Zorgvliet, Richelle 750ml 2017

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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The Zorgvliet Richelle 2017 was named Best Cape Bordeaux Red Blend in the Winemag Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 Report.

'The Richelle is a wine created to embody "completeness". The aim is to also showcase the unique terroir of the Banghoek Valley by producing a wine with finesse that has a core of fruit, that is full structured but with the elegance becoming of a wine made in a cool area.' – Winemaker

Tasting notes:
'43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot and 14% Petit Verdot. Matured for 22 months in French oak, 60% new. Aromatics of red and black berries, some leafiness, tilled earth and pencil shavings. Extraordinary fruit purity, bright acidity and fine tannins make for a wonderfully focused, well-structured wine' – Winemag Prescient Top 20 Wines South Africa 2020 Report, 95/100

'Zorgvliet's top red is a high-toned, assertively oaked assemblage of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and 57% Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Focused and dense, with tobacco and cedarwood aromas, dark berry fruit and the structure to age further in bottle. Drink 2020-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 91/100

Alc: 14.7%

About Zorgvliet:
The family-owned Zorgvliet Wines, situated 7km from Stellenbosch in the Banghoek Valley, has belonged to the van der Merwe family since 2002. Since their ownership, the family has transformed the property, including the restoration of the original Manor House which dates back to 1692. The first wine was produced in 1659 and was recorded by Van Riebeeck in his journal, ‘Today, praise be the Lord, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes.’
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Alcohol 14.7%
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Blend information 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot and 14% Petit Verdot
Rating WM 95
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