Ben Prins Cape Vintage Simonsberg Stellenbosch – Muratie
On the nose, floral notes of violets and roses entice along with Christmas spice and plum pudding. Each sip is deeply rich, with flavors ranging from Kirsch-macerated black cherries to dark chocolate enrobed hazelnuts. There are also savory undertones – truffles and tobacco – with brisk acidity and warming alcohol in harmony with the lithely powerful structure. Seamlessly integrated aer two years in old 225l French oak barrels, this world-class wine should reward contemplation for at least another two decades.