On opening the wine quickly reveals an enticing aroma of rich mocha and vanilla which lead to a further element of smoky bonfire â€“ elements I seem to remember being present a decade ago but perhaps more muted now the wine has hit the 14 year old mark. As you taste the smoothness becomes apparent, succulent dark cherry and a lingering infusion of spiced coffee and cinnamon. A wonderful example of South African terroir and its ability to age quality wines in a unique way compared to that of the Old World equivalents. Certainly not delicate or particularly nuanced, however, a seriously good wine to enjoy over the burning embers of a summer barbeque.
MD 94/100 (Tasted May 2020)