Lovely flavors of cherry and raspberry are supported by beautifully integrated tannins. Dark chocolate and Christmas cake characteristics are also prevalent. This wine shows great structure and balance and offers beautiful complexity.
Blend: 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Shiraz, 8% Merlot
"Very sleek and very focused, with a tightly wound core of damson plum, bitter cherry and linzer torte flavors that's harnessed for now with savory herb, singed iron and shiso leaf notes. There's piercing drive on the finish, with very mouthwatering acidity, while the grip hangs in reserve. Should move along nicely in the cellar."
"The 2009 Estate is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Shiraz and 8% Merlot and offers a glorious bouquet of raspberry, wild strawberry, blood orange and a touch of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe tannins. There are layers of pure blackberry and mulberry fruit with a lovely, elegant, refined finish that evinces astute winemaking. This is a sophisticated Stellenbosch."
The Wine Advocate