Merlot 60%; Cabernet Sauvignon 25%; Cab Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 5%.
A red wine blended from the best batches the winery can produce every year. Polished black fruit, evident tannins yet supple with a complex palate and a well-integrated modern finish. An iron fist in a velvet glove.
The nose is evocative, showing blackcurrants, red cherries, cedar wood, lead pencil and cigar box aromas. These develop in the glass and are joined by raspberry, black cherry, spice and a hint of gaminess. On the palate, the wine is powerful but elegant, with fine tannins that continue to soften in the glass. A wine that lives up to the mystical legacy of the gentle giants that once roamed the mountains of the Winelands.
Franschhoek, a village renowned for its French Huguenot heritage is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands. Franschhoek Cellar combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world class venue. Franschhoek Cellar offers a distinctive range of single varietal wines capturing the vibrant character and charm of this magnificent valley of wine. Our wine philosophy is centred around elegance and refinement. A new edition, The Last Elephant, sits at the pinnacle of the portfolio highlighting the history of the Olifant’s Hoek (Elephants Corner) as homage to the elephants that previously roamed the Franschhoek Valley.
Silver, 91 Points – Decanter Awards 2021