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4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Cab upped to 53% in 17 (91 pts) vintage of dependable 5-way Bordeaux red. Typical cedar-edged fruitcake generosity with integrated oak grip & structure. Pliable & plush, it drinks well now but will reward patience.
Double Gold award Top SA 100 wines
Appearance: Dark plum colour
Bouquet: A complex nose of spice, ripe berries and blackberries with slight forest floor earthy tones.
Palate: Mouthfilling fruit and elegant oak flavours, juicy tannins and lingering after taste.
All grapes were hand picked in small lug boxes pre cooled to 5°and sorted twice before a pure yeast culture was inoculated. The juice was pumped over the skins 3-5 times per day for 5 days. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was drained of the primary lees and transferred to a resting tank. Malolactic fermentation and a brief settling period preceded the wine to a combination of 225 litre barrels of French oak (25% first fill the rest second third and fourth fill.) The wine spent between 12 – 14 months in barrel before bottling and labelling.
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