Cape of Good Hope Caroline 2018
By Christian Eedes, 7 October 2021
Cape of Good Hope is part of the Anthonij Rupert portfolio of wines, grapes for this white blend from the Riebeeksrivier property on the slopes of the Kasteelberg, neighbours including Roundstone belonging to the Mullineuxs and Goldmine belonging to Boekenhoutskloof.
Consisting of 50% Marsanne, 36% Roussanne, 13% Chenin Blanc and 1% Viognier, fermentation and maturation lasting six months took place mainly in a combination of foudre and old 500-litre although 11% is unoaked. The nose is initially quite leesy but opens up to reveal pear, peach and citrus plus some herbal undertones. The palate, meanwhile, shows good fruit definition and weight, the acidity nicely integrated, the finish long and savoury. Complex and balanced, this sells for R175 a bottle – great quality relative to price.
CE’s rating: 94/100.
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