A sublime mixed case of our two 2022 Platter Guide Five Star reds: Radford Dale Black Rock 2019 (Swartland) and Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir 2020 (Elgin)
x3 bottles of each.
Black Rock 2019
Platter review: "Plenty of grunt in syrah-led blend from Swartland. Rich, red-earth tones, black berries, dashes of spice jostle harmoniously on densely textured palate; friendly rumble of tannin allows for current/future enjoyment. Warmingly long, ripe & forthright." *****
Earlier picking means lower alcohol and bright, fresh expression of the fruit. The nose shows complexity through interesting spice and fynbos aromas and a prominent dark fruit note. On the palate, the wine delights with generous concentration and refined, smooth texture.
Freedom Pinot Noir 2020
Platter review: "Fabulous perfume on 2020; resonating, classic tones of dark cherries, raspberries & damp undergrowth, echoed in palate’s silky flow. Elgin’s natural freshness completes this beguiling wine. Lovely ageing potential. Wholeberry ferment in 600L barrels, then old small-oak 9 months" *****
This Pinot Noir is characterised by its finesse and poise rather than power or richness. It owes its mineral elegance to the soils it grows in and its aromatic berry generosity and depth of flavour to the wonderful climate of Elgin. The 2020 marks the 13th vintage of Freedom and as the vineyards continue to mature, so we continue to see more depth and texture with each passing vintage. Also, continued experimentation in the handling of the fruit and better understanding of the terroir and the vineyards have together allowed us to craft a wine that shows the elegance of the variety in a unique style. Fresh and perfumed berry fruits mingle with earthy tones in a complex and compelling nose that urges deeper reflection. The palate shows restraint through the satin texture and perfumed, light berry tones. Refined tannins and fruit concentration round out the mid palate before a clean mineral lift towards the long, tapering finish.
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