Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
South Africa , franschhoek
Immensely alluring nose of spiced plum, cassis and blackcurrant leaf tinged with violet perfume and dried lavender. Refinement and elegance characterize the palate. It is powerful, yet restrained. Ample spice, cassis, fruitcake and plum pudding flavors but nothing is overpowering; everything is held carefully in check and counter balanced by harmonious oak with refined tannins. Nuanced and complex, it's a wine for the long haul.