“The exceptional quality lies in two things: a dramatic lower yield and the length of the growing season. During the 2009 harvest, cool growing conditions allowed for a longer and slower ripening period, which ensured grapes with a high natural acidity and packed with flavour”, says Waterkloof Winemaker Werner Engelbrecht.
Circumstance Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Waterkloof, the cellar outside Somerset West, unlocks nature’s true potential with a new 2009 vintage triple act in its acclaimed Circumstance Collection – a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah.
A rich, succulent red with a smooth, fine tannin structure and a great length which follows gracefully through on the palate. The wine, infused with ripe blackcurrant notes, has all the aromas and spiced flavours typical of this variety.
Circumstance Merlot 2009
The Circumstance Merlot 2009 is a smooth, textured wine with soft, fine tannins but with enough backbone to last at least a decade or more. Pencil shavings, spice and tobacco flavours on the nose with a bright acidity of juicy fruit on the pallet.
Circumstance Syrah 2009
The Circumstance Syrah 2009 is luscious and ingratiating, showing pure floral and herb fragrances, with hints of spice on the nose. Bright fruit is carried by a fresh acidity on the pallet.