Beyerskloof 1995

By , 27 January 2023



Would the Beyerskloof 1995 as made by Beyers Truter, then still of Kanonkop, have paid rent in your cellar? It cost R52 a bottle on release and is still drinking beautifully.

Consisting of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Merlot, it was matured for some 20 months in French oak, 100% new. The nose now shows red and black berries, potpourri plus more advanced notes of meat stock and undergrowth. The palate, meanwhile, is full-bodied although alcohol is a moderate 13.5% – great depth of fruit, fresh acidity and tannins that are still relatively firm. Composed and flavourful, a treat to drink.

CE’s rating: 95/100.

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    Gareth | 31 January 2023

    Sounds absolutely super, I really love to see a wine age gracefully.
    I wish I could acquire a bottle to try it myself!

    Greg Sherwood | 30 January 2023

    I was given two bottles of the 1995 Beyerskloof and last drank one a few years ago along side a bottle of Mouton Rothschild 1994. The clear winner… the Beyerskloof. Dense, compact, muscular and complex, this is an iconic wine that managed to fly somewhat under the collector radar… and probably still does to a large extent. I am pleased to say I still have one bottle left but am in no rush to drink it.

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