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Country of Origin: South Africa
Region: Franschhoek Valley
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14.5%
1st established in 1776, this estate is located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschoek Valley. The farm & homestead was restored in 1993 establishing a new vineyard planting program that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, & Viognier. As a producer, they are considered a premium Syrah specialist and they have since branched out to produce delicious, everyday drinking wines through their Porcupine Ridge Range. The nose is complex & dense showing ample black fruit and faint whiffs of lead pencil with Herbs de Provence characters. Intense dark berry & garrigue notes follow through on a sophisticated & structured palate with chalky tannins & integrated acidity. Hints of graphite, sage, tobacco, and fennel seed linger on a smooth & vibrant finish.
This medium bodied wine with smooth tannins opens up with blackberry, youngberry, & bramble aromas & flavors.