90 points - The Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Estate Reserved, a.k.a. "Trilogy" as it is known in Europe, is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc and 17% Merlot that sees 26 months in 225-liter French oak (61% new). It has a more austere, broody bouquet compared to Warwick's current releases, adorned with dusky blackberry and raspberry fruit interlaced with sous bois. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, good acidity and a rounded raspberry finish." Neal Martin
Warwick Estate has implemented an environmentally friendly approach to produce top quality grapes, refraining from using pre-emergent herbicides in our vineyards. We spray once annually under each vine row and mow twice a year.
Warwick's Winegrower Ronald Spies The farm also refrains from using harmful insecticides, rather concentrating on spot treatments in the vineyards.
Predominant Soil: Type:Hutton & Clovelly
Irrigation:40% Drip Irrigation
Avg. rainfall: 600mm
Avg. summer temp: 28 C/16 C
Predominant aspect of Vineyards: South Facing Slopes
Warwick farm size: 110 Ha
Vineyards size: 56 Ha
Altitude: 220m to 340m