2007 Edgebaston The Pepper Pot Stellenbosch 87 Points
Bright cherry red, very good clarity, brilliant, almost like a Pinot Noir colour density.
Earthy, ripe cherry pip like of aromas, complex with subtle note of sweet spices medley. Heady aromas of Kirsch like along with ripe red berries.
Clean aromas, enticing / intellectual, crisp, red fruits character follows through, salty like savouriness, very fresh, fantastic fine food wine, spicy mouth filling texture, can be mislead as a Pinot Noir in a blind tasting.
Madiran like austerity / restrained on the palate, Tannat evident,some hints of bitterness will integrate with time +/- 3 years. Perfect oaking.
Very fine debut of quite an original blend, of 64 % Mourvedre, 30 % Tannat & 6 % Syrah, definitely a concept to watch, I am confident as vine mature, could well attained a 90+ if meticulous winemaking is maintained.
Tasted 18 July 2008