2018 Platter's South African Wine Guide - 4 stars
A down to earth, easy drinking soft and smooth blended red wine. White pepper, spice and raspberry are prominent on the nose with soft and ripe tannins giving an elegant finish.
60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Shiraz, 3% Cabernet Franc
Roast leg of Lamb and The Old Man's Blend Steak Roll.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 1995
Soil: Hutton/Oak leaf
Irrigation: Dry land
Trellising: 5 wire extended moveable perold
About The Harvest
The Blend is made up of 4 cultivars namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc. Each cultivar is picked at optimum ripeness.
In The Cellar
During winemaking the cultivars were kept apart and aged in third fill 300 litre French oak barrels and in stainless steel tanks with staves. After 12 months the different components were blended after rigorous tasting sessions with our Old Man, Peter Pentz.