In a nutshell: A rich, fruity and generous South African red from the Western Cape
The lowdown: The fruit for this wine is sourced from the Swartland area of the Cape where the climate is ideal for viticulture with low summer rainfall and cool afternoon breezes. The blend here is 70% Shiraz, 27% Mourvèdre and a tiny bit of Viognier. The Shiraz and Viognier are fermented together with the Mourvèdre being added later to make up this broad and muscular blend. With notes of summer pudding and black cherries on the nose and a ripe, juicy palate packed with fruit and chocolatey flavours together with sprinking of spice and a touch of creaminess it's a wine with great appeal.
When to drink: A really big hearted, winningly warm and glossy wine, it's a great partner to avoury red meat dishes, or a gutsy bean casserole.