Vergelegen ‘V’ Stellenbosch 2002

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
Review Date : 07-Aug-2013
Based on Cabernet Sauvignon fruit from the ‘Rondekop’ vineyard, this a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 19 months in new French oak barriques. Very deep, dark, black-red colour with garnet hues. The bouquet is definitive Cabernet Sauvignon with fresh blackcurrant aromas, complexed by savoury dark herb and earthy elements interwoven. The aromatics are firm and intensely expressed. Full-bodied and well structured, fine, grainy tannins encase concentrated fruit flavours of blackcurrants, black olives and iron-earth. The fruit is beginning to show some evolution. Classical lead-pencil notes and oak cedar unfold, along with some resiny elements. This has firmness, concentration and powerful drive, with energy and tension from good acidity, that carries the palate to a sustained finish. Claret styled with 5-7 years ahead. 18.5/20 Aug 2013 RRP $95.00

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