Some age to the Cab here; evident in a beautifully developed, complex aroma. A strong, muscular lad is this, a firm tannic structure only slightly mellowed by age, holding, like Atlas, a world of herb and liquorice edged black fruit compote, all encased in a dusty-brick whole. A tight, food-hungry, belt of acidity and a decently long length complete the statuesque whole. Alcohol 14.5%. Comprised of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon plus 8% Merlot. For other wines on this producer, see this Selection on Spittoon.

WHO: Journey’s End Estate
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot
WHERE: Stellenbosch, South Africa
WHEN: 2005
HOW MUCH: £13, approximately $21US

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