The 300+ year old Bloemendal Estate in Durbanville went quiet for a number of years, but since winemaker Francois Haasbroek arrived in 2012, things are getting back on track both in the vineyards and the cellar. The Waterlily range I their second-tier, but this wine punches way above its weight.
As is to be expected from the cultivar, it is opulently fruity with good balance of fruit, tannin, acid and alcohol. Malbec can become overly dense, but the cool vineyard site at Bloemendal proffers berries with a fresh profile – plummy rather than meaty. A delicious wine at a great price.
An easy everyday drinking wine, can be enjoyed on its own or with a saucy hamburger.