This Merlot presents with a deep ruby colour in the glass. Initially, the nose is quite shy, but soon opens up with aromas of juniper, loganberries, fynbos and paprika. The voluptuous acidity is supported by grippy tannins. A bold palate of cloves, pine nuts and brambles lead to a sustained and lingering finish. The oaking regime is exceptional, imparting a serious structure and complexity to the wine. Enjoy now, or in the next 8 years.