Blackwater Noir MMXII, 2012, Swartland, South Africa
£24.25 (inc VAT)
Boss? favourite wine. He's not happy about this. He must learn to share.
Only 3,200 bottles were made of this beauty. Decanter Magazine said: “Intense and brooding, with cassis layers intertwined with kelp, oyster shell and oak spice. Soft, pastel-like fruit flavour given structure by tightly wound supporting tannins; harmonious.
Francois Haasbroek is, in our opinion, the man who made Waterford Estate the Stellenbosch legend that it is. But he always had a dream of going it alone. So when he’d finished his shift he’d go searching for under appreciated vineyards, ones whose grapes would disappear into blends, and then he’d stay up until 3am vinifying them. Then he'd head back to work at Waterford the next day.