Beaumont Vitruvian 2017

By , 4 February 2021

Vitruvian is billed as an “unapologetically Beaumont blend”, the outcome of the family that lend their name to the wine having farmed this Bot River property since 1974, this extended tenure leading to a particular understanding of their terroir.

The current release 2017 is a blend of 40% Mourvèdre, 27% Syrah, 19% Pinotage, 7% Tinta Barocca and 7% Cabernet Franc matured for 24 months in French oak, 25% new.  The nose shows a subtle floral top note before cherry, plum and red berries as well as a little earthiness while the palate is medium bodied with lovely bright acidity and powdery tannins. It’s obviously been carefully crafted but nevertheless retains a pleasing idiosyncrasy. Price: R420 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 92/100. 

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