This wine happens to be the favorite of two mates from South Africa. When I saw it for sale, why not? I was a little surprised at the relatively low cost of this iconic wine from Stellenbosch. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, I just knew I was going to enjoy it. I was right. Inky in color with tremendous young tannins, this is right up my alley. Black fruits, black tea, balanced oak and razor sharp tannins meld together in this big wine. It is not for the faint of heart, this wine is large, with layers of fruitiness and a constant tannic reminder to cellar this brute for a few more years to let it grow up. I did not get much on the nose (perhaps the wrong glass?), but with coaxing and the aid of a Vinturi- you might get some blackberry compote and perhaps some mint. I would like to re-try this bottle in my home with my glasses to see if there is more to it. I might get some extra bottles to cellar, betting that this wine will indeed last many years. It will be interesting to see what secondary flavors evolve as I think this wine has at least 15 years in it with good balance to withstand time. I’m giving this one 5 stars and reckon it’s a 92 pointer.