This nose starts off with with a chocolately top note underscored with a touch of mint and a graphite tinged herbal note with a back drop of black cherry and dark red plum fruit tones aromatically. Medium fuller bodied this has a sleek texture with bright and juicy cherry, red plum and raspberry flavors supported with finer grained, firm tannins on the back end that offer some grip bringing this to a dry, focused finish with some of the savory, earth tones notes adding nuance to the finish. This is now starting to open up and should drink well over the next 2-3 years.
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90 pts James Suckling June 2018
Brambleberries, deep blackberries, ivy extract and resin. It’s quite dense but very enjoyable with lots of juicy tannins and tangy acidity, lifting things through to the round finish. Drink now
4 Stars 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Glossy berries & chocolate in fruit forward 15, gets more serious on the palate. Good tannin base, firm, no edges, fruit ample enough for early enjoyment but the best lies ahead.
Double Gold Veritas 2017