Port style (specify style: Ruby, Tawny, LBV, Vintage and Vintage Reserve) () Vintage
A quartet of old vine Portuguese varietals – Tinta Barocca, Touriga Nacional, Souzão
& Touriga Francesca – combine in this inky black wine bursting forth with a bouquet
of crushed black berry, bramble, tart cranberry, kirsch, purple plums with bright
All-spice top notes intermingled by fynbos, apricot, savoury undercurrents, liquorice
and wine spirit. The bouquet slowly unfurls onto the bold juvenile palate with more
liquorice, peach, intense black hedgerow fruits, cocoa nib and hints of scrub onto the
lengthy dry finish. Time will temper the fiery fruity exuberance of youth, slowly
unfurling the complexities of this fine Cape fortified in the decades ahead.
Enjoy this fine fortified accompanied by hearty rustic cuisine – springbok pie, roast
leg of lamb, braised beef short rib, roast duck with plum sauce or a Moroccan lamb
tagine; charcuterie and fine mature cheese, decadent dark chocolate desserts or
simply decant and enjoy this wine on its own allowing it to reveal its true
complexity and myriad of flavour nuances in the glass.
Best decanted prior to serving and if carefully cellared this wine will offer
enjoyment over the next three decades or more.