The 2016 vintage was extremely hot and dry and this seems to have impacted on the Seriously Cool Cinsault from Waterkloof (grapes from Stellenbosch vineyards planted in 1964 and 1974) which has a slight awkwardness about it compared to previous vintages.
On the nose, black fruit, some floral perfume, a hint of spice plus a particular herbal note. The palate is medium bodied with pretty good freshness but the tannins are very firm, almost bitter. A bit rustic, posing the question once again as to how much we should realistically expect from this variety. Wine Cellar price: R120 a bottle.
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