Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series new releases

July 31, 2017
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

The Landscape Series made at Gabriëlskloof by Peter-Allan Finlayson are starting to look very collectible indeed. Tasting notes and scores for the current releases as follows:

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series Elodie 2016
Price: R280
From Swartland Chenin Blanc. A captivating nose of potpourri, dried herbs and spice before stone fruit. The palate displays extraordinary purity plus a cracking line of acidty before a pithy finish. Deep and rich but not at all listless, this is a very accomplished wine.

Editor’s rating: 95/100.

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series

Depictions of the Overberg.

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series Syrah on Sandstone 2015
Price: R325
Own grapes. Black fruit, intense pepper and a slight smoky note on the nose. The palate displays excellent concentration with fresh acidity and a properly dry finish. Currently quite stern, it will definitely benefit from a year of three in bottle.

Editor’s rating: 92/100.

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series Syrah on Shale 2015
Price: R325
Own grapes. Red and black fruit, an attractive herbal note and white pepper on the nose. Broader with softer tannins than its counterpart above and as a result more immediately accessible. Overall impression is again nicely savoury, however.

Editor’s rating: 92/100.

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series Cabernet Franc 2015
Price: R325
Red  and a quite pronounced but not unattractive herbal character on the nose and palate. Medium bodied with good concentration, fresh acidity and firm but fine tannins making for long and particularly dry finish.

Editor’s rating: 91/100.

Gabriëlskloof Landscape Series Magdalena 2016, a Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon, has been entered into the tasting for the upcoming Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon/Wooded Sauvginon Blanc Report.

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  1. KwispedoorJuly 31, 2017 at 3:21 pmReply

    If that 2016 Magdalena is as good as the 2015, I bet it’ll do very well.

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