(2021) A Cape blend, majority Pinotage (70%) with 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot aged 15 months in 80% French and 20% American white oak, 48% of which was new. Rich ruby in colour, there is some nice softening development here in a five-year-old wine, and though there is plenty of custardy oak on show, there's a nice depth of black fruit too, with some spice and tobacco. Nicely mature palate, that for me straddles Bordeaux and Rhône in character and flavour, with plenty of black fruit, some meatiness and a nice balance of pepperiness, smooth, chocolaty tannins and cherry acidity. Drinking really nicely.