Garnet hue with spice aroma with explosive fruit on mid palate. Well balanced soft tannins. Dark chocolate after taste. A great wine overall that would surprise many on blind tasting. — 8 months ago
Sweet and refreshing — 2 years ago
Light body. Acidic and crisp. Tasty in the summer — 2 years ago
We had this with Oxtail dinner at Rattray’s in Mala Mala last night.
Not my usual detailed notes. This is ripe & lush like the Nederburg but with more complexity.
The palate showed ripe and slightly candied fruits of; dark currants, blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries and a hint of blue fruits. Nice softly layered baking spices, dark chocolate, mocha, rich, dark soils, some dry top, well done granitic minerals and fresh red and dark florals. The acidity round & beautiful. The finish, ripe, lush, well balanced & polished. Good QPR here.
Photos of, today’s Mala Mala sunrise, baby calf elephant along with the nearly 40 in the herd and a total of over 100 Elephants seen today, playful male dominance of the Giraffe’s intertwining and smacking necks/mid section and the grand prize, male spotted Leopard. An amazing finish to our last day. — 2 years ago
Tropical fruits pineapple, passion. Not acidic. Slighty flowery. Rose. — 8 months ago
Light, warm, table wine — 2 years ago
Vintage 2013, opened on 14th July 2019. Oaky nose and full bodied berries scent. Sweet and smooth to palate, an easy drink. Garnished with tangy finishing and high tannins aftertaste. — 2 years ago
Sweet but awesome with food — 3 years ago
Like a lot. Very mild. Needs to breathe. Steve likes too! Avail at MoCo — 8 months ago
Served going to a bunch of experienced palates. Was getting quite a few old Napa Cab guesses, some that were thinking it could have been either Australian Shirazzie or Washington Syrah. Shay mentioned it was likely a warmer climate, so he got that. I completely understand pretty much all of those guesses is this one seemed to have a little bit of a roasted black fruit, clove, barbecue kind of character to it. With salted kettle chips it definitely brought the barbecue and grilled character out. This wine still had plenty of depth and a lot of character displaying a surprising amount of pepper on the finish. In their youth, these have an insane amount of tannin despite being rather on the medium-bodied side, and I really was not experiencing that here. Much improved, smoother, tannins have fully integrated. Optimal time to consume this was probably three or four years ago but in my opinion it was doing quite well today. — 2 years ago