Platter * * * * ½ – No-holds-barred Stellenbosch cabernet, 2016 muscular, with cassis fruit in a fine-grained but authoritative tannic framework, 18 months all-new oak & 14.5% alcohol adding to the power. A big personality, needs & deserves cellar time. No 2015.
A pure and seductive bouquet with an irresistible cocktail of black and red fruit, flanked by hints of black olive and pencil lead. The palate is underpinned by fine tannin matched with well-judged acidity. This is quintessential Stellenbosch Cabernet with that unmistakable aristocratic finish.
Nico Theunissen can be enjoyed with a variety of foods but will show its best with red meat or with lamb.