From the maiden release of Ashbourne 2009 Red Blend in 2001, this benchmark wine has redefined South Africa’s own red grape variety, Pinotage, with its classic, refined styling and unique complex character. This is a wine unlike anything else, intense, rich and savory with a beautiful underlying minerality.
Full medium red. Sexy, inviting aromas of raspberry and dark chocolate complicated by subtle smoke and spice notes. Intensely flavored and piquant, but today the wine’s red plum, raspberry and spice flavors show a distinct edge of acidity. Finishes juicy and firmly tannic. This is impressively energetic for its age but still needs more time in bottle for its concentrated fruit to meld with itsstructural elements.
86% Pinotage 3.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 3.5% Cabernet Franc 3.5% Malbec 3.5% Petit Verdot
Made in Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, South Africa.
750ml Bottle Size