Platter Guide 2001: 4 stars
Colour: Intense plummy colour with a lively purple edge.
Nose: Blackberries, raspberries and chocolate on the nose with whiffs of vanilla from the French oak.
Palate: Lush berry fruit on the palate, reined in by firm tannins; good balance with long, smooth finish.
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot
Most dishes incorporating game bird, ostrich, small antelope, Karoo lamb
In The Vineyard
1998 proved to be an excellent vintage; deep, lusty reds with sufficient fruit and great tannins for prolonged cellaring.
Region: Helderberg ward
In The Cellar
Maturation: 13 months in French oak