Pretty classic in style. Ripe, rich, plenty of character and flavour. The palate is mid-weight and the tannins meld into the fruit perfectly. Yum. Drink soon and enjoy with a lamb roast.
In 1998 Johan Reyneke Jr took over the family farm. He set about converting to the 40ha estate to organic and biodynamic viticulture. His aim is to make world class wine from South Africa.
40km East of Cape Town. The rolling hills give many microclimates within the generally Mediterranean weather patterns. It accounts for nearly 20% of all vines in South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon is best known here but you can find quality Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Pinotage.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.
The noble variety of Bordeaux’s left bank. Firm tannins, a streak of acidity and punctuated by flavours of cassis, violets, spice and leather. The best examples can age for the long term. Although Cabernet does often require blending with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Shiraz to fix the hole it has in its middle palate.