A deep, garnet appearance with an intense plum red rim. The bouquet is permeated by heady, dark fruit and Christmas cake notes, and accented by rich aromas of blackberries, mulberries and cassis. There are hints of dried herbs and savoury aromas. The palate is saturated with a mélange of ripe berry coulis. Full and rich with dry coating tannins on the mid-palate, leading to an immensely long finish.
Miles Mossop Max
for the equivalent of £18.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Miles Mossop
Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Style: Aromatic and Savoury
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
Miles’ wine foundation was laid early on in his life. He is the son of Kathy and the late Tony Mossop, a Cape Wine Master and distinguished South African wine authority. After graduating with a BSc in Geology, thereby setting his foundation for understanding terroir, Miles went on to complete a further degree in Viticulture and Enology at Stellenbosch University, graduating “top of class” in 1998. Miles worked harvests with the legendary Gyles Webb at Thelema and Eben Sadie at Spice Route before stirring the lees as far afield as Knappstein in the Clare Valley and Far Niente in Napa. This first-rate experience, obtained in such a short space of time, brought him to the attention of GT Ferreira and he was appointed winemaker to the fledgling winery, Tokara – and as they say, the rest is history. It is a family business with Miles Mossop (winemaker at Tokara winery) as winemaker and viticulturist. The wines are named after Miles and Samantha Mossop's three children, Saskia-Jo, Maximilian and Kika. Production is limited. We aim to achieve wines with finesse and elegance but still showing aspects of power and fruit concentration, having great texture while maintaining balance. These are truly handcrafted wines showing pure fruit expression and, more importantly, a sense of place.