Warwick Estate Estate Reserve 2016
Complex bouquet of fruit with red plum and blackberries dominant with further notes of black cherry and mulberry. Aniseed and notes of dried oregano add even more intrigue to the wine. It Is well supported by grippy powdery tannins which lead to a lingering fruity finish. A prominent minty, herbal overtone introduces the nose of this lush, layered wine, expressed in pronounced waves of fresh fynbos, bay leaf and rooibos. It’s bold and well structured on the palate, with firm yet appropriate tannins that lend superb structure to the ripe black fruit flavors. The finish provides wonderful evolution, from ripe fruit to wood spice and finally landing on more of those initial mentholated herb notes that drew you in from the start. Full-bodied, with ripe currant and blackberry fruit, underscored by vibrant acidity and firm, chewy tannins. This is quite polished, showing a charming mouthfeel, but needs more time for the tannins to integrate. Should develop nicely. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2023 through 2033.