Vinous 87 points - (62% Shiraz, 14% Mourvedre, 11% Grenach, 9% Durif, 2% Cinsault and 2% Carignan): Good medium red. Red berries, cherry and spices on the nose, lifted by floral and minty nuances. Supple and pliant on the palate but a bit diffuse, with red fruit flavors joined by leather and licorice nuances. Finishes with slightly dusty tannins. The small percentage of Petite Sirah (i.e., Durif) contributes structure. Charles Back noted that he has resisted pressure to make this highly successful wine sweeter and more commercial.
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Medium-bodied red from the Cape is packed with soft, red fruit flavors and a spicy finish. This blend of seven grapes creates an easy-drinking wine. Pair with red meats or savory stew.