Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The estate has a rich farming history dating back to 1771.
Then a fruit farm, Warwick only emerged on the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate in 1964 and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Deep garnet in colour, with a ruby red rim. Aromas of cassis, lavender, cedarwood, cigar box on the first approach. As the wine breaths it shows more crème de cassis and black berries. The palate is rich and concentrated with intensity and structure.
Black berries and cassis follow form the initial aromas though on to a complex aroma of sweet spices and a lovely savoury element. The tannins are firm, but well structured and will allow the wine to age gracefully over the next 5 – 10 years. Decant for a few hours if you want this wine to show its true colours in the next few years.