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A pioneering, classic Stellenbosch blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Medium to full-bodied, exhibiting dense, red fruit and a smooth texture. Harmonious, polished and elegant. William Wilkinson, describes this wine as a balanced Stellenbosch symphony. The Merlot provides a finesse and feminine elegance, supported by the bold structure and power of Cabernet Sauvignon. Lastly, Cabernet Franc lifts the blend with fragrant notes of lavender and dried herbs.
GRAPE VARIETIES Merlot (68%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (12%) Average age of vines: 28 years
Grapes were harvested by hand at optimal ripeness.
AGEING POTENTIAL This blend will cellar well for up to 10 years.
Appearance : Dark ruby red.
Nose: Raspberries, black currant and cherries on the nose, with delicate notes of dried herbs.
Palate : Medium to full-bodied, with a fine-grained tannic structure and a lasting finish. The palate offers complex flavours of cigar tobacco, cherries, pencil shavings and ripe plums. The ideal partner for grilled lamb chops.
VINTAGE NOTE The 2019 vintage stands out in terms of freshness and elegance. The Le Bonheur wines from this vintage boast natural acidity and crispness. Phenolic ripeness was attained at lower sugar levels resulting in wines with lower alcohols.