Blaauwklippen Malbec 2020

By , 24 February 2022



Is SA Malbec on the rise?” asked columnist Greg Sherwood MW recently and the 2020 vintage from Stellenbosch property Blaauwklippen suggests that he’s not wrong to draw attention to the variety.

Attractive aromatics of red and black berries, floral fragrance, fresh herbs, pencil shavings and oak spice precede a palate that has great fruit definition, bright acidity and fine tannins, the finish nicely dry. Not insubstantial at 14.73% alcohol but wonderfully clean-cut and well-weighted (maturation lasted 12 months in 300-litre French oak barrels, of which 23% were new). Price: R145 a bottle.

CE’s rating: 93/100.

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