Region: Bottelary, Philadelphia and Perdeberg
This signature blend is a fitting tribute to the late Dr Julius Laszlö, the innovative, visionary Cellarmaster at Die Bergkelder who catapulted South African winemaking into the international league in the 1980s. Crafted from the finest barrels of noble varieties Dr Laszlö helped to establish in the Cape winelands, this full-bodied blend epitomises the Fleur du Cap philosophy of meticulous selection and regional excellence. Allowing the unbridled expression of the grapes to dictate the style, this signature wine is shaped in perfect harmony with nature, resulting in a superb classic that abounds with fruit and flavour. A blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 18% Shiraz, 6% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are grown on the Bottelary Hills; the Shiraz in Philadelphia; the Petit Verdot and Malbec in the Perdeberg region.
Intense, deep plum colour with a bright hue. The bouquet has rich, complex layers of cherries, cassis and fruitcake with subtle pencil shavings and mint chocolate. These opulent flavours come through on the palate and follow through to the well-integrated tobacco flavours balanced with cedar spice that is enveloped by smooth, silky, soft tannins. This gives the wine an ethereal velvet mouthfeel that lingers on the finish. Although delicious now, this wine has sufficient freshness and structure to ensure longevity until at least 2026.
Your favourite cut of beef steak, grilled/fried to perfection, with a creamy mushroom sauce.