Winshaw Family Vineyards Bill Winshaw Blend 2018


Region: Stellenbosch

Tasting note: 

‘A distinguished red blend made from 45% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Malbec that shows impressive aromatic lift, seductive perfume and attractive floral notes of violets, white flowers, sweet herbs, sun raisined black berries and subtle hints of balsamic, soy and black berry pastries. The entry is cool, soft and silky with classical Cabernet Franc elegance, a plush fleshy accessibility with inky, spicy layers of blueberry, black currant, sweet cedar and a supple creamy musky purple rock candy nuance on the elegant finish. So pretty and so harmonious with soft fresh acids, creamy plush tannins and a spicy, mineral finish. This is good to drink now and over the next 8 to 10+ years.’ – Greg Sherwood MW, 94+/100

‘Matured for 22 months in barrel, 56% new. Red and black berries, some pleasing herbal character and pencil shavings on the nose while the palate shows pure fruit, bright acidity and fine tannins. Classically styled which is to say premised not on power but rather finesse – intricate with a nicely dry finish.’ – Christian Eedes,, 92/100

‘Bill Winshaw Cabernet Franc Blend is a full body wine. It has a rich, ruby coloured, it has a dry grippy palate and displays typical hints of Black berries, cherry, bramble, herbs, pepperiness and cigar box. It is a beautifully balanced wine.’ – Winemaker

Food pairing:  

Roast lamb with a thyme infused meat jus.


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