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Buitenverwachting Meifort 2014

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Buitenverwachting Meifort 2014
Beyond the call of duty.

In something of a turn up for the books, the second-label Meifort 2014 from Constantia property Buitenverwachting beat all comers to take the trophy for best Bordeaux-style red blend at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

Consisting of 40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot, it was matured for 20 months in second- and third-fill barrels. On the nose, red but mostly black fruit as well as some herbal overlay. It’s dense and thick textured, the acidity perhaps a little spiky, the tannins already quite soft. It’s available for R72 a bottle from Makro and at that price it completely over-delivers, whatever else you may say about it.

Editor’s rating: 89/100.

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1 COMMENT

  1. So I wonder, with its awesome Chenin and Cab Franc dominated red blends like this one (and Cordoba for example, so I’m told), if South Africa should be trying to emulate the Loire more than the Mediterranean? Logic wouldn’t have said Plant Chenin In SA…

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