Guyardian Peak Wines brought to you by the dynamic partnership in wine of Jean Engelbrecht and Ernie Els
The Peter Barlow pays tribute to the man who had the foresight to purchase Rustenberg in the 1940s and invest in making it the icon it is today. No expense is spared in the making of this wine: it is sourced from hand-harvested Cabernet Sauvignon from acclaimed vineyards on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch, and aged for 24 months in French oak. It exhibits an abundance of cassis and blackcurrant, with hints of cedar and cigar box, plenty of body and a structured backbone of fine-grained tannins. Patient cellaring of this wine will be rewarded.
100% Shiraz mostly from vineyards in�the Faure area of Stellenbosch as well as Helderberg and�Bottelary hills sites. Dark ruby with a vibrant pink rim. Generous red fruit with hints of cassis and pepper on the nose. Sumptuous entry with concentrated mulberry and fleshy plum fruit and white pepper well integrated with oak spice intrigue to the long succulent fruity finish. Soft ripe tannins give fullness and richness to the wine making it exceptionally easy to drink, whilst still retaining structure to support at least 5 years in the bottle.
The 18th century, time-honoured art of winemaking lives on in Zonnebloem wines - from the carefully tended vineyards to the meticulous craftsmanship in the cellar.
Style: Raspberry, cassis aromas with light traces of oak spice.
Serve: Room temperature 16ºC - 18ºC or slightly chillied in summer. Enjoy with red meat and game.
Maturation Potential: 5 - 8 years.
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