2012 Strydom Family Wines Cape Winemakers Guild Paradigm
Dark purplish ruby red and coats the glass. Lovely and layered nose with notes of chalk, a bit earthy, blackberries, branches, dark spices and dark cherries. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Love the palate, thick with dark baking spices, black cherries, black currants, cassis, woody and dark gravel. Long and lingering finish.
First wine we purchsed at The Butcher Shop in Cape Town. Thank you Panashe, Simba and Ryan for the fantastic service! This bottling is made up of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot by Rianie Strydom from Stellenbosch. Aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Only 98 cases produced with 70 being auctioned in 2015.
2018 till 2028.
Price Point:$$$ - Purchased at The Butcher Shop for $105.63. Average bid at auction was R2,749.00 ($33.38 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R3,800.00 ($46.14 a bottle) and lowest bid was R2,400.00 ($29.14 a bottle).