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Tim Atkin’s South African report 2021

Eagerly awaited each year, Tim Atkin’s comprehensive South African Wine report is well worth the price of admission for any lover of SA wines. It contains a wealth of additional information besides the scores and awards.

Below is the line-up of impressive scores for our listed wineries:

 

Bouchard Finlayson – Third Growth

94 pts. Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2019
Elandskloof (13.6%)
Kaaimansgat, also known as Elandskloof, is a superb vineyard for Chardonnay, typified by
the reliably impressive quality of this brilliant wine. Showing classic struck match aromas,
stony intensity, lemon butter flavours and the structure and minerality of the site. 2022-27

93 pts. Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2019
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (13.7%)
Missionvale all comes from Bouchard Finlayson’s vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
and is the broader and more concentrated of its two top Chardonnays. Honeyed, spicy and
textured, with fine oak and notes of pear and patisserie. 2022-27

96 pts. Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir 2019
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (13.9%)
I can’t remember tasting a better young Tête de Cuvée release than this, so berets off to
Chris Albrecht and Peter Finlayson. Scented, detailed and autumnal, with gamey sweetness,
forest floor top notes, fine texture, understated concentration and savoury tannins. 2022-29

92 pts. Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2019
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (13.7%)
Galpin Peak is the more approachable of the Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noirs in 2019 and is
designed that way. Aged in 30% new wood, this is sweet, floral and polished, with succulent
red berry fruit and more tannic backbone than you appreciate at first. Assured and well
balanced with rose petal top notes. 2021-26

 

Paul Cluver – Second Growth

95 pts. Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2020
Elgin (12.5%)
Back after a fire-induced break in 2019, this superb Chardonnay comes from the oldest vines
at Paul Cluver, planted in 1987. Structured, textured and layered, with Meursault-like levels
of concentration, flavours of waxed lemon and orange zest, subtle oak and an acid-driven
finish. 2022-28

93 pts – Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2020
Elgin (12.5%)
Wild fermented in one-third new wood, the estate Chardonnay comes from older vines and is
another very impressive iteration of the grape from the Paul Cluver team. Reflecting the cool
growing season, this is fresh and focused, with notes of cream and toast and palate-cleansing
acidity. 2021-25

93 pts – Paul Cluver Village Chardonnay 2020
Elgin (12.5%)
Andries Burger makes some of the best Chardonnays in the Cape, even at this entry-point
level. Amazing at the price, this is a South African Chablis style, with a touch of oak, pithy
acidity, flavours of citrus and crème fraîche and impressive palate length. 2021-27

92 pts – Paul Cluver Estate Riesling 2020
Elgin (12.4%)
The estate Riesling is made in a Halbtrocken style, with 16.4 grams of residual sugar
balanced by steely acidity. Lime and white peach flavours lead into a tangy, chiselled,
refreshing finish. Ludicrously cheap for a wine of this quality. 2022-27

91 pts- Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Elgin (12.4%)
Showing a lot more weight and intensity than most commercial Sauvignon Blancs, this is dry,
rich and nicely focused, with notes of elderflower and citrus, a nettley undertone and a leesy,
creamy mid palate. 2021-23

93 pts – Paul Cluver Estate Pinot Noir 2020
Elgin (13.25%)
A medley of Burgundian clones (113, 115, 667 and 777) supply the raw material for this
serious Pinot Noir, which is focused, savoury and well balanced, with dark cherry and wild
strawberry fruit, fine tannins and a patina of oak spice. A wine to cellar for a year or two.
2022-28

96 pts – Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2020
Elgin (12%)
Not produced every year, alas – the last release was the 2017 – this is a world-class sweet wine
from the Cluvers, with peach and nectarine fruit, underlying lime and lemon peel freshness
and a near-perfect balance between acidity and 146 grams of residual sugar. 2022-27

 

Darling Cellars – Cru Bourgeois

90 pts. Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019
Darling (14.2%)
Low-yielding bush vines planted in the late 1970s supply the grapes for this intense, exotic
Darling Chenin Blanc. Rich leesy and creamy, with pineapple and stone fruit sweetness
supported by acidity and framed by subtle oak. 2021-24

 

DeMorgenzon – Second Growth

95 pts DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc Reserve 2020
Stellenbosch (14.1%)
The spicy vanilla and cinnamon is still a little assertive right now, but this is a very young
wine that’s designed to age in bottle. Focused and granitic, with chiselled acidity, fine oak,
floral top notes and crunchy apple and citrus fruit. One of Stellenbosch’s top Chenins.
2022-28

94 pts. DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2020
Stellenbosch (13.5%)
Two south-facing blocks in the heart of the estate supply the fruit for this rich, layered,
assertively wooded young Chardonnay. Pear and melon fruit flavours are framed by spicy
30% new wood and segue into a fresh, tangy, saline finish. 2022-28

93 pts. DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2019
Stellenbosch (14%)
Boasting the highest ever Roussanne component, blended with 52% Chenin Blanc,
Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc, this is a complex, layered wine that
will reward patience. Floral, focused and harmonious with a savoury, herbal undertone and
flavours of lime, nectarine and lemon zest. 2022-27

91 pts DeMorgenzon DMZ Chenin Blanc 2020
Stellenbosch (13.3%)
Given the quality of the top DeMorgenzon Chenins, it’s no surprise that this entry-point
bottling is so good. Made with purchased and estate grapes, it’s a lightly wooded, herbal
style with pear and citrus fruit and some stony grip. 2021-24

90 pts. DeMorgenzon DMZ Chardonnay 2020
Stellenbosch (13.8%)
The DMZ Chardonnay sees older wood, stainless steel, foudres and eggs, not because
of lack of space but because each adds something different. Crisp, focused and appealing,
with subtle baking spices, pear and lemongrass flavours. 2021-24

90 pts DeMorgenzon DMZ Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Stellenbosch (13.9%)
Part of the great value DMZ range, which often over-delivers in the glass, this is a juicy,
herbal, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with lime, grapefruit and wet stone flavours and subtle
minerality. 2021-23

93 pts DeMorgenzon Syrah Reserve 2019
Stellenbosch (14.4%)
Meaty, youthful and showing some of the reduction that Syrah can be prone to in its
first couple of years, this has lots of blood and guts, granitic intensity, fine oak and the
concentration to develop in bottle. 2024-29

91 pts. DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah 2019
Stellenbosch (14.2%)
Making the most of the warmer conditions in 2018, this is a peppery, layered, perfumed
Syrah with good structure, very little oak, some wild herbs and intense, grippy blackberry
fruit. 2022-26

91 pts DeMorgenzon Maestro Red 2019
Stellenbosch (14.3%)
Something of an outlier in the Rhône, Chenin and Chardonnay-focused DeMorgenzon range,
this is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based red with 37% Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Petite
Sirah. Serious, compact and sturdy with damson and blackberry fruit, some wild herbs and
bright, underpinning acidity. 2023-29

90 pts. DeMorgenzon DMZ Grenache Noir 2019
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
DeMorgenzon’s Grenache is planted in a warm, north-facing site and produces a firm,
savoury wine that delivers a lot of flavour for your money. Very light wooded with bramble
and red cherry flavour and granitic intensity. 2022-26

 

Ernie Els Wines – Cru Bourgeois

93 pts. Ernie Els Signature 2016
Stellenbosch (15%)
The flagship bottling from Ernie Els features all five Bordeaux grapes, with Cabernet
Sauvignon assisted by 40% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Ripe and figgy,
with smooth tannins, toasty 70% new wood, liquorice and dried herbs and a firm finish.
2022-26

92 pts Ernie Els Proprietor’s Blend 2018
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
Big, bold and plush, this is a deftly oaked, well-judged assemblage from Louis Strydom,
featuring Cabernet Sauvignon with 40% Syrah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and
Malbec. Smoky, textured and ripe with dark berry fruit and supporting tannins and acidity.
2022-28

90 pts Ernie Els Major Series Merlot 2018
Stellenbosch (14.85%)
Full-flavoured, as the Ernie Els wines tend to be, but this Stellenbosch Merlot is as smooth
as the famous golfer’s swing and not without some finesse. Bramble, mulberry and fine oak
are complemented by tannic structure. 2022-25

 

Glenelly – Second Growth

90 pts Glenelly Estate Chardonnay Reserve 2020
Stellenbosch (12.5%)
Luke O’Cuinneagain sources his Chardonnay from alluvial soils as the foot of Glenelly’s
famous slope. Barrel-fermented in 18% new 500-litre oak, it has peach, melon and citrus
flavours, some cream from partial malolactic and subtle cinnamon spice. 2021-24

97 pts Glenelly Lady May 2017
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
Right up there with the best Stellenbosch Bordeaux-style blends from the exceptional 2017
vintage, this is a distinguished, patrician wine where everything is in place: tannins, acidity,
oak and fruit concentration. Marrying Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Cabernet Franc and
Petit Verdot, it has iodine and mint aromas, red berry and cassis flavours, subtle vanilla
spice and impressive underlying structure. A red to cellar. 2024-35

94pts. Glenelly Lady May 2016
Stellenbosch (14%)
“Warm, but not crazily so,” is how Luke O’Cuinneagain describes the 2016 vintage, which
has produced a Lady May that is plusher and a little more open than the 2015 was at the
same stage but still comparatively firm and youthful. Combining Cabernet Sauvignon with
20% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it has damson, blackcurrant and tobacco leaf
flavours, grippy tannins and polished oak. 2024-30

93 pts. Glenelly Estate Reserve Red 2016
Stellenbosch (14%)
Something of a tribute to the Bordeaux “Hermitagé” wines of old, this is Cabernet Sauvignon based with 42% Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc and 15% Syrah. Focused, taut, spicy
and elegant, with granular tannins, layers of dark berry fruit, subtle one-third new wood and
the density to age in bottle. 2024-30

92 pts. Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2019
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
The best of the Glass Collection reds in 2019, this impressive Cabernet Franc comes from
an east-facing parcel at the top of the slope. A homage to Chinon, it has dark plum and black
cherry fruit, notes of graphite and capsicum and ageworthy tannins. 2023-29

92 pts. Glenelly The Glass Collection Merlot 2019
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
You’d expect an estate owned by Bordeaux legend May-Eliane de Lencquesaing to be good
at producing tasty entry-point Merlots and you’d be right. Chocolate and mint aromas are a
prelude to a medley of bramble, black cherry and mocha oak with good supporting tannins.
2023-30

90 pts. Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Stellenbosch (13.5%)
Serious, structured and – it seems fair to make the comparison – rather Bordeaux like, this is
a youthful, compact, mint, damson and coffee bean flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon with leafy
tannins and fresh acidity. 2022-27

90pts. Glenelly The Glass Collection Syrah 2019
Stellenbosch (14%)
A wine that delivers lots of flavour for your money, this is mostly whole bunch fermented
and has the spices and stemmy texture to prove it. Peppery, savoury and gutsy with sinewy
tannins and blackberry fruit. 2022-25

 

Kaapzicht –Fourth Growth

96 pts. Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2020
Stellenbosch (13.27%)
Tropical, exotic and richly flavoured it may be, but this stunning old-vine Chenin Blanc is
beautifully poised and balanced with incredible focus and palate length. Dense, nuanced
and finely oaked, it has honey, nectarine and apple pie flavours, zesty acidity and delightful
minerality and length. 2022-28

92 pts. Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2018
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
The 70% new wood is pretty punchy here, adding structure as well as toasty flavours to the
wine, but it’s matched by intense bramble and blackberry fruit, with layered tannins, good
acidity and notes of aromatic Asian spices. 2023-28

91 pts. Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2017
Stellenbosch (14.57%)
Still young at the moment, and expressing the concentration of the 2017 vintage, this is a
dark, inky, brooding red marrying Cabernet Sauvignon with 50% Cabernet Franc, Merlot,
Malbec and Petit Verdot. Chocolatey oak frames intense liquorice, damson and cassis fruit.
Needs time to soften. 2022-28

 

Kanonkop – First Growth

96 pts. Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2019
Stellenbosch (13.59%)
The yields are tiny at two tons per hectare in this 68-year-old Pinotage block, which partly
explains the high price. But it’s also an attempt to wave the flag for a variety that Kanonkop
has almost made its own. Cinnamon and ginger spice notes segue into palate that’s rich
and layered, featuring blueberry and blood orange fruit, granular tannins and vivid acidity.
2024-35

96. pts Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2018
Stellenbosch (13.9%)
The latest vintage of this iconic Cape cuvée marries Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% each of
Cabernet Franc and Merlot. There’s no sign of the heat of the vintage or of the extraction you
find in some Stellenbosch reds in 2018. Subtle, smooth and graceful, this is characteristically
perfumed and complete, with fine new wood, detailed tannins, racy acidity and tobacco,
green herb and cassis flavours. 2024-35

95. pts. Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Stellenbosch (14.9%)
The quality of the 2015 Paul Sauer alerted us to the fact that this was a special vintage for
Cabernet Sauvignon on the farm and this wine supplies further proof. Sourced from six
parcels, it has elegant 50% new wood, violet, liquorice and fynbos aromas, svelte tannins,
graphite and blackcurrant leaf flavours and a volatile lift 2024-32

94. pts. Kanonkop Pinotage 2019
Stellenbosch (14.9%)
It’s no mean feat to make 75,000 bottles of a Pinotage of this quality, which expresses
all of the good things about the variety and none of its weaknesses. Rich, supple and violet scented, with glossy tannins, fine 80% new oak and succulent strawberry and blackberry
fruit. 2023-30

92. pts. Kanonkop Kadette Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Stellenbosch (13.3%)
Even in a tricky Stellenbosch vintage like 2019, this impressive, ludicrously good value
Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the goods. Structured, perfumed and sensitively wooded, it
has serious tannins for a R150 red, notes of mint and cassis and a textured, detailed finish.
2022-27

92. pts Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2019
Stellenbosch (13.8%)
My favourite of the Kadette reds – and it’s a wine that I drink often at home – this is a
gloriously accessible 1.7 million bottle red based on Pinotage with 56% Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Smooth and appealing with graphite-laced tannins, some earth
and tobacco leaf notes, red berry and plum fruit and a hint of wood. 2021-27

90. pts. Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2019
Stellenbosch (14.4%)
By far the cheapest of the three Pinotages that Abri Beeslaar makes at Kanonkop, but it’s still
a very impressive wine, not least because he makes 800,000 bottles of it. Lightly wooded,
with plenty of colour, scented bramble and raspberry fruit, textured tannins and a twist of
liquorice. 2022-27

 

Lemberg – Fourth Growth

94 pts. Lemberg Hárslevelü 2020
Tulbagh (12.1%)
Unique in South Africa, this is a fascinating rendition of one of Hungary’s best white grapes.
Grippy, steely and concentrated, with some tannins from partial skin contact, hint of pear,
mango and lemon peel and a taut, deftly wooded finish. 2022-26

92 pts. Lemberg Lady 2020
Tulbagh (13.3%)
Lady marries Viognier with Hárslevelü, Chenin Blanc and a splash of Sauvignon Blanc,
with lots of skin contact before ageing in older wood. Struck match aromas lead into a
palate of pear, peach and citrus peel with delightful underlying structure. 2021-25

93 pts. Lemberg Louis 2019
Tulbagh (13.5%)
Earlier picked and correspondingly fresher than some recent vintages of Louis, this is a
floral, mineral-edged blend of mostly Syrah with 25% Mourvèdre and Grenache. Lightly
reductive, in a good way, with crunchy raspberry and red cherry fruit and judiciously
handled 25% new wood. 2022-29

93 pts. Lemberg Nelson 2017
Tulbagh (15.3%)
Fresher and more focused than its alcohol level might lead you to expect, this is a spicy,
layered, inky Syrah with classic whole bunch spice and texture, chewy tannins and layers
of bramble, smoked meat and blackberry flavours. 2022-27

93 pts. Lemberg Spencer 2017
Tulbagh (14.6%)
Texture and balance are the keys to this delicious Pinotage from the Lemberg team.
Plush, supple raspberry and wild strawberry flavours are framed by scented oak with
supporting acidity on the finish. 2022-27

 

Catherine Marshall Wines – Third Growth

95 pts. Catherine Marshall Chenin Blanc Fermented In Clay 2020
Western Cape (14%)
Combining grapes from Elgin and the Bottelary Hills, fermented in older wood and mostly
unglazed clay amphoras, this is a brilliantly judged cuvée with quince, nectarine and
grapefruit flavours, stony intensity and a waxy, balanced finish. 2022-28

93 pts Catherine Marshall Riesling 2020
Elgin (12.5%)
Typical of the elegant, understated style that runs through all of Cathy Marshall’s wines, this
is floral and just off-dry, with lovely focus, steely acidity and flavours of lime and green apple.
Classy stuff from the Cape’s original garagiste. 2021-28

91 pts Catherine Marshall Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Elgin (14%)
Cathy Marshall always seems to find extra nuances and layers in her wines, even in an entry point Sauvignon Blanc. This is made with three different clones – from the Graves, Sancerre
and South Africa – and is pithy, stony and saline, with elderflower and gunflint notes and a
long finish. 2021-24

95 pts Catherine Marshall Finite Elements Pinot Noir 2020
Elgin (13.5%)
The latest in a series of superb wines under the Finite Elements label, this is a an ambitious,
small-volume Pinot Noir from one of the Cape’s most experienced winemakers. Rich, dense
and slightly ferrous, it’s an Elgin-meets-Pommard style, with lots of grip, layers of fynbos,
aromatic spices and red berries and the structure to age in bottle. 2022-28

93 pts Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Clay Soils 2020
Elgin (13.5%)
Broader and more textured than its Sandstone partner, this is a little more compact and
brooding in its youth, but will reward cellaring. Spicy, savoury and well balanced, it unfurls
flavours of black cherry, earth and redcurrant in the glass, supported by fine-grained
tannins. 2021-27

93 pts Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir on Sandstone 2020
Elgin (13.5%)
The lightest and most delicate of Cathy Marshall’s three Pinot Noirs, this has enticing aromas
of wild strawberry and aromatic spices, detailed tannins, nuanced oak and a juicy summer
pudding palate. 2022-27

 

Steenberg – Cru Bourgeois

92 pts. Steenberg The Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Constantia (14.1%)
Elunda Basson uses grapes from Steenberg’s two best Sauvignon Blanc vineyards to produce
this weighty but unoaked white. Leesy, creamy and intense, with blackcurrant leaf acidity
and a palate that combines grapefruit and mangetout flavours. 2021-24

90 pts Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Constantia (14.1%)
Different parcels picked at varying levels of ripeness make up the blend of this intense
Sauvignon Blanc, which combines aromas of fresh herbs and green beans with gooseberry
and cream soda notes. Sappy and fresh. 2021-24

 

Rustenberg – Third Growth

93 pts. Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2019
Stellenbosch (13.5%)
This celebrated site on the Simonsberg always produces a very distinctive style of
Chardonnay. Bold, rich and concentrated, with stone fruit and toffee fudge flavours, stylish
60% new wood, creamy lees and underpinning acidity and focus. 2021-26

91 pts. Rustenberg Chardonnay 2020
Stellenbosch (13%)
Rustenburg’s estate Chardonnay is always a textbook Simonsberg expression of the grape,
with pear, melon and citrus fruit, some cream from full malolactic, 25% new wood and a
mineral backbone. Very drinkable. 2021-24

90 pts. Rustenberg Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Stellenbosch (13%)
Rustenberg’s Sauvignon Blanc blocks are located at 500 metres on the Simonsberg and
produce a barrel-fermented wine with corresponding freshness. Citrus, elderflower and
grapefruit flavours are embellished by 12% new oak. 2021-23

95 pts. Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2018
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
An impressive follow up to the brilliant 2017, this pure Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon is
enjoying a rich run of form. Inky, concentrated and profound, with cedarwood and graphite
aromas, impressive structure, fine-grained tannins and fleshy plum and dark berry fruit.
2023-30

93 pts. Rustenberg John X Merriman 2019
Stellenbosch (14%)
John X is one those wines that never lets you down. Merlot based with 56% Cabernet
Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot, it’s a svelte, polished, refined red with caressing
tannins, subtle wood and cassis, red cherry and capsicum flavours. 2022-28

 

Waterford Estate – First Growth (Best Cellar Door Experience Award 2021)

90 pts Waterford Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Elgin (12.8%)
Waterford have been making an Elgin Sauvignon Blanc since 2009, sourced from five blocks
and picked over a period of three weeks. This is an appealingly zesty style with lime and
grapefruit flavours and a chalky bite. 2021-24

93 pts. Waterford Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
Stellenbosch (12%)
Planted back in 1988, Chardonnay remains the only white grape on Waterford’s estate on
the Helderberg. Showing some of the creaminess and breadth of the warmer 2018 vintage,
but this subtly wooded number has lovely underlying minerality and citrus peel freshness.
2021-26

93 pts. Waterford Old Vine Project Chenin Blanc 2019
Stellenbosch (13.5%)
Purchased grapes from two vineyards in Bottelary and Devon Valley, planted in 1966 and
1978, supply the raw material for this grippy, stony, very lightly wooded Chenin, which shows
quince and green apple flavours and impressive zip, freshness and palate length. 2022-28

97 pts. Waterford Estate The Jem 2016
Stellenbosch (14.3%)
The Jem is gloriously unique, built on a base of Cabernet Sauvignon with 52% Syrah,
Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Barbera towering above it.
Part Bordeaux, part Rhône Valley part northern Italy, it’s also uniquely South African, with
stylish, perfumed, elegant aromas and flavours of red and black fruits, nuanced oak and a
long, tapering finish. 2025-35

95 pts. Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Stellenbosch (13.5%)
Often among my favourite Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons, this textbook Helderberg red
was blended with 3% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc in 2017. Scented, refined and effortlessly dense and complex, with aromatic 30% new wood, mocha, cedarwood and cassis flavours and a long, balanced, refreshing finish. 2022-30

94 pts. Waterford Estate Single Vineyard Grenache Noir 2018
Stellenbosch (14%)
Now into its fourth vintage, the Waterford Grenache proves that you don’t have to be based
in Piekenierskloof to make great examples of the southern Rhône’s best grape. Delicate, floral
and lightly wooded, it has red cherry and raspberry fruit, supple tannins and undertones of
clove and smoked bacon. 2022-28

93 pts. Waterford Estate Kevin Arnold Shiraz 2017
Stellenbosch (14.5%)
Often among my favourite Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons, this textbook Helderberg red
was blended with 3% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc in 2017. Scented, refined and effortlessly dense and complex, with aromatic 30% new wood, mocha, cedarwood and cassis flavours and a long, balanced, refreshing finish. 2022-30