Made reductively in order to maximize the fruit personality of the vintage, the 2009 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while
maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. 2009 is a wine that favours origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A larger percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil in 2009 has added an intense mid-palate structural component and addition overall complexity to this wine.
I first ordered this wine for a "'Round the World" wine tasting, in which I was assigned South Africa. I would never have imagined such a drinkable wine for the price point. This wine was the first to be completely drained at the tasting, and there were more expensive wines there.