Our traditional choice of cultivars remains the same for our 2017 blend, but with Syrah still ruling the¬†blend, the spicy, peppery profile is again accentuated. With Mourv√®dre from the Swartland lending¬†austerity, a red fruit character and body and the dash of Viognier contributing perfume, this classic¬†Rh√¥ne style blend again over delivers at price point.
The nose entices with its abundance of ripe plums, blueberries, slight spiciness and heady whiffs of¬†violets. Dark berry fruit, liquorice and notes of sweet tobacco and cocoa follow through onto a¬†vibrant mid-palate with bright, svelte tannins and a silky texture. The wine shows exceptional¬†balance with fresh, integrated acidity. Red plums, black olives and lavender linger on a¬†mouthwatering finish.