This winery has recently been sold to new owners. They are one of the largest producers in South Africa having opened in 1989. Mostly known for their Chenin Blanc, this red is affordable and a great value too. It is a blend of 32% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 7% Malbec. The new label is plain and classy, but I always liked the old one with a picture of a dog. A note for the 2013 is on this site and features that label. The wine itself is drinking very well. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cassis, plums, baking spice and slight tobacco notes. Medium bodied. On the palate, this is somewhere in style between Bordeaux and California. Nice cassis and plum fruit with a bit of earthiness underneath. Not a lot of acidity but enough to work at the table as well as on its own. Light tannins. Clean finish. This is easy drinking and while it should last another three to five years, it is really more for short term drinking. And, that's fine as it does that quite well.
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