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Vergelegen The Last Word Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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A classical Cabernet at its best bright ruby red, tight packed fruit and firm tannins. Initially its appears leaner and more restrained with tighter mouth feel that evolves u=Into an explosion of flavours.
For ideal wine pairing you don’t have to look very far, almost any red meat, especially served rare to medium rare will be a winner. A butterflied leg of lamb or a lamb steak with rosemary is always going to be my favourite!! I believe this wine should be decanted before enjoying.
This is one of our oldest vineyards, planted in 1999 and has beautiful deep red soil with its very high clay content. The clay keeps the soil very cool in spring, resulting in later budding, flowering and finally harvesting. This vineyard is planted to one of the most classical clone’s, 46, which grows tiny, thick skinned berries with exceptional flavours and intense tannins.
The grapes were harvested mid-April with the same ripeness levels and analysis as the First Thought, the only difference being site. Winemaking techniques for the two wines were identical and the wine was also matured in 100% new Taransaud 225 litre barrles for 18 months.
After completion of malolactic fermentation the wine was matured in 100% new Tarasaud 225 litre barrels for 18 months. Released August 2019.
Vergelegen The Last Word Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
- Atkin – 94
- Platter – ’91 – 4½ stars
Vergelegen The Last Word Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Atkin – 92