WE 92 Pts, JH 92 Pts, IWC 90 Pts Winemaker Notes - The 2012 Phoenix is a medium bodied wine, with firm and fine tannins that are integrat ed into the wine creating a very smooth and harmonious texture. Very linear with rustic flavou rs and great balance. The natur al acidity adds some delicate chalkiness and earthiness to the wine which leads to a firm and dry finish. The colour is vibrant wit h good depth in the glass and reddish hues. The aroma is strong with red berry notes with complex black currant leafiness on the bouquet, giving the wine a fresh aroma. The subtle balanced oak imparting a spicy savouriness to the aroma.
According to the Wine Enthusiast - *Editors’ Choice* Full bodied and richly textured, this is an approachable wine that should nonetheless drink well through at least 2025. Toasted coconut accents cassis and blackberry fruit, folding in hints of vanilla on the long, mouthwatering finish.