Ruby red in colour, this is sassy South African merlot showing obvious nuances of spearmint, red cherry and a vanilla lining. The silky and succulent palate follows the flamboyant nose. Roast beef, mushroom pie and wet earth show lovely depth, while the medium-body is carried by a firm acidity. Softly textured, nice purity of sweet fruit and cherry berry finish. Delicious now, the tannins are substantial enough for up to 5 years cellaring.