COUSIN JACK 2010
The copper colour of the Cousin Jack is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a dash of Shiraz.
Cousin Jack was the name given to Cornish miners who left Cornwall in the 18th and 19th centuries for the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Brazil to become leaders in the mining world. Bringing with them the game of rugby.
BLEND: 48% MERLOT, 42% CABERNET, 10% SHIRAZ
Light fruit, zesty acidity for uncomplicated sipping.
Ripe dark berry notes with hints of cedar and cassis. Fine and dense tannins with ripe fruit structure. Mid cerise. Smokey red fruit aromas. Evolved and still evolving. Some savoury fresh notes. Chewy and rustic but food-friendly and showing vinosity and persistence.
Wine has a lovely silky texture and well integrated oak.
Matt calls this a “lunch time” wine, Shan calls it an “any time” wine.
Case Price: R1 225.00
Tech: Alc: 13.8% , RS: 2.7 g/l, Total acid: 5.5 g/l, PH: 3.79
Closure: High-quality stelvin capsule from Ramondin, Spain
Barrels: French Oak, 1st & 2nd fill
Time in barrel: 8 months
Time in bottle: 6 years