4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Generous plump berries are laced with spice & lavished with new barrels, 18 months; tropical fruit & plum vie with heady vanilla in riot of 17 (90 pts) flavour, but stern tannins keep the gate of hedonism shut in youth. Allow time to settle, like ambitious but tad more austere 16.
Gold Medal (96 pts) International Wine and Spirits Competition 2019
The very complex and well-composed nose has aromas of ripe plums, ripe dark cherries, vanilla and an iodine-like, mineral hint. There is some savoury suggestion of tobacco and tar in the background.