• Domaine: Klein Constantia
• A.O.C.: Stellenbosch
• Classification: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Anwilka is the joint venture between Bruno Prats (former owner of Chateau Cos d'Estournel), Hubert de Bouard (owner of Chateau Angelus) from Bordeaux, and Lowell Jooste representing the home team. The grapes in their Stellenbosch vineyard are selected from 12 of the 40 hectares planted and yields are kept around 35 hectoliter per hectare, before fermentation in 7,000-liter “tronical” stainless-steel tanks and matured for nine-months in French oak.
"A blend 48% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot and aged in oak for 15 months, the 2008 Anwilka has a glossy, well-defined bouquet that is rather taciturn at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a lactic entry: touches of dark chocolate and mocha at first, interwoven with blackberry and boysenberry fruit. The texture is a little “furry” but it is endowed with a satisfying, silky finish. Cellar this for 2-3 years and wait for those secondary flavours. Drink 2013-2020." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (12/30/2015, Issue 222), Ratings: 90