The resurgence of Stellenbosch property Kaapzicht continues with two new releases from bush vines and featuring hands-off winemaking, one a Chenin Blanc and the other a Cinsaut. Tasting notes and scores as follows:
Kaapzicht Kliprug Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015
From a 1982 vineyard. An enticing nose showing honeysuckle before pear, citrus (tangerine, naartjie) and stone fruit. The palate shows lovely purity and freshness – it’s intense but not weighty while the finish is long and ever so slightly bitter lending interest to the drinking experience. What makes this wine stand out is its sheer artlessness.
Kaapzicht Skuinsberg Bush Vine Cinsaut 2015
Wine Cellar price: R125
From a 1991 vineyard. 20% whole-bunch fermentation. Plums plus red and black cherry. Relatively full (14% abv) and smooth textured. Very pleasant but undemanding – Kaapzicht obviously not wanting to miss out on the fashionability of the variety how much to expect from such wines?
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