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Middelvlei Cabernet Sauvignon 1984


After three days drinking current-release wines in Robertson, lunch yesterday demanded a change of pace and hence some older examples of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1995 from Kanonkop (see previous post) was always going to be a tough act to follow, but I found the Middelvlei 1984 surprisingly enjoyable. Medium bodied, it had more fruit than might have been expected, while the acidity was a little tart but hardly offensive. Some at the table were inclined to dismiss it as “thin and watery” but I thought it elegant and fascinating to drink. Alcohol by volume 11.9%, residual sugar 2.2g/l, total acidity 5.6g/l and pH 3.43.


  1. Nice to read this message. I have also a bottle Middelvlei 1984, I got it from the owner in 1996. I ask myself: what’s the value of this bottle, what can I ask for it when I would sell it? All the best from The Netherlands!


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