Percheron Old Vine Cinsault 2014 (3.7/5)

Old Cinsault vines bush trained on sandy soils from Cape. No irrigation used.

Old vines are manifested in the grace, balance and concentration of wine (even for this very light style).

Sandy soils are manifested in the bright, sweet, supple, smooth fruit. It's about silkiness, not paramount tannic structure.

The secret 'recipe' for a good wine is just this: you get the wine you can get from that grapes/terroir without trying to impose your idea on how the wine should look like. Nature masters beauty on its own, no need for (often counterproductive) maquillage.

Tasting Notes: It appears pale ruby, yet with good tears. On the nose it's clean offering, with medium intensity, notes of dried cranberries, cherries, baking spices and that kind of dark-chocolate sweetness that you can only find in the Criollo Porcelana beans from Venezuela.
On the palate is dry, with medium acidity, low silky tannins, med(+) alcohol, medium body with smooth layers of flavours and supple mid-palate. Medium finish. 
Cracking value for money, Drink now (even slightly chilled), 100% Old-vine Cinsault, Western Cape, South Africa.


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