The Garland 2011
Dark brick red colour with pitch black centre. Youthful rim with no sign of aging. Brooding ripe black currant fruit with perfumed high notes of black cherries and a hint of truffles and lead pencil. A complex potpourri of layered flavours. A wine that opens in the glass showing its potential to develop with careful cellaring. Beautiful silky entry on the palate with opulent black cherry fruit and exotic savoury spices. Beautifully structured Cabernet beginning to develop complex characters of briar, violets and cigar box. Great expression of Simonsberg Cabernet fruit from this superb vintage.
Style: Single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wood maturation: 22 months in New French Oak.
Cellaring potential: Ten to twelve years from vintage date.