Kaapzicht Kliprug Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

June 16, 2016
by Christian
in What I Drank Last Night
with 1 Comment

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


Kaapzicht Kliprug Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015
Price: R120

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.

#WinemagRating: 92/100.

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?

#WinemagRating: 88/100.

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  1. ButchJune 16, 2016 at 8:45 pmReply

    Exciting times! Mooi Danie! Glad Kliprug is finally in it’s own bottle. Great vineyard.

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