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Reserve 2016

94pts
The Estate’s flagship Bordeaux blend is considered one of South Africa’s top red wines, showcasing notes of classic aromas of cedar, currant, leather and plum. Awarded 92 Points by Wine Enthusiast, 90+ Points by Wine Advocate, 90 Points by Wine Spectator and 94 Points by Tim Atkin.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2016
ACID 5.5
Varietal Red Blend
PH 3.49
Residual sugar 3
AGING 26 Months in French Oak
Alcohol % 14.20

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TASTING NOTES

Complex bouquet of fruit with red plum and blackberries dominant with further notes of black cherry and mulberry. Aniseed and notes of dried oregano add even more intrigue to the wine. It Is well supported by grippy powdery tannins which lead to a lingering fruity finish.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Each component was harvested separately, de-stemmed and sorted into the tank. The wines spent between 20 and 40 days depending on the tannin structure with three or four pump-overs per day and then pressed to undergo malolactic fermentation in barrel and tank. After completion, the wine was racked to French oak barrels (60% new oak was used) for a period of 27 months before a strict selection process, where only the best barrels from the best blocks are selected. Wines are blended together and allowed to clarify naturally before bottling in September 2018.


Food Recommendations

Braised beef short rib bordelaise with pappardelle pasta and crispy baby vegetables. Grilled Mediterranean vegetables marinated in dried oregano with baba ghanoush and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Ratings

92 Points Wine Enthusiast, 90+ Points Wine Advocate, 90 Points Wine Spectator, 94 Points Tim Atkin