The 2014 Ramnasgras Cinsault comes from a vineyard planted in 1956 and it's a superb take on the variety by winemaker Adi Badenhorst. It has an almost Pinot Noir-like purity on the nose with wonderful definition and lift - Morello cherry, shortcake, a touch of orange zest and cola. The palate is very well balanced with harmonious, refined red berry fruit. The acidity keeps this tensile from start to finish and whilst the variety means that it just lacks the substance and weight on the finish that you might yearn, it remains a bottle that you will finish to the final drop.
How good can single-variety Cinsault be? Pretty bloody amazing in the case of Ramnasgras 2014 from a vineyard planted in 1956 from A.A. Badenhorst is the answer. Wild strawberry, dried rose petals, fynbos, earth, pepper and spice on the nose – all very delicate, subtle and alluring. Lovely fruit expression, bright acidity and super-fine tannins on the palate. A pleasure on every level to drink.
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From the winemaker: The 2015 vintage was characterized by a long ripening period,very dry summer but mild ripening conditions which has the effect of good ripe flavours and slightly lower...