2010 Terroir Awards July'10 - National Trophy Best Red Blend
2010 Michelangelo International Wine Awards Sept.'10 - Silver Medal
2010 Mundus Vini, Germany Sept.'10 - Gold Medal
2010 Veritas Wine Show 2010 Oct.'10 - Gold
2010 Platter's Wine Guide 2011 Dec.'10 - 4½Stars
Very dense ruby with brooding opaque heart; tightly knit complexity reveals beautiful layers of black currant, spiced plum, blackberry and violets; firm, velvety tannins and cedary oak flavours adds depth and substance to the plush layers of fruit; exciting and stylish with great focus and purity permeating this black beauty.
Elsie Pels - Cape Wine Master
5 - 8 years maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Pinotage, 15% Merlot
Delicious matched with some slow-roasted Rosemary Lamb.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
In The Cellar
The three cultivars were vinified and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 23 months, personally selected by the winemaker and then blended together.