Shiraz 31%, Merlot 29%, Cabernet Sauvignon 27%, Petit Verdot 9% and Chenin Blanc 4%
Named after the first stamp to be printed in the world.
An elegant wine with a soft entry but with a firm but supple finish. Dark inky black colour. Initial nose of floral petals, also of fynbos (South African heath), blackcurrant, fruitcake, white pepper and spice. Rounded tannins and ample fruit results in a layered and complex wine.
Alcohol 15% vol.
Extract 32.1 g/l
Residual sugar 2.5 g/l
Total SO2 76 mg/l
Total acid 5.1 g/l
Maturation potential 8 – 12 years
Winemaker: Nick Gebers
Awards: Vintage 90 Points Spectator Rating
Platter rating: 4,5
The name refers to the first ever stamp, printed in 1840. This was a British stamp featuring the head of Queen Victoria, was worth one penny and printed in black hence the nick name Penny Black. Although it is officially the first stamp it is not the rareist stamp as its print run lasted for a decade, so many millions were produced. However there were many colour variations and misprints. These individual Penny Blacks have much more value.