Marvelous Kaboom 2013

The blue colour scheme of this Marvelous label hopefully serves as a suggestive stylistic prompt leading one to think of Aquitaine on the mid-Atlantic coast of France.When I think of Blue, I think of the ocean, cool temperatures, and a certain aristocratic restraint.These are qualities portrayed in this blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. I love the aromatics, flavour and classy texture of these varieties when grown in cooler areas which is why I opted to source these grapes mainly from Elgin, the Polkadraai ward south of Stellen-bosch and Darling, just a breeze away from the chilly Cape West Coast. [+]