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750 ml (Standard)


53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Petit Verdot, 5% Carmenere


South Africa


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14.38% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend Cellaring Potential: 15 yrs+
Origin: Cape Town Appellation: Cape Town

Tasting Notes:

The wine exhibits a deep ruby to purple color. On the nose it shows an appealing bouquet of dark preserved fruits like black currants and black cherry paste with camphor, cedar and creamy cassis. Definitely a more layered wine than singular. This transcends into a mineral whiff of crushed rocks, licorice and espresso roasts. The wine boasts a very unique and authentic aroma profile that is young and exciting. The palate is dense and rich with sweet tannins that are well integrated.


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Espresso Roast



The label was created by a local Cape Town based artist, Lorraine Loots and designer, Lauren Ann McCarthy. The swallow on the front label represents the winemaker's relentless pursuit of aquiring knowledge in South Africa and California to produce his style of wines. It further relates to the warm, agile personailty of the wine. All labels are hand pressed using an old Heidelberg press.

Challenging conditions saw in the year 2016 saw yields across the country dwindling by just above 6% compared with the previous year. Water shortages continued to prevail but the abnormal heat intensity witnessed especially between October and January, hampered the figures in terms of total production countrywide. These two factors resulted in lower bunch masses and smaller berries. However, concentration and color were evident positives and the grapes were healthy in most cases.

The grapes were fermented in small upright French oak barrels and carefully punched-down not to over-extract the wine.

The Marathon was matured in 50% new, 5-year air seasoned French oak barrels for 22 months. After clarification, the wine was bottled without filtration to preserve its natural form. The wine spent one year in bottle before release.

Food pairing

Consider rich cuts of red meat, well-aged cheese (like Stilton) or wild game.

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