Previously known as Estate Reserve, this Bordeaux styled blend is 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc, 22% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec and 1% Syrah (the wine used for topping up the barrels!) Matured for 19 months in French oak, 20% new. Red and black berries plus more mature notes of leather and malt on the nose while the palate is rich and full with lots of succulent fruit and smooth tannins. Slightly hot on the finish but many will appreciate if for its opulence.
Producer Information: Keermont
Keermont Vineyards is a specialist wine estate set in the naturally-formed amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges. In 2001, the Wraith family moved to the Western Cape from Gauteng and in 2003 bought two adjacent farms which today make up Keermont Vineyards. All fruit is from Keermont vineyards, and each with an individual character and story. They aim to express the specific uniqueness of each plot, working with what they can naturally offer. Alex Starey is in charge of the vineyards and of making the estate’s wines. Employed at the start of the redevelopment of the farm in 2005, he enjoys the responsibility of making sure that the vineyards deliver the highest quality fruit to create the best possible wines.