Durbanville Hills Luipaardsberg Merlot
A clear step-up from Rhinofields, with more weight and softness and almost no greenness. Black fruit, coffee, wood smoke and liquorice, with subtle tertiary earthy complexity manifesting in truffle and leather. The palate is dense, but softening at the edges, and starting to look like a seamless winter fireside companion. At peak, and safe for short term keeping.