Keet First Verse 2014
By Christian Eedes, 3 July 2019
The First Verse 2014 is a blend of 30% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot, alcohol 14.5%, matured in oak for 20 months. The nose shows black and blue fruit, some earthiness , toasty oak and smoky reduction while the palate is dense and forceful – plenty of sweet fruit and smooth in texture. This is a far cry from the supremely elegant Cordoba Crescendo that winemaker Chris Keet used to make in yesteryear. Approximate retail price: R420 a bottle.
Editor’s rating: 90/100.
Find our South African wine ratings database here.