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15% Cabernet Sauvignon
The title, inspired by the classic blues song, first recorded in 1967 by Albert King, with its topical astrological reference, fits the wine and label perfectly.
Once infamously described by one winemaker in the Cape as ‘The bastard son of Pinot Noir’, Pinotage rarely gets a good press – even within a nation which somewhat naively considers it South Africa’s ‘signature’ variety.
I can’t read, haven’t learned how to write
My whole life has been one big fight
Born under a bad sign
I been down since I begin to crawl
If it wasn’t for bad luck
I say I wouldn’t have no luck at all
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A blend of Shiraz, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. It has an earthy, rustic quality with dark plum and red berry fruit on the nose and a medium-bodied palate.
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Cabernet Franc (28%) Shiraz (23%) Merlot (22%) Cabernet Sauvignon (21%) and Petit Verdot (6%)Dark ruby red. Lead pencil shavings, crushed red fruit and a hint of chocolate dominates the nose. Elegant red fruit flavours on the palate, backed-up by soft, elegant tannins. A stylish princely wine with lovely age. Food pairing: Excellent on...
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Bordeaux style with shiraz oozes spice & black fruit. Big & sturdy yet balanced & smooth with lots of life after 7 years in the barrel.
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Shiraz/Mouvedre/Grenache A well-balanced and complex blend. Named after winemaker's father, Toeloe Basson. A strong, full bodied character leading the way. Aged for 14 months in French oak.