Gerhard Smith, winemaker at Creation in Hemel en Aarde Ridge, also has his own label called Die Kat se Snor, one of the current releases being a Cinsault 2017, from Stellenbosch grapes and matured for 10 months in older oak.
It’s a most appealing example – the nose showing red fruit, floral perfume, fynbos plus some spice while the palate is light yet intensely flavoured with tangy acidity and powdery tannins. Go get some – Wine Cellar price: R150 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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