Journeys End 'The Pastors Blend' Cabernet/Merlot 2017
New arrivals to these shores and indeed to James Nicholson Wines.These are some of the best wines we have tasted from South Africa and are delighted to be addding them to our fantastic range.
Among the long rolling south-facing slopes of the Stellenbosch winelands, caressed by cool coastal breezes, lies the boutique winery and vineyard, Journey’s End. With only a handful of premium, hand-crafted wines produced here, the focus is very much on quality.
'The Pastors Blend' Cabernet/Merlot is a well-judged partnership of the classic Bordeaux varieties, resulting in an elegant, harmonious wine for earlier drinking rather than long-term cellaring. All cultivars
were matured separately and then subjected to a 12 month barrelling period (second and third fill French oak barrels) before being blended, fined and bottled.
This old World style red blend displays rich dark red fruit aromas including blackcurrant, blueberry and ripe cherry as well as violet floral tones. These aromas follow through into the palate and are
accompanied by sweet tobacco and Christmas cake characters from oak aging. This wine has a wellintegrated tannic structure showing elegance and lengthy finish.