Miles Mossop's stunning wines were introduced to us by South African specialist and Master of Wine, Richard Kelley - one of a number of brilliant SA wineries that he represents. Max (Miles' son - he names all his wines after his children) is a hand crafted Bordeaux blend from some stunning low yielding vineyards in Stellenbosch. It's a small batch production (6000 bottles) made with real precision and finesse, and the outcome is stunning. Packed with dark cherries, cassis and plum on the nose and palate, this sumptuous wine gets more complex with time in the glass. Alongside the ripe dark fruit, there's notes of smoked meat, sweet and savoury spice, fennel and smoke. There's a firm tannic structure, so this will age beautifully, plus good acidity and an amazing length of finish. It's a stunning example of how great Bordeaux blends from SA can be and a wine that certainly over delivers for the money. Highly recommended.
SC Rating - OUTSTANDING ++ (Mike)