Black Pearl Vineyards Oro 2015
Rich ruby tones, hints of clove and spices; plum, dark berries and licorice flavours are enjoyed on the palette.
90 pts Wine Enthusiast (2018 April Issue release)
This is a dense and seductive blend, with brooding yet enticing aromas of mocha, cocoa-dusted cherry, brambly berry and black forest cake. The medium-weight palate is plush and smooth, but not overdone, framed by ample acidity and velvety tannins that lend structure to the rich dark-fruit flavors. Final notes of black pepper, olive and toasted oak unfold on the enduring finish.
(58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Shiraz) – Black Pearl Vineyards is a single unirrigated vineyard on the slopes of Paarl Mountain. The 4.5 hectares of Shiraz (planted 1998) and 3 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon (planted 1999) thrive on deep, well-drained Oakleaf soil. The high trellising system, severe pruning and canopy management are all managed to ensure low-yielding, stress free, phenolically ripe fruit. The adjoining land, we have made into a nature conservation area to preserve the last 4% of remaining renosterveld in the world, so being environmentally friendly is of utmost importance for us. Pest control is monitored rather than spraying chemicals, and our spray program for mildews uses chemicals with the least negative impact on the earth.