Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015

December 15, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
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Gabriëlskloof The Blend 2015

Good buy.

The 2013 vintage of The Blend from Bot River property Gabriëlskloof won the trophy for the best in class at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show before winning double gold at the Six Nations Wine Challenge and the recently released 2015 again impresses.

From 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot and 7% Malbec, it was matured in a combination of barrel and tank. On the nose, red and black fruit, violets, some attractive herbaceous character and pencil shavings while the palate is fruit forward but not unduly sweet, the acidity nicely fresh, the tannins fine and gently grippy. Immensely likeable and a bargain at R85 a bottle.

#WinemagRating: 89/100.

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