In a nutshell:
A bright and rounded Stellenbosch Merlot with some striking similarities to some St. Emilions.
Handpicked grapes matured for 16 months in French and American oak, mostly used. This wine is ruby, clear and bright in the glass. The flavours are ripe, but not overbearing, with notes of violets and subtle spices thanks to the well judged use of oak. Balanced acidity holds everything together, elevates the fruit, and provides a clean, elegant finish.
When to drink:
Very well made with good ageing potential and very versatile. It'll go nicely with all sorts of red and white meats, stews, casseroles and pasta.