4 Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Was ‘Summit’, varieties unchanged from syrah, mourvedre (65/30) & grenache, combining for a smooth & supple 17 (89 pts). Undercurrent of charcutrie, spice & silken tannin (6 months old oak) carry bright, juicy red-fruit to soft conclusion.
The SMG is a vibrant ruby red. A pronounced fragrance of bright cranberry and fresh red plum jumps out of the glass. Spicy and savoury aromas follow with pepper, all spice, and toasty notes weaving together elegantly. The palate is rich and juicy but not heavy, with ripe, textured tannins balanced by fresh acidity. Red fruit flavours combine with black cherry, liquorice, and savoury notes of cured meat to create good complexity. Medium bodied with a refined, dry finish