Color: Bright cherry red.
Aroma: Mulberries, ripe plums, white chocolate and macadamia nuts, notes of cinnamon with a pervasive aroma of rose petals balanced with subtle oak.
Palate: Bouquet carries well through to the palate. Elegant, well-balanced with an underlying refreshing herbaceous quality. Good sweet/sour balance. This wine will complement a variety of seafood and lighter meat dishes. Enjoy this great food wine now through 2010.
"Firm tannins and good acidity suggest you can enjoy this wine over the next 10 years, but with beefy flavors of cassis, blackberry and tobacco you may not want to wait. Meaty on the nose, with ample oak spice and a touch of pepper adding to powerful fruit aromas, and a long, spicy finish. "
"Ruby-red. Enticing aromas of plum, chocolate and new oak. Lively, sweet flavors of dark berries, plum, licorice and mint, all nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes with light but firm tannins and lingering notes of black cherry, licorice and bitter chocolate, plus some peppery lift on the back. Very successful South African merlot."
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