Deep crimson with well-defined red and black cherry prominent on the nose. Dark chocolate, cedar and pencil shavings bring complexity and typicity to the Rust en Vrede Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is structured with fresh acidity and bold tannins that will balance each other well over time. Cherry notes carry through on the palate, growing in intensity and complexity with layered cassis, blackberry, liquorice and a pinch of black pepper.
"A concentrated red, offering great harmony and balance, this deftly marries racy acidity and a dense core of fine tannins to a lovely range of ripe cassis and black plum, bay leaf, espresso, minerally iron and delicate spice notes. Long and lightly chalky on the finish. Drink now." - Wine Spectator, 93 points