Smoky, velvety and bursting with fruit are not the normal reactions associated when drinking a South African red wine. But then KWV’s Abraham Perold has not been designated a super-premium for nothing. “Back in 1993, we thought why can’t we produce a red that can compete with the old world premiums such as the Rothschild’s but with a totally new world character,” said KWV’s chief cellarmaster Kosie Möller. The decision was made to focus on this market and has finally come to fruition in this limited edition launched in the UK last week.

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