2016 Cinsault, Illimis Wines

From a dry-farmed plot of bush vines, planted in 1974, this is as delicate, fine and finessed as Cinsault gets. Beautiful raspberry fruit, and floral notes too, with a beautiful texture. Very good indeed.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£22.48
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£134.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2024
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    12%
2016 Cinsault, Illimis Wines

TASTING NOTES

Part of a trio of knock-out wines from Lucinda Heyns this year, the Illimis Cinsault all comes from Darling, a region that produces several of the best examples in the country. Lightly wooded, with 50% carbonic maceration, it's a gentle, ethereal, floral style with fine tannins and some supporting grip.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
93/100