Intense, deep plum-black colour with cerise rim. The nose is vivacious with ripe plum, mulberry and creamy fruit with hints of fennel, ink and spices. The palate is rich and opulent densely packed with ripe Merlot fruit and supported by silky soft, sleek tannins. The wine has excellent length with a lingering aftertaste.
Up to 12 years, provided wine is stored in ideal cellar conditions.
88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
Red meats, game and strong cheeses. Ideally served at 18°C - 19°C.
In The Vineyard
Harvested from 24 year old Merlot plantings situated on clay-rich Oakleaf, Vilafontes and Klapmuts soil. 40% vendage vert (green harvesting cluster removal) at 60% veraison to ensure concentration and even-ripening.