4 ½ Stars 2022 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Comes with recommendation: be patient, elegant 19 (93 pts) will develop & improve for many years. 5 way Bordeaux blend is focused & concentrated, well structured with fine tannins & a foundation of 40% new oak, 22 months, for the deep & persistent flavour.
92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2021
Part of the Diemersdal range since 1976, Private Collection is a great value assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon with 36% Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Focused and refined, with a cool climate texture, precision and acidity, subtle wood and a medley of red berry, cassis and plum fruit. 2021-28
90 pts James Suckling Jan 2022
Blackberries, blueberries, dried herbs and cinnamon on the nose. Full-bodied with fine tannins. Dense and velvety. Milk chocolate to close. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, malbec and cabernet franc. Sustainable. Drink or hold.
Deep dark chocolate and enticing cedar aromas appear first on the nose, followed by wafting notes of blackberry jam, cherry and cassis. The firm, well-structured palate features robust yet sweet tannins and a broad range of flavours ranging from black cherry and red fruits carried along by the richness of its oak and vanilla notes. It is long and smooth now, with an intriguing character that will continue to develop with years to come.