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  • Country ranking ?

    30
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb & Game

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The Story

Vineyards: Paardeberg (3), Kasteelberg (3), Malmesbury (1), Piquetberg (1). Yield of 18–24hl/ha; avg. vine age: 18 yrs.

Soils: Granite, Slate, Gravel & Sandstone formations

Vinification: Berries are hand sorted. Spontaneous fermentation in open concrete fermenters took 3 weeks at 24°C; Maceration of 3 weeks. No additions are made. Pressed in basket press. Transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation.

Aging: 1yr on lees in tigh...

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Tasting note

color

Deep, Ruby red and Clear

ending

Medium and Spicy

flavors

Cranberry, Blackcurrant, Mint, Petrol, Leather and Spice

nose

Open and Opulent

recommend

No

taste

Average in Acidity, Warming, High tannin, Concentrated, Developing, Full-bodied, Vigor, Vivid, Powerful, Dry and Drying tannins

Verdict

nice but not special

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle and in an perfect condition. Colour is ruby red, and looking clear and deep. On the nose it is open and opulent. The taste is full of energy, vigor,robust, and dry, warming, with high tannin, with drying tannins, and average in acidity, full-bodied, with concentrated structure and developing. On the palate it is layered and has cranberry, spice, leather, petrol, mint and blackcurrant flavours. The finish is medium long and spicy. This wine is nice but not special. I paid around 100-200€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 5-10€ years and decant at least 30min before tasting. Too expensive for quality. I do not recommend it.

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Origin

Swartland Mountain, Paardeberg
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