6 bottle pack.
Stellenbosch has always been a favourite region for Handfords customers, so we have a selection of very tasty reds, all with a few years age on them. Stellenbosch is the Cape’s most famous wine district, especially for reds. Soils vary, from sandy alluvial loam along the valley floors to deep, decomposed granite on the hillsides. Thanks to its proximity to Cape Town, it also benefits from the cooling influences of False Bay.
You'll get one bottle each of:
– De Toren Z 2015
A right-bank Bordeaux-style blend of 53% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. Aromas of dark fruits, oak spice and chocolate ganache.
– Taaibosch 'Crescendo Red' Blend 2018
A Bordeaux blend, dominated by Cabernet Franc, with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is fresh, ripe and herbaceous, with notes of cedar and cigar spice and an herbaceous, red-fruited finish. 97/100 Tim Atkin
– Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Dark and brooding, with intricate aromas of oak spice, black berry coulis, graphite powder, tilled earth, wet tobacco and chai tea. 95/100 Tim Atkin
– Etienne 'Le Riche' Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with notes of black currants and black plum, crème de cassis, graphite and savoury, earthy nuances of freshly tilled earth. Tim Atkin gave this 96 points.
– KWV Roodeberg 2018 'Cuvee 1949' Red Blend
An eclectic mix of French and Spanish varieties – a foundation of Cabernet Sauvignon (42.5%) supported by Tempranillo, Carignan, Carménère, Petit Verdot and Grenache noir. It's a crazy blend, but boy does it work!
– Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Offering dusty notes of black cherry, fern and savory herbs, the palate is ripe with expressions of graphite and pencil shavings before a firm, mineral tension frames the fine-gripping tannic structure. 93/100 Tim Atkin