Book xvii has an opulent creme decassis, fruitcake and fig scented bouquet with a palate that is ostentatious. Granted the californian bottle was half the price, but i got a new found appreciation for good south african wine after it was all gone. In his book number 17 xvii, chapter 35, he discusses why wines from certain areas are exceptional. Bold, dark and concentrated, this blend still shows some youthful restraint on the bouquet and palate.
Last week wine cellar hosted a fascinating social wine experiment to determine sas. Fermented in barrel and then aged 18 months in 200% new french oak. However, this fullbodied turbocharged wine is so damn silky smooth and seductive in a supertuscan kind of way, that its charms will be near impossible to resist. Recently voted as the best luxury wine in south africa. With this care we were able to create 600 bottles of. Private wine tour with wine expert to stellenboschfranschhoek wine regions 549 for wine lovers who want to get insider knowledge of the south african wine industry or just enjoy the amazing cape winelands. Great value south african wine in singapore winetoshare. Need something to aid unwind at the end of the day. Only 95 cases were made of this bordeauxstyle blend of 43% cabernet sauvignon, 33% malbec and 24% cabernet franc. Shop for the most celebrated wineries, iconic vintages and specially selected wine. Harvested from the particularly reputable 2015 harvest of south africa, we introduce the opulent 2015 vintage of south africas highly prestigious wine, book xvii.
Please tell the event host that you saw this post on. Join us on june 24th for zachys summer kickoff braai at zachys wine and liquor in scarsdale, ny. Renowned for meticulous attention to detail, each of the 1419 book xvii 2017 bottles produced, are carefully labelled by hand. Their aim was to create south africas first five varietal bordeaux blend with a philosophy of gentle winemaking and detailed vineyard practices. South africa is home to one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world, and yet it. Africas first five varietal bordeaux blend with a philosophy of gentle winemaking and detailed vineyard practices. Only one critic we track has tasted this stellenbosch wine so far.
The attention to details they give to their vineyards and to the winemaking process is reflected in the wine. How to pick wine for a book club book clubs are a great way to get people together. Often compared to the famed supertuscans, its a wine silky smooth yet powerful, and a worthy addition to any connoisseurs cellar. Named after the seventeenth book of pliny where he discusses, amongst other things why wines from certain areas are exceptional. May 25, 2017 born from a desire to create south africas greatest wine, not a single one of the vast expenses spared. The tour was informative and they allowed to taste our wine at a leisurely. The farms maiden release was the 1999 vintage fusion v a cabernet sauvignon driven five varietal bordeaux style blend a first for south africa wine industry. Free shipping with stewardship and fedex pickup availa.
This iconic bordeaux blend is only available directly from the farm via. Zachys summer kickoff braai wine, food, beer, or spirits. Martin was obviously seduced by the wines elegance in the end as was i, which pulled it back from the cliff edge at the last minute. Dropping crop loads to 300g per vine usually 3kg per vine each bunch hand manicured on the vine. Its a stellar example of the highend and highly cellarable wines that can come out of south africa, oozing with depth, concentration and complexity, all in a harmonious, balanced package. Seductive notes of toasted oak, cocoa nib, licorice and thin mint kiss the blackfruit core of boysenberry. Made in very limited quantities never more than 1200 bottles from very low yields max 300g vine from specific parcels selected fo. Shop south african investment wine online we ship to the world. Having ranked first in johannesburg and second in cape town, it impressed the tasters with deep velvety fruit, integrated, rich new oak and a luxuriously long and silky finish. Browse our large selection from port2port today purveyors of fine wine. However, this fullbodied turbocharged wine is so silky smooth and seductive in a way that its charms are impossible to resist. Wine enthusiast gave the 2014 vintage a score of 95. To make a real great wine we have to follow at first a very old conclusion in the most radical way, as it was written in the book 17 of pliny the elder. It has a superripe crlme decassis, fruitcake and fig scented bouquet with a palate that is ostentatious to the point of.1223 155 1533 1243 1325 1554 1115 1560 1111 416 1438 238 1012 1202 590 1467 879 1396 1420 541 932 654 429 1154 152 74 518 644 774 881 1184 1395 812 904 833 58 438 1367 926 960