Sometimes you just need to put your faith in the old boys from the Secret Cellar and trust that they know a truly great wine when they try one - this is such a bottle of wine. Coming from the Constantia wine area, just south of Cape Town and about 5k from the world famous sweet wine that is Klein Constantia, is this superbly produced cool climate Shiraz.
In the glass you'll get a deep, dark purple colour, with wild berry fruit with a leafy complexity on the nose. The dark berry fruit continue on the palate, it's spicy, violet scented with cracked pepper notes, creamy tannins that offer some grip and refreshing, thrilling acidity. This is a Cape Cote-Rotie! It will age for 15 years gracefully and I cannot recommend this highly enough.
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SC RATING - Exceptional (Adam)