Monday, May 21, 2012

KWV The Mentors Coastal Region Canvas 2010 90 Points

Medium clear, bright, ruby red with purple rim, medium plus concentration, high viscosity.

Clean, high intensity, lifted  and complex red fruits layers, dark plums, black currants, cherries, spicy paprika profile, stone fruits pips, subtle oaking, some seaweed complexity, hints of smoke, complex and layered, the aromatics reveals a subtle cross between Spanish reds from Campo de Borja region and a Chateauneuf du Pape!

Dry with medium plus acidity, fresh, elegant with firm ripe medium plus tannin, savoury, with sour cherry and plums note lending freshness, spicy texture, with medium plus alcohol, earthy complexity, hints of graphite.

Need time for all components to fully merge.

Complex and original blend of 7 varieties, namely 71% Shiraz, 15% Grenache Noir, 5% Carignan, 4% Mourvedre, 2% Tempranillo, 2% Cinsaut and 1% Viognier, harvested in March, sourced from 3 districts, namely Stellenbosch, Paarl and Swartland, with vineyard yields between 4 to 8 t/ha.

Upbringing of 16 months in 50% new French oak barrels, a combination of 300 and 500 litres.

Total production of 2826 bottles

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