Metzer Family Mantra 2018
55% Shiraz, 45% Cinsault. The Shiraz portion hails from a vineyard on a very mixed soil, situated on the lower foothills of the Helderberg West peak. The Cinsault is planted on heavily weathered granitic soils and is situated in Firgrove, in close proximity to False Bay.
A beautiful delicacy on the nose with aromas of black cherries, dried cranberrys, herbs as well as a hint of crushed rose petal. The Shiraz lends some meaty nuances and peppery spice to the blend while the Cinsault is responsible for the wonderfully fragrant aromatics. The palate is fleshy yet supple with a good density of fruit. The tannins are crunchy & persistent due to the whole bunch portion
92 Tim Atkin