Showing remarkable quality for this sort of volume – now over 1.5 million bottles – this wonderfully drinkable Bordeaux blend is Merlot based with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Stellenbosch dominates with some Darling and West Coast components. Fresh, grassy and intense, with savoury tannins and classy oak. The wine is vinified in stainless steel tanks with extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred in French oak barrels. Matured for 17 months in 225 litre French oak barrels. The wine has an ageing potential of at least 6 years from vintage.
Made by: Anthonij Rupert & Benjamin de Rothschild
Made in: Western Cape, South Africa
Grape: Merlot | 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Sweetness Descriptor: XD-Extra Dry
Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Characteristics: Blackcurrant and plum aromas combined with cedar wood and graphite nuances. Abundant fresh berry flavours with fine textured tannins and a lingering cinnamon and walnut finish/aftertaste. Decanting recommended.
Suggested pairings: Serve with Confit Duck, Cassis Jus and Spiced Braised Red Cabbage.
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