Elsie Fraser-Munn, Flagstone’s Founder, Bruce Jack’s grandmother, was a legendary music teacher and performer. In her Music Room, practice made perfect. Patience, dedication and attention to detail are similarly required to craft great Cabernet. The music on the front label is a beautiful choral piece composed for Bruce’s grandmother by the renowned South African composer, Peter Klatzow. Every year we court disaster with the weather, leaving the grapes to hang long past when it is safe for grapes to be out and about. We just pray each day the next hot, dry, north wind isn’t going to blast it flat and shrivel the berries beyond recognition. The resultant aromas and flavours of these heroic vineyards are expressed more as complex, ethereal summer fruits like blueberry, cassis and black-ripe youngberry. This density of red berry flavours is framed by herbs like basil and fresh thyme.