The Mackenzie

The MackenzieBordeaux Blend 2013

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

  • 2012   awaiting review
  • 2011   94 points Tim Atkin SA Wine Report (June 2015), 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    90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
  • Production:          Limited to 13 barrels
  • Barrel Ageing:      19 months in 100% new French oak
  • Maturation:          10 to 15 years from vintage
  • Alcohol:              14.65 % by volume
  • Residual Sugar:   2.2 g/l
  • Total Acid:           5.7 g/l
  • pH:                     3.54

Food Pairing

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

Tasting Note

This classically styled, richly structured wine shows strong blackcurrant notes, as well as violets and dark chocolate aromas. The palate has a melange of vanillin oak flavours, intermingled black and red fruit.

Pricing

R 495.00 per bottle
R 2,970.00 per case of 6

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