Dark red colour, aromatic red berries, mulberry and plums, cedar and subtle vanilla oak aromas. Rich in flavour, aromas of cassis, red and black cherries, with hints of oak, spice, vanilla and cedar. Velvety and firm tannins on the finish. Blend of Bordeaux grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Malbec 12% and Petit Verdot 9%. Matured on new French oak for 18 months. 10 years ageing potential.
With fine & rich meat dishes, fried or smothered with spicy sauces or as a meditation wine.
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 Freddie le Roux. Flagship wine is a Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend, Grand Plaisir.
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