the tank the wine went into 100% new French Oak barrels for 12 months.