Journey's End Cape Doctor 2015

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The Cape Doctor is the name for the strong south-eastern wind that blows from False Bay. It can play havoc with the vines at flowering but does ensure long ripening periods for the grapes, which produces concentrated berries with fantastically firm acidity. Journey's End Cape Doctor 2015 was made from a composition of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The grapes come from five blocks on the farm, with each block picked and treated separately utilising both stainless steel tanks as well as 5,000-litre truncated open top casks. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot components are matured in 100% new French oak with the other varietals settling in second fill French oak for the 20-month period. The wine was thereafter blended before being put into the bottle. The wine is fined with bentonite which means it is vegan friendly. Bottled at 14.5%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: Cassis and rich fruitcake on the nose accompanied by cinnamon spice and dark chocolate from generous oak aging.

Palate: Concentrated dark berries are complimented by a creamy texture with soft elegant tannins.

Finish: A beautiful long-lasting finish.

Journey's End, a boutique winery and vineyard on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village near Somerset West in the Helderberg basin is owned by the Gabb Family, originally from Shropshire in the UK. The Gabb family took control of the wine farm, surrounded by 20ha of vineyards, in 1995. By 2011 they had grown the estate to 120ha.