The Allesverloren vineyards creep up the imposing Kasteelberg in the picturesque Riebeek Valley of the Swartland, the vineyards ranging from 170m above sea level to well over 350m. The farm which dates back to 1704 began producing wine in 1804.


On the nose there is an abundance of prune, blackcurrant and white pepper aromas with oak spice and cigar box in the background. This rich and full-bodied wine has a good tannic structure, lots of berry fruit flavours such as blackcurrant and cherries with undertones of dark chocolate. 18 months maturation in 30% new and 70% 2nd fill oak barrels.
Platter: ***½
Blackcurrant & menthol notes in variety true 2016 matched by firm tannins, fresh acidity. Well balanced & delicious now and good for years. French oak, mostly second fill.
Platter: ***½