2009 John Platter Wine Guide - 4 stars
2009 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London - Bronze Medal
Rich and complex with layers of ripe black cherry, smoky spice and vanilla; muscular with well honed tannins lending depth and structure to a satisfying core of ripe fruit; well integrated oak treatment with a lovely dry finish.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
Can be enjoyed now for the fresh vibrant fruit. Cellaring for 2 - 4 years will reward you well with secondary flavours and more complexity.
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following but do not forget to include your friends.1. Pork fillet in Phyllo pastry with apples.2. Lamb Masala.3. A variety of Brie, camembert and goats cheese.
In The Vineyard
Estcourt Type: i.e. weathered granite topsoil on crumbly clay subsoil.
About The Harvest
Grapes picked at full ripe - 25° Balling. Yield of 8 tons per hectare.