For many, this is the essence of The Drift Farm.
The nose shows an intoxicating explosion of super-ripe mulberry, black cherry, ripe plum, white pepper and fynbos herbs (especially Buchu).
The palate echoes this intensity and unctuousness with rich, black mulberry, a hint of creamy caramel and savoury, wild fynbos herbs adding a nice salty note.
The tannins are comfortable, but present, offering a warming structure that balances the mocha vanilla of the wood.
This wine benefits from being decanted a day or two before consuming.
It will age gracefully for at least 20 years if stored correctly.