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 at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain between Paarl and Franschhoek, was founded in 1688 by French Huguenot Charles Marais. He named it after his home town in France, Le Plessis Marly. It was his grandson Jacob who built the mansion back in 1764. Current owners Michael and Rose Jordaan bring revived energy and enthusiasm to this beautiful private estate . Winemaker Fred Fismer is very driven and monitors the wines closely. Flagship wine is a Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend, Grand Plaisir.
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