Hartenberg Estate The Mackenzie - Bordeaux Blend
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.
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
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: 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
Rich meat dishes with a savoury jus, leg of lamb or sirloin on the bone with red wine jus.
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.