Spier 2010 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Reserve Frans K Smit Red (Stellenbosch)

Winemaker: Frans Smit. This is a firm, young and gripping Bordeaux-style blend, made from 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc and aged 24 months in oak. Muddled forest berries, cassis, black pepper, licorice root and saddle leather unfold on the nose, while the palate offers resinous notes of prune, plum sauce and oak oil. Aggressive tannins hold on strong to the mouthfeel and throughout the finish. Give this time to mellow and harmonize; drink 2017–2020. Lauren Buzzeo

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