Stark-Condé Wines is a family-run winery making hand-crafted wines using tried-and-true traditional methods. All of the wines are made from grapes from “Oude Nektar” farm vineyards in Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch.
2015 was a very dry year, resulting in very rich, soft wines. Many winemakers consider it to be one of the best vintages of the past 20 years. The resulting vintage was a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot. Blackberry fruit aromas with tea-leaf and cedar notes. There’s a leathery, tobacco-like seam throughout this dark and masculine Cab, adding intrigue to the black plum and cassis core. Hints of char and roasted coffee give a rich impression to the palate, which feels plush and velvety in texture yet well-structured and defined. The finish is long and evolving, with an enduring grip and final notes of cigar box and black-fruit skin.