Always sublimely perfumed and fragrant, the nose boasts lifted layers of dried lavender, violets, rose petals, red crystallised cherries and hints of Turkish delight. But it is on the palate that the wine reveals a classy weightless streamlined concentration, fabulously sleek polished mineral tannins and an all round sense of finesse and harmony. While only in its 5th vintage, if there was a race to create a cult wine in South Africa in the shortest time possible, this wine would stand a very good chance of winning
38 year old south-east facing Darling origin bush vines.
85.4% Cinsault and 14.6% Syrah
50% of whole-bunches. The wine was aged 10 months in oval foudre (1500-2000 litre capacity).
Drink from release but do cellar a few bottles for 5 to 8+ years - 95/100, Greg Sherwood MW