A classic Bordeaux blend of 33% Cab Sav, 30% Petit Verdot, 11% Cab Franc, 10% Malbec and 6% Carménère from the Western Cape of South Africa. Deep ruby in color the wine has thin legs in the glass. On the nose I get lush, ripe aromas of blackberry, black currant and plum. Oak influence is evident with notes of cedar box and coconut, it is slightly herbaceous with some bell pepper but not overly so. The palate is dry with medium tannins and juicy acidity. The wine is medium bodied and not as jammy as the nose. Nice flavors of blackcurrant, plum, coconut, cedar and not so much pepper. The finish is medium length and certainly tart from the lingering acidity. The whole package is pretty balanced and drinks nicely now with another 4-5 years of cellaring possible. I would say the palate is a bit of a letdown from the nose- I was hoping for full throttle, getting only 75%. Overall it’s a decent drop that gets 90 points from me and for $20 it’s a no-brainer to stock up on. 5 stars, similar to the 2017 KWV Mentors I drank recently. Salut….