This elegant Bordeaux blend is a true South African classic. It displays intense aromas and flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice, and leather. Intriguing notes of violets, underbrush, and smoky tar carry through on the long, silky finish. A firm tannic structure will allow this full-bodied wine to age gracefully for up to 15 years, gaining in complexity.
"Medium ruby-red. Explosive aromas of blackberry, violet, iron, graphite, meat, leather and licorice, all lifted by a floral note. Sweet, dense and silky, with highly concentrated candied fruit flavors and superb inner-palate verve. Complicating notes of tar and forest floor. Finishes firmly tannic and very long. An outstanding vintage for this South African classic."
International Wine Cellar
"Dark and concentrated, with a good core of sweet fig, raspberry and currant preserve working along with hints of mesquite, black tea and licorice. Has a supple, pure finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Drink now through 2011."