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Vergelegen - Vergelegen 'V' 2013

Red Wine from Stellenbosch · South Africa
Price: £74.95
Case Rate: £74.95
Ex Tax: £54.17
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Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Winery: Vergelegen
Wine Maker: Andre van Rensburg
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Country:
Wine Region: Stellenbosch
Winery: Vergelegen
Wine Maker: Andre van Rensburg
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

The nose is complex, showing blackcurrants, red cherries, cedar wood, lead pencil and cigar box aromas. These develop in the glass and are joined by raspberry, black cherry, spice and a hint of gaminess. On the palate the wine is concentrated but elegant, with fine-grained tannins. These tannins soften even further in the glass, resulting in a luxurious wine with a long aftertaste.

Food matching

This is a good wine to serve at a more formal dinner party if you are uncertain of what wines your guests will enjoy. South African Cabernet's such as this have elegance and structure, and appeal to lovers of New World Wine as well as to traditionalists who haven't experimented much beyond France in general and Bordeaux in particular. In their excellent tome The Simple Art of Marrying Food and Wine, Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix suggest Venison escalope with Chestnuts and Chanterelles as a match for South African Cabernet Sauvignon, a great dinner party dish by any standard. It will also go well with most red meats and game, as well as with stews. Avoid too much spice, cream and salt, as well as smoked ingredients.