Cerise-edged, black vermillion. Intense cassis and ripe plum aromas, blackberry and bilberry hints. Very satisfying. Tannic but ripe so both creamy and savoury on the palate, fruit and freshness finely balanced. Some nuance on the finish.
Due to the uniquely cold climate on the farm, this wine is crystal clear and bright which at first shows rich granadilla and cape gooseberries, however once settled in the bottle, these flavours show more fresh herbs and fynbos with a hint of green figs.
The nose is fresh plums and black cherries with graphite (pencil lead), oak spice and hints of dried herbs. The palate gives a soft and supple entry with dense black fruit concentration on mid-palate. Subtle spicy flavours, great acid which lends freshness and length. Some cacao on the finish.
Complex and simple all at once, this Shiraz / Viognier / Petit Verdot is a delight on the tongue and for all the remaining senses. Co-ferment whole bunch pressed and given a mixture of new and old oaks, you will pick up the prominent nose of the Shiraz and the colour of the Petit Verdot with the full mouthfeel the Viognier brings to this Oeniphile party.