Waterford The Jem 2012 - R1250

   
Cape Town  

A blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 14% Merlot, 11% Cabernet franc, 4% Mourvèdre, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Barbera and 3% Sangiovese, it spend 19 months in French oak, 28% new. It’s got a wonderfully complex nose of red and black fruit, sea breeze, herbs, spice and earth. The palate is rich but balanced – dense fruit, fresh acidity, the finish long and savoury. Powerful in the best sense, this seems immensely age-worthy.