Ripe plums, red currants, violets, Italian herbs and exotic spice dominate the nose. The perfume of the nose follows through with a certain smokiness and flavours of darker berries, liquorice, cardamom, star anise and cinnamon. The wine is fresh, plummy and vibrant with hints of fennel seed, orange peel, cloves and black pepper lingering on a juicy finish.
Syrah 91%; Mourvèdre 8%; Viognier 1%
Most of the Syrah grapes are from the Swartland region, and we love working with this variety for its robust character with its elegant aromas of violets and ripe plums. We have again accentuated the spicy, peppery profile yet retaining the juicy, fruity character which is a hallmark of our Wolftrap Red. Mourvèdre from the Swartland again lent a touch of austerity, a red fruit character and smoky body with the dash of Viognier contributing perfume and vibrancy. This classic, rustic Rhône style blend again over-delivers at its attractive price point.The Estate
Gilbert and Gaillard International Challenge – Double GoldPlatters 4 starInternational Wine and Spirit Competition – 91 pointsVeritas – GoldWine Mag – 92 pointsJames Suckling – 91 points A Cape institution,...
Beautiful typical varietal Shiraz perfume with an enticing floral overlay. A combination of red and purple fruit dominates the nose with violets and hints of spice. The pallet dances...
Backsberg celebrates five generations of winemaking heritage. The Plum Valley Merlot acknowledges the origins as a working farm when everything from oranges to peach trees and plums were once...