4G 67 Imizuzu 2014
By Christian Eedes, 29 January 2020
4G Wines is the somewhat mysterious project conceived by Switzerland-based management consultant Philipp Axt create a deluxe wine that might come to be considered a “First Growth of the Cape”. Giorgio Dalla Cia, formerly of Meerlust, has consulted as well as famed French winemaker, the late Professor Denis Dubourdieu and part of the positioning concerning the top wine is that it should be the most expensive in the country bar none.
Both the 2011 vintage of the second label The Echo of G. and the 2014 of the first label 67 Imizuzu are available at Frogitt & Vonkel Wine Bar, tasting notes and ratings as follows:
The Echo of G. 2011
R129 per 50ml taster – R450 per 175ml glass – R1 700 per bottle
A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The nose shows red and black fruit, some violet-like perfume as well as more base notes of black olive, tar and earth. The palate is rich and full-bodied, quite fiery with soft tannins. Makes a huge impression – very forceful, remarkably youthful but lacks refreshment and unfortunately rather predictable in terms of styling.
CE’s rating: 90/100.
4G 67 Imizuzu 2014
R569 per 50ml taster – R1810 per 175ml glass – R7 200 per bottle
Again a blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Initially very peppery and spicy on the nose before black fruit, some meatiness, violets and cigar box. Rich and full with moderate acidity and smooth tannins. Warm and comforting to drink – alcohol is 14.5%. More individual than its counterpart above.
CE’s rating: 92/100.
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