94 points Tim Atkins
Vinous Reverie Notes
De Trafford Winery is situated on the beautiful Mont Fleur farm set at the top of a dramatic valley above Stellenbosch, 380m up between the Stellenbosch and Helderberg mountains, right at the end of the Blaauwklip road, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. The history of wine growing on this mountain farm started with the purchase of the property in 1976 by the Trafford family as inaccessible grazing land. Many of the high altitude slopes were deemed suitable for high quality red grape varieties. Tasting Notes: Medium deep, bright red color. Fresh dark red berry fruit nose with black and white pepper and fynbos (herbal) notes. Fresh, juicy, but refined, lively palate packed with intense red berry fruit and a spicy, peppery overlay.