Platter Guide 2002: 4½ stars
Colour: Distinctive, intense ruby colour.
Nose: A savoury bouquet backed by spicy, vanilla nuances.
Palate: Hints of citrus and tea are complimented by cherry and rich red berry flavours that carry through from the nose to the palate.
62% Merlot, 38% Carbernet Sauvignon
The accessibility of this wine makes pairing with food an adventure - try olive pastes on bruschetta, lightly smoked meats, venison, game birds, and ripe cheeses.
In The Vineyard
Near perfect ripening conditions meant fat, alcoholic reds with superb tannin structure.
Region: Helderberg ward.
In The Cellar
100% of the individual components spent 15 months in french oak. The wine once bottled was allowed for a further 7 months of maturation before release.