Reyneke, Cornerstone, Red Blend, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Lovely balance in the mouth, with undertones of tobacco leaf and blackcurrant, with defined graphite minerality.
Reyneke's Cornerstone, is a classic Bordeaux-inspired red with a New World twist, showcasing the very best of the Stellenbosch. The Cornerstone has always been an important wine within the Reyneke range, with the proceeds of the wine helping the farm workers and their families; the cornerstone of the business. An intense sorting process of bunch selection and berry selection ensures that the best fruit from the estate's biodynamic vineyards are selected, and the wine spends 18 months in French oak barrels to add complexity.
"On the nose, the 2015 Cornerstone is dark fruited with soft herbal and floral tones mixed with hints of oak. The palate is clean and mineral-driven, while the finish is long and lingering. The proceeds of this wine go to help and aid farming housing for wine industry workers and is a step in the right direction for South Africa. This is an honest wine and delivers pleasure for the price."robertparker.com
92 Points - Antonio Galloni
Perfumed cassis, dark fruit and spicy nuances on the nose. Lovely balance in the mouth, with undertones of tobacco leaf and blackcurrant, with defined graphite minerality. Structured tannins, are linear and focused.