Juicy, silky, and very expressive, this is the wine that will change your opinion of Cinsault. There's lacy acidity, with floral complexity and just a hint of wild herbs. It's a standout effort from an up-and-coming star: it's just a shame so little was made.
“I didn’t want to do a tutti-fruity Cinsaut,” says Lukas van Loggerenberg, who sources these grapes from cooler climate Faure. It’s a fine, lightly wooded style, with lots of whole bunch spice, fine tannins and sappy red cherry and pomegranate flavours.
The 2016 Geronimo is pure Cinsault that is matured naturally in used oak. It has a "flighty" bouquet with perfumed dark cherries and crushed strawberry that appears to gain more intensity with aeration. The palate is well balanced with ripe red cherry and cranberry notes, gaining more and more weight in the mouth as it opens, and dealing out a superb saline tang on the aftertaste. Don't be afraid to give this a 30-60 minute decant.
Ready 2020 - 2022
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Young 2021 - 2028
Young 2021 - 2027