Rod Philips of Winepointer about the Dornier Donatus Red

Dornier ‘Donatus’ Red 2004 WO Stellenbosch, South Africa $24.95 (606020) A blend of 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot, this is a spectacular, well-structured red that’s dense and rich in flavours and texture. Everything is tight-grained here, from the layered nuances in the flavour profile, through the taut texture, to the fine, ripe tannins. It’s a wine that’s authoritative, and it calls for dense, well-flavoured food, like grilled sirloin steak or red game meat. It’s just ready for drinking now, but you could well hold it a couple of years to give it a chance to open up.