Vergelegen, GVB Red 2012 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Stellenbosch
'A wine that was aged in 100% new barrels before Michel Rolland arrived as a consultant from the 2013 vintage onwards, this Cabernet Sauvignon-led red is blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and a soupçon of Cabernet Franc. Tight, structured and well balanced, with notes of dark chocolate, cassis and bramble and fine-boned tannins. Drink: 2016-22.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2016, 93/100
'Two Bordeaux-style blends in the top ranges: DNA where cab franc rules, & this 2012, cab sauvignon-led with 3 others. Meticulous attention, long skin maceration, new French barriques, a triumph of fruit/oak harmony. Powerful yet streamlined, an assured future.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (92/100)
'Cabernet-led Bordeaux blend. Light shaded garnet. Very well-melded nose – super-polite. A tiny thread of greenness but very much a wine to appeal to traditional claret lovers – except that it’s more expensive than some of its peers from Bordeaux. Very fresh but clean and by no means obviously South African. Very lively. Chewy.' – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 16.5/20
Alc: 14.5% | RS: 2.1 g/L | TA: 5.4 g/L | PH: 3.65
Vergelegen has a 300 year history, dating back to 1 February 1700, when it was founded. Vergelegen (meaning ‘situated far away’), has changed through many owners since then, each of whom have shaped Vergelegen into what it is today. The 3,000 hectare estate is situated in one of the richest floral regions of the world and they practice sustainable farming and have various environmental projects.
|Technical analysis||RS: 2.1 g/L | TA: 5.4 g/L | PH: 3.65|
|Winemaker||André van Rensburg|
|Body||Medium to full-bodied|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||Vergelegen has a 300 year history, dating back to 1 February 1700, when it was founded. Vergelegen (meaning 'situated far away'), has changed through many owners since then, each of whom have shaped Vergelegen into what it is today. The 3,000 hectare estate is situated in one of the richest floral regions of the world and they practice sustainable farming and have various environmental projects.|
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator