The classic cassis flavors of the Cabernet fruit is anchored by ripe tannins with an intense, persistent finish. The wine has aromas of blackberry, violets, and licorice. On the palate this Cabernet is rich and opulent, with layers of sweet fruit and oak, reflecting supple and ripe tannins. Grown in the Bottelary Hills region of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Shiraz, 3% Mouvedre
The vineyards were developed within easy reach of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on the historic Hartenberg Estate in a well-known wine-growing region of South Africa. The vines are situated in a location ideal for slow ripening of quality grapes, with a differentiated day/night temperature scale from ocean breezes at an altitude of 120 to 350 meters above sea level. Handpicked and sorted, then aged 19 months in French oak. Rigorous barrel sampling by an expert team, including the Mandela family, yielded a limited selection of this fine wine.
Production Area: Bottelary Hills, Stellenbosch
Color of Wine: saturated, opaque, black-red
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with red meats, chocolate or on its own. Age up to 10 years in bottle.