Spier 2017 Cape Winemakers Guild Frans K Smit Auction Selection Red (Stellenbosch)

Winemaker: Frans Smit. The CWG Auction's first certified organic wine, this blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon is a surprising stunner. There's a lovely balance to the nose of this wine, with pronounced fruit aromas of black plum, berry and cherry that are supported by accents of tree bark, fruit leather, licorice, bramble and boysenberry. Each sniff unveils more to discover, from fruit to earth to soil and spice. Medium in weight, there's a purity and focus to the palate, balanced by a lovely subtle ripeness and licorice charge that fuels the finish. It's superbly balanced between the ripe fruit, structured tannins, ample acidity and a long, lingering, evolving finish. Lauren Buzzeo

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