I’m much higher than Josh Raynolds on this. Soaring nose. Stunning blend of game, flowers, and more flowers, like violet and pastille as well. Amazing purity. The nose is really what it is all about. Just stunning. True ZOMG nose. Granite as well. Palate is structured and very juicy with stunning freshness and purity. Wow. An amazing mouthfeel and such length and texture. Really coats the palate. Stunning richness and decadence. Amazing balance. This is absolutely outrageous. — 2 days ago
Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).
Seventeenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the sixth red wine. This is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot by Coenie Snyman from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of twenty-two months prior to bottling. Only 53 cases of 750 ml produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Additionally there were 13 cases of magnums with 10 being auctioned in 2018.
Dark and deep garnet with with a little bit of ruby in the core. Lovely nose with layers of vanilla, cinnamon, cedar, earth and black currants. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. A bit of wood and earth on the palate with some chalky gravel, black currants and cassis. Long and lingering dry finish. Drink till 2030.
$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,778.00 ($79.78 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R7,600.00 ($89.40 a bottle) and lowest bid was R6,400.00 ($75.28 a bottle).
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— 2 months ago
This was ready to go the moment the cork was pulled. The juicy blue and black fruits just about leap from the glass and the palate, wow, just fabulous. Sweet, juicy tannins gush across it leading to a long, intoxicating finish. Love everything I’ve had from this producer. — 10 days ago