62% MERLOT • 22% CABERNET SAUVIGNON • 16% MALBEC
Steenberg Five Lives expresses an intense dark red hue with a lighter, garnet
red on the rim. The nose displays prominently with blackcurrant cassis and
notes of fennel, prune and cinnamon. It is a medium to full-bodied wine,
showing a silky texture and depth, as well as an elegant tannin structure.
Flavours of smooth blackberry jam lead into star anise and ground spice. The
mid palate has a juicy cherry compote fruit profile with the acidity tempering a
slight richness. Merlot forms the backbone of this wine with clean, bright fruit
which add subtle freshness. The Cabernet Sauvignon brings a formal, earnest
profile to the blend and the Malbec rounds it all off with fruit weight. This wine
is showing beautifully now and will reward cellaring for up to 5 years.