eRobertParker.com. Nov 2012. Reviewer : Neal Martin. The 2011 Petit Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot has a superb bouquet with simple but fresh raspberry and wilds strawberry fruit laced with cedar and sandalwood aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity and fine tannins. There is just a smattering of dark chocolate with a wonderfully focused, almost Old World finish. Excellent. Drink now-2016.
- Country: South Africa
- Wine Region: Stellenbosch
- Wine Maker: Ken Forrester
- Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
- Grape Percentage: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
- Alcohol Percentage: 14%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2014
A youthful wine showing fresh ripe mulberries and plums with a spicy undertone.
Ken Forrester represents the true pioneering spirit of the post-apartheid South African wine industry. Drawing on the examples of top Loire whites, he has used his uniquely placed Chenin vines to maximum effect and has single-handedly led a Chenin Blanc quality revolution. As a result these wines have achieved iconic status worldwide. At the top end there is the beautifully balanced barrel-fermented Chenin FMC, made from fruit grown at Ken’s Stellenbosch vineyard, and the silky fine red The.. read more
Issue: Web Only - 2011. This up-front style offers light-bodied cherry pit and pomegranate fruit, laced with a light herb note. Drink now. –JM.
Mar/Apr 09. By Stephen Tanzer. Dark red. Exotic fruits, cassis, licorice, cola and a whiff of fresh herbs on the slightly high-toned nose. Then fleshy and pliant in the mouth but a bit disjointed, with the creamy middle showing a slight green aspect and the finish coming off as a bit dry. But this spicy wine should be very useful at the dinner table.
It takes some time for this wine to open up in the glass, but when it does you’re greeted with black cherry and cassis aromas laced with hints of cigar box. Structured with mouth-coating tannins and medium acidity, a leathery texture carries through the close. — L.B. (5/1/2012)
John Platter, wineonaplatter.com, 3 Stars (2010) –"2010 a juicy quaffer with dry, dusty, food-friendly structure."
All hand harvested to ensure a thorough quality cellar selection. Carefully blended to achieve a soft, rich fruit driven wine.