A classic example of a Bordeaux-style wine grown in South Africa, though the 2015 vintage offers a more restrained and austere approach in a nod to the blend’s Old-World heritage. On the nose find notes of olive tapenade spiced with cinnamon and cassia bark with blackberry and brambles. There’s liquorice, and aniseed too; scented with herbs such as thyme and dried fennel.
A savoury flinty edge to the aromatics will find you picking up beef bouillon and pencil shavings. On the palate there’s a soft, fine red fruit character redolent of red plums and red cherries, which is underscored by dark cacao bean. Good acidity supports a well-rounded, lengthy finish.