Price:  £148.95 | Case Rate: £24.83
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Cape Chamonix - Rouge 2015

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Paarl
  • Wine Area: Franschhoek
  • Wine Maker: Thinus Neethling
  • Grape: Malbec Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Malbec 40%, Cabernet 24%, Merlot 25%, Petit Verdot 11%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.00
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
VS: 88 (2013) WS: 87 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

The Rouge shows a deep ruby colour with garnet highlights on the rim. The generous bouquet suggests blackcurrant, cedar with scents reminiscent of red berries, spices and vanilla. The wine is amply structured; full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and length of flavour. An elegant wine that can mature with time in the bottle.

Winery Information

Cape Chamonix

Chamonix Wine Farm is nestled against Mont Rochelle mountain, deep within the rich wine-growing valley of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Formerly part of historic La Cotte granted to the Huguenots in 1688, Chamonix today comprises some 300 hectares. German-born Chris Hellinger purchased the farm in the early nineties when it was predominantly an export fruit farm. With tenacity and vigor a replanting program began, steadily replanting fruit trees with noble French varieties of vines and with.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)88 pts

May 2017 - Bright medium red. Red and darker berries, herbs and spicy oak on the open nose. Soft, sweet red berry and spice flavors are ready to go right now. Not especially long but the tannins are soft and the wine has immediate fruity appeal, not to mention a pliant middle. Keeps its shape on the end. -- Stephen Tanzer

Wine Spectator (2013)87 pts

Soft and friendly, with tea- and cedar-infused cherry and plum fruit flavors that glide through an open-knit finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot