Naude Old Vines Cinsault 2014
From a 55-year-old vineyard in Darling. Two-thirds whole-bunch fermented, matured for six months in second-fill barrels. An extraordinarily pretty wine – the nose shows red cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, wild flowers and herbs. Lovely fruit purity, fresh acidity and fine tannins – it possesses plenty of detail and real poise. The finish is long with a slight briny quality. Neither flimsy nor over-extracted. One of best new-wave examples yet.
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A new wine from Ian Naudé of Adoro, the Stellenbosch cellar that has the same owners as Benriach Distillery in Speyside, Scotland.