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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer WARWICK
This interesting historical South African mix of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec (all Bordeaux varietals) all blended with 13% of the lighter-bodied Fench Cinsault which originally hails from the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Deep intense purple colour, the nose has spicy, ripe, Damson plum fruit with some faintly cedary, mulberry notes. Dry, medium bodied, gently complex, slightly peppery, bright, mulberry fruit flavours with a very gently cedary, faintly tart finish. The Bordeaux vrieties were aged for 18 months in French oak, while the Cinsault was whole-bunch tank-fermented. It seems quite ready-to-drink and has 14% alcohol and wax capsule. NEW in Vintages. CSPC 24250
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nav Bev
Country South Africa
Rating **+(89 points)
Bright, Plummy-Mulberry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: 5-way Bordeaux blend, roughly equal cab & cab franc, with touch of cinsaut in 2017. Beautifully balanced - bold & earthy yet delicate, flavours of black berry, red cherry & tangy num num, oaking expertly done, 20% being new, & integrated. Drinks beautifully now & should age exceptionally. [Cellar for another 4-6 years.] Score - 93 (Platter's South African Wine Guide, 2021) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - August 13, 2022
Cases bought 132 (12 bottles per case)

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