Tiger needing time to be tamed. Dark berry on the rich nose. Grippy on the full palate with bright fruit on the lengthy finish. Made to age. This powerful wine match well with substantial dishes, like braised short ribs, grilled steak and roast venison.
2023 Gilbert & Gaillard – 92 pts Gold
2023 Gilbert & Gaillard – Double Gold
Up to 10 years from vintage
43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Shiraz, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
This powerful wine match well with substantial dishes, like braised short ribs, grilled steak and roast venison.
About The Harvest
Following a good, wet winter in the Cape as it should be, harvest 2020 promised less stressed fruits and even better quality grapes. Spring was moderate and the cool climate carried through to December and January.
In The Cellar
Picked at optimum ripeness, grapes underwent natural fermentation in large French oak fermenters. Following malolactic fermentation, individual blocks were kept separate for eight months. Using only the free running juice, this blend was carefully created and matured for a further 12 months in French oak barriques.