2015 was an exceptional year in South Africa for both red and white wines. The 2015 Marvelous Blue draws inspiration from the 5 classic Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, with Cabernet Franc from Elgin and Stellenbosch and Merlot from Elgin taking the lead in the 2015 blend.
It’s a deeply coloured wine that retains a bright, vital appearance.
Cool aromas of blueberries, cassis and moist pipe tobacco contributed by mature Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon vines are supported by an invigorating note of cedar wood fragrance.
The finely structured palate, with its thread of acidity thanks to the inclusion of Stellenbosch Petit Verdot, displays a deep well of flavour long on Cabernet Franc herbal notes and juicy Merlot and Malbec fruit. The savoury notes of forest floor are offset by a dense, sweet-fruited appeal and an almost balsamic reduction creating a penetrating, lifted finish.