Waterford The Jem 2016


Region: Stellenbosch

Tasting note:

The intricacies of the nose demonstrates the complexity of The Jem Blend, with the nose showing an umami character underpinned by an earthy note as a result of our unique character on the Helderberg Mountain. The complexity of the nose is reinforced with black and red berry fruits, baked cinnamon and soft oaky vanilla notes. The palate follows the effortless complexity of the nose with classical tannins and a bright, balancing acidity adding to the well-integrated body of the
wine. The renowned classic minerality found in Waterford Estate’s wines adds richness and tension to the blend. Furthermore, the layers of the blend contribute to a lingering finish, amplifying its complexity.

“Consisting of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Shiraz, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Mourvèdre, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, 3% Barbera and 2% Sangiovese, maturation lasted 20 months in French oak, 35% new. The nose shows red and black berries, rose, dried herbs, mushroom and earth while the palate is relatively medium bodied (alcohol is 14.1%) with fresh acidity and soft tannins. As with so many wines from this vintage, there’s a sense that this has already reached its plateau of optimum drinking. ” – CE

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