4 ½ Stars 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Petit verdot co-stars with cab (27% each) in powerful, polished 12 flagship which also has cab franc, merlot & malbec – all FIVE Bordeaux reds – with dense, rich dark fruit lifted by vanilla & fynbos notes.
90 pts Wine Spectator 12/15/17
Stylish, with mulled currant and plum fruit inlaid liberally with dried mint, bay leaf and tobacco notes. Roasted cedar and savory details score the persistent finish. For fans of cool-climate reds. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec