Platter’s 2018 over Bushmanspad Estate

Bushmanspad Estate Shiraz 2015 (85 pts)
Ripe & well-constructed 2015, with dash mourvèdre, expresses conducive vintage with convincing morello cherries, hint of pepper.
Bushmanspad Estate Red Gold Blend 2015 (85 pts)
5-way Bordeaux/shiraz mix, 2015 has deep, dark fruit, plenty of body, velvety tannins. Ripe & substantial, showing ageing potential.
Bushmanspad Estate Cabernet Franc 2012 (81 pts)
Plush red berries, a whiff of dried herbs, 2012’s firm dry tannin structure shows the potential for ageing a few years.
Bushmanspad Estate
At Menno Schaafsma’s tranquil vineyards, cellar and guest lodgings at the foot of the Langeberg near Bonnievale, extensions are envisaged ‘to make production and our winemaking process bigger and better’. Their presence in Asia has grown, with the opening of an export channel to Singapore.