Deep ruby colour, nose with spices and floral notes. Character wine, but supple, with the advantage of bottle ageing. Has matured for 16 months on new French oak. Small production.
Baked or grilled red meat, with savoury sauces.
About the winery:
This historic estate, situated between Paarl and Franschhoek, was founded in 1688 by French Huguenot Charles Marais. Today's winemaker Neil Bester is very driven and monitors the wines closely. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg and are in the skilled hands of viticulturist Hannes van Rensburg. Flagship wine is a Cabernet-based Bordeaux with Shiraz.
CharacteristicsRed berries with a touch of vanilla. Spicy because of the cool climate of Darling. Nine months oak, only 30%...
Characteristics:Deep ruby red, the bouquet has red berry fruit with a hint of chocolate, vanilla and oak spice aromas. Tannins...
Characteristics:Dark ruby red. Ripe blackberries and red cherries. Subtle nuances of chocolate and oak in background. Full-bodied and spice undertones....
Characteristics:Deep ruby red color. Primary flavours of herbs with ripe red cherries, tobacco, plums, green peppers and tea leaves. Secondary flavours...
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