The Mackenzie

The MackenzieBordeaux Blend 2015

History

The Mackenzie with its backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon, is our flagship red blend. The Mackenzie recognizes the current family in a 400 year lineage of owners.

This limited volume wine represents a single vineyard block where Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes grow side by side in deep red Tukulu soil.

Each cultivar underwent malo separately in 100% new French oak.

Awards

  • 2014    4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2013    94 points Tim Atkin, 91 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2012   Silver Outstanding IWSC 2015, Gold Medal Decanter 2015, 92 points Riscura Red Hot Awards 2016, 94 points Tim Atkin,                 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2011   94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 90+ points Robert Parker, 5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2010   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2009   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2008   4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2007   5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, SAA Red Wine Trophy (2010), 5 Star Vic Harrington (Canada), 95 pts Wine Pioneers
  • 2006   90 points Robert Parker, 4½ stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2005   5 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, 92 pts Wine Enthusiast, 91 pts Wine Spectator
  • 2004   IWSC Gold Medal

Production

  • Grape Varieties    65% Cabernet Sauvignon,14% Merlo, 7%  Malbec, 7%  Petit Verdot, 7%  Cabernet Franc
  • Production:          Limited to 14 barrels
  • Barrel Ageing:     18 months in 75% new French oak, 15% 2nd fill, 10% 3rd fill.
  • Maturation:          10 to 15 years from vintage
  • Alcohol:               14.42 % by volume
  • Residual Sugar:   2.8 g/l
  • Total Acid:            5.9 g/l
  • pH:                      3.44

Food Pairing

Rich meat dishes with a savoury jus, leg of lamb or sirloin on the bone with red wine jus.

Tasting Note

The classic Bordeaux varietals combine in an elegant mixture of dark fruits and ripe cherries, with vanilla cigar box and chocolate aromas.  The palate starts with silky soft tannins, with hints of lead pencil and ends with a long finish.

Pricing

R 575.00 per bottle
R 3,450.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.