This Cabernet-based wine—with splashes of Malbec and Cabernet Franc—comes off assertively oaky at first, but as the earthy, black fruit aromas unfold, it works its way into a better balance. Medium weight with moderate tannins, the lush mouthfeel is complemented by flavors of ripe berry-pie filling but then countered by hints of green pepper and ash on the close. Drink 2014–2018.
Royal Wine Corporation
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
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