4 ½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Filigree floral blueberry & plum on 21 (91 pts). Juicy, lean, with leashed power lurking below. Portions wholebunch fermented, amphora aged 10 months & in seasoned oak.
90 pts Tim Atkin MW 2022
Picked later than the Project Z Grenache and blended with some grapes from high-altitude Piekenierskloof, this has also more structure and tannins, with plum, clove and black cherry fruit and a hint of oak spice. 2022-27
This is a very fragrant and delicate wine but with amazing concentration and depth of flavour. A bouquet of fresh strawberries and dried rose petal gives way to a dancing palate full of fresh berries with zippy acidity and flavours of wild bramble with hints of all-spice that are perfectly balanced with a fine and supple tannin structure. On the lingering finish other subtle nuances start to show too. A delicious wine that can be enjoyed with a variety of foods, for the adventurous serve lightly chilled with salmon or simply enjoy with a variety of charcuterie.