Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec
75cl * Vegan * 14.5% ABV * Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Vergelegen Estate (vergelegen meaning 'situated far away') was given to the governor of the Cape in 1700. The grapes for this wine were sourced from north and north-westerly vineyards at Vergelegen, Somerset West, where granite and weathered shale soils dominate. The blend is 43% Cab Sauv and 40% Merlot. The other grape varieties only make up 17% of the blend, with Cabernet Franc at 11%.
Bright dark red. On the nose striking cassis underlined with cedar and a fresh ripe fruit character. On the palate the freshness carries through with a sprightly, lingering finish. This all results in a striking cassis underlined with cedar and a fresh ripe fruit character on the nose. The freshness carries through to a lingering finish. Drinking beautifully and will improve even more in the bottle over the next 5-10 years.