Knorhoek Pantere Bordeaux Blend
The Merlot, Cabernet franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked at full ripeness. Each cultivar was fermented separately in open-top tanks (kuipe), then matured separately for 19 months before blending. The blend was matured in 20 % new French oak and 80% in 2nd and 3rd respectively for a further 3 months before bottling. Almonds, youngberries, a hint of smokiness and white pepper spices make up a complex bouquet of fruit flavours with a soft tannin structure and lingering aftertaste.