Leeu Passant 2015 Cape Winemakers Guild Old Vines Cinsault (Franschhoek)

Winemaker: Andrea Mullineux. Known for her Swartland brand, this wine comes from Mullineux's new Franschhoek project, Leeu Passant. Sourced from South Africa's second oldest red-wine vineyard, with 91-year-old bush vines, this 100% Cinsault is a unique and powerful expression. It's currently quite closed and reserved, with tightly packed black-fruit notes at the core, framed by ripe, well-integrated tannins. The palate offers a bit more juicy fruit intensity, though final notes of pepper and baking spice as well as fine, dry tannins dominate the finish. It suggests something beautiful to come with time and maturity, so try this sleeper after 2020 to check in on its development. Lauren Buzzeo

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