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This wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec, sourced from north and north-westerly vineyards where soil types of granite, Hutton and weathered shale dominate. The 2012 harvest itself was warm and dry BUT the nights were cool which is perfect for colour and flavour formation. Maturation took place in French Oak barrels (20% new). This is a superbly integrated wine, showing a generous aroma of a melange of black & red berries, old leather with hints of roses. On flavour it is on the perfect plateau of maturity – smooth, complex and full of flavour. Drink now – 2022.
6 in stock. As our stock is sold through our two retail outlets and online, stock levels are provided as a guide only and are liable to change.
Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”), has been under the ownership of some of the world’s great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class estate. This wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec.