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GRAND RESERVE 2017 WO Stellenbosch
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer DELHEIM
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Initial aromatics are intense and seem slightly green. The nose then opens up with some swirling which brings on a raft of ripe plum, cherry, cassis, sandalwood, cedar and mineral notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, gently complex, fairly dense, ripe, plum-crancherry-cassis fruit along with a lingering, cedar-sandalwood-tinged, high acid finish. This tasty blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc is aged for 18 months in 300L French oak barrels and has 14% alcohol, 2 g/L residual sugar and 6 g/L total acidity with lot number 249-18-B1/3 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 26094
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country South Africa
Rating ***(92 points)
Compex, Intense, Solid, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: A worthy flagship wine. Classic Stellenbosch cab notes of blackcurrant & dried herbs on stellar 2017. Elegant & ripe tannins give firm support, helped by sturdy oaking, 50% new for 18 months. Delicious acid freshness, excellent intensity & touch of vanilla at finish. Dashes merlot & cab franc, as in last-made 2015. Score - 95 (Platter's South African Wine Guide, 2022) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 21, 2023
Cases bought 112 (12 bottles per case)

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