Tangram Red Blend 2019
Tangram is a Chinese geometrical seven-piece puzzle which can be arranged to make various forms and pictures to tell a story. To master the Tangram, one has to look at the whole puzzle to understand and form the myriad of images to be shaped. In the end, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. At Durbanville Hills we believe that wine is an ever-expanding discovery to be shared. And as with a Tangram, our latest release red blend too has its own story to tell. The various elements unique to our cellar, landscape and winemakers, have all woven together to craft this exclusive Bordeaux-style blend.
COLOUR: Deep ruby red
AROMA: A well-integrated bouquet of bramble, cassis, dark plums and mulberries. Tertiary wood characteristics of cigar box and cinnamon bring balance to the fruit-forward nose, while subtle hints of aniseed and oriental spice appear as the wine opens up.
TASTE: A rich, dark, full-bodied wine with a strong tannin backbone that will age to perfection for at least two decades to come. On the palate, broody dark fruit, juicy dark plum, liquorice, and chocolate flavours with warm wood spices lingering on the finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Serve with slow braised oxtail, beef short rib and a hearty winter stew.
AGING: For optimum enjoyment, decant at least one hour before consumption and serve at 15 and 18 °C. If stored in optimal conditions, the wine will last beyond a decade.
- 92 points at Platters' 2020
- 92 points at Decanter 2021
- 92 points Tim Atkin