Lourens Family Wines / Howard John / 2016 / 43% Cinsault (Darling & Stellenbosch), 43% Carignan (Wellington) and 14% Grenache (Bot River) / 12.5% alc vol.
A more subtle rounded nose that took some time to open up to a glorious dark smokeyness with fynbos, rosemary, shrubs, bramble and blackberry.
Incredible clean fruit juice though the middle. Slightly thicker texture, round mid palette that is sweet with juicy strawberries and black cherry. Fantastic fine acids and delicate chalky grip. Also has a meticulously dry finish.
Its all about this perfectly tangy finish laced with some rolling tobacco spice in the background. Captivating. It’s fuller than Follow The Line but still incredibly elegant with only12.5%vol. 18.2/20