Grapes for the Waterkloof Seriously Cool Cinsault 2017 come from Helderberg vineyards more than 40 years of age. Fermentation involved some carbonic maceration and maturation took place in second- and third-fill 600-litre barrels lasting nine months.
The nose shows flowers, dried herbs, cherry and spice while the palate is light-bodied with fresh acidity and fine tannins. It’s elegant and understated to the point of ephemeral (alcohol is 12.5%). Price: R129 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 91/100.
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