BLANKBottle Retirement at “65” 2016
By Christian Eedes, 7 December 2017
This is a blend of mostly Darling Cinsault plus a little Grenache and Syrah, winemaker Pieter Walser having discovered an under-utilised 1951 vineyard of Cinsault, wine made from it for the first time in its 65th year of existence.
The nose is very perfumed with notes of raspberry, cranberry, candy floss, geranium and fynbos while the palate is light bodied, sour in the best way, the tannins fine and crunchy. Has a lovely energy and balance about it. Wine Cellar price: R234 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 92/100.
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