On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,
Western Cape,South Africa,
Bottle size: 750 ml,
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In The Cellar
All the wines were made separately and matured in 85% first-fill and 15% second- and third-fill French oak barrels for 23 months. The blend was then made up and left in a tank to marry for a month before being bottled and matured for five months prior to release.
In The Vineyard
44.5% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 15.5% cabernet franc, 9.8% petit verdot, 5.2% malbec. Combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite origin.
Wondrous graphite and cedar element on the nose which seamlessly incorporates every other component – brambles, spiced black cherries, blueberries, plums, origanum, thyme, fresh walnuts and a beautiful floral element of violets and pansies. On the palate, the velvety tannins produce ripples of sappy freshness and bring texture and context to the fruit; sleek, supple and sinuous. This opulent wine befits its royal name and has all the attributes of greatness. Deceptively easy to drink now but will grow in stature and complexity over the next ten years.