Steenberg Stately Red Blend 2015
The wine’s colour is deep black-red with a lighter, garnet red on the rim. The nose entices with ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, dried black olives, ripe mulberries, leather, freshly ground black pepper and star anise. Liquorice, camphor and a distinct earthiness emerges upon the second swirl. This is a dense and opulent wine, showing remarkable silky texture and depth as well as an elegant tannin structure. Spice, black fruit, floral and earthy notes linger on the palate long after the last sip.
Stately is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Shiraz. The fruit for the Stately is sourced from Darling and Stellenbosch. The Cabernet Sauvignon forms the backbone of this wine with a beautiful tannin structure that will aid with its longevity; whilst the Syrah brings fleshy fruit, earthiness and spice to the blend.
Personal food pairing: Went well with a Rib eye steak and ricotta style cheeses, the truth is, tannic reds pair well with all kinds of fatty foods.