COGH Riebeeksrivier Western Slopes 2017
Appealing spicy dark fruit: black cherry with cedar and a hint of tobacco. Tangy and fresh on entry. Ripe black fruit with light peppery spice notes. The textured palate is rounded and silkily smooth with multiple layers of ﬂavour and a well-deﬁned backbone. Good integration of oak and fruit with ﬁne, dry tannins and an intriguing light licorice/saline element on the long tail. Bold, enticing ripe blackberry and plum aroma. Gentle, soft-fruited entry to the mouth. The juicy blackberry- and plum ﬂavours are immediately apparent – along with a subtle tinge of spice. Rounded, ﬂeshy and voluptuous texture with a light squeeze of tannin. Structured but pliable and generous with a rewardingly long, velvet tail.