Colour: Bright ruby of deep intensity and with long, slow legs.
Nose: Complex array of sweet plum, ripe cherry, almonds, cinnamon and salty-liquorice combine with caramel and floral violet all backed up by an rich, earthiness.
Taste: Medium-full bodied, the wine shows a classic, elegant dryness with sweet fruitiness encapsulated by nutty almonds and hazelnut in the middle, well-balanced structure and firm acidity. The end is lengthy with the natural sweetness returning to the palate a few seconds after swallowing.
Food pairing: Earthy dishes pair well with the favourites being: traditional, spicy Boerewors with chunky mash and rich, dark gravy; steak and kidney pie; biltong risotto; game carpaccio with juniper berries and clear biltong bisques.
For the vegetarians, a sweet chickpea and lentil curry with dried apricots will do really well.