Swartland. Intense deep ruby colour. Aromas of plum pudding, fruitcake, cherries and winter spices. Genteel and elegant entry to the mouth. Smooth yet rich and spicy with abundant flavours of Christmas pudding, raisins, toasted macadamias and almonds. Throughout, the elegantly judged spirit fortification is in the background, providing a gentle, glowing warmth rather than a harsh, hot hit. This is a wine which lingers, with sweet, rich, fruit compote and spice apparent long after the mouthfeel is gone. Exotic spice, fruitcake, plum pudding, sweet, perfume, cherry and berries.