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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