Tasting Note: Notes of cassis, tarragon, graphite and cedar on the nose. These continue on the palate which has a silky texture and great structure from the fine tannins. The richness and power of the wine are balanced by freshness and finesse. The finish is dry with lingering blackcurrant and blueberry flavours.
Stellenbosch is a natural home for Cabernet Sauvignon and this wine represents the distinguished elegance and balance that the grape can exude there. The vineyards are planted in the cooler parts of Stellenbosch – one parcel of 39 year old dry farmed bush vines planted in deep alluvial soils of Firgrove; 2 parcels planted on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain and one planted in the deep decomposed Granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills.
Winemaking: Using a combination of modern and traditional winemaking techniques, the fruit is completely destemmed, naturally fermented and given 12 months in 500L French oak barrels, followed by 10 months in large old Foudre.