Delaire Graff The Banghoek 2016
By Christian Eedes, 23 December 2019
Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch has long had a Cape Bordeaux red blend in the form of the Cab-driven Botmaskop, the current-release 2017 selling for R295 a bottle, and this is now joined by The Banghoek, maiden release 2016 consisting of 53% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec, maturation lasting 16 months in French oak, 60% new.
It’s a superbly crafted effort. The nose shows red and black fruit, floral perfume and attractive notes of vanilla and spice while the palate is full bodied but wonderfully well balanced. Great depth of fruit and plenty of structure, this is a luxurious wine which impresses more and more with each sip. Price: R1 800 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 95/100.
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