The range from Metzer Family Wines continues to grow, a Cinsault 2017 being the latest addition. Grapes are from unirrigated bush vines planted in 1992 on the Helderberg, winemaking involving spontaneous fermentation, 30% whole bunch before maturation lasting eight months in older oak.
The nose shows plum, a vague note of fynbos as well as earth, white pepper and spice. The palate is relatively full with juicy fruit, low acidity and nicely grippy tannins – it’s powerful for Cinsault (alcohol is 14.4%) but hangs together well. Price: R195 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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