The 2016 Catharina showcases an intense ruby red colour in the glass with notes of cedar wood, blackcurrant and smoked meat upon first swirl. Ethereal aromas of bramble, black cherry, black tea, dried violet, fynbos, and star anise come to the forefront. Merlot adds ripe, wild strawberry to the palate while the Syrah provides a subtle spiciness on the back palate and contributes to the savoury, lingering finish. The Petit Verdot adds body and finely structured powdery tannins to the palate. The nervy acidity and minerality keeps the fruit bright and fresh with a cellaring potential of five to ten years.