Pantère 2005 Grapes The Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet franc grapes are picked at a full ripeness. Cellar The grapes were fermented separately in open fermenting tanks(kuipe). Then maturedRead More…
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Columella 2014 Medium ruby-red. Deep aromas of blackberry, olive tapenade, botanical herbs, lavender, spices, licorice and savory minerality. Plush but on the palate, displaying terrific energy and shape to the “avors of dark berries,Read More…
Remarkably accessible now, it will continue to open and mature over the next five to six years. The Tiara has the body and structure to improve with cellaring up to 2019, but should last much longer. Due to the elegance and fruit intensity it is also delicious to drink now.
This is the flagship red wine of Simonsig and reflects the best quality the vintage has delivered. The first Tiara was made in 1990 and upon release in 1992 it was an instant hit being chosen by the Wine of the Month Club as Wine of the year. The 1997 was the first vintage that had Petit Verdot included in the blend.
Skurfberg – This wine blends Chenin Blanc from old bushvine parcels on three farms on the slopes of the Skurfberg (“rugged mountains”) between Clanwilliam and Lamberts Bay in the Olifants River Region. TheyRead More…
BOTTLE SIZE 750 ml
Our Family Cuveé is a selection of the very best barrels of a particular vintage that show off that vintage in one exclusive blend.
Origin: Wellington, South Africa.
Maturation: 2 – 10 years.
Varietal: Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Cinsaut.
R/Sugar: 3.3 g/l
TA: 6.0 g/l
The estate known today as Freemark Abbey was established in 1886 by one of the first female wine-growers in Napa. Today Ted Edwards is head winemaker, working for the past three decades to develop relationships with growers, allowing exclusive sourcing rights to specific plots, which is crucial to the winery’s success. This wine has been aged for 28 months in a mixture of French and American oak. Stephen Brook: Powerful blackcurrant nose, with slightly charred oak. Very rich without being jammy, it packs a punch. An assertive and very youthful style, but good acidity and tannins mean this should go the distance. Alex Hunt MW: A bit Port-like on the nose to begin with, but there is good depth and the brightness increases in the glass. The palate is succulent, appealing, and has potential to age. Very good. Stefan Neumann MS: Intense, youthful and fruit-forward nose. This is softly structured but with a good level of tannins. Violets and rose petals lead up to a lengthy finish. Great purity and clarity here.
This shows hot stones, ash, undertones of citrus, slate and oyster shell. Lots of blue fruit on the palate with licorice character to define the full body, tight yet grippy tannins and fruity yet minerally finish. Drink in 2019.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley—blended of 78.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5.6% Malbec and 2.2% Cabernet Franc—has a compelling perfume of dried roses, fragrant herbs and dusty earth over a core of crushed plums and blackberries with a waft of tobacco. Medium-bodied, lively and expressive in the mouth, it has a pleasant pluminess accented by herb and earth notions, finishing long and chewy.
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