Keet First Verse 2017
By Christian Eedes, 20 July 2020
The Coronavirus world is not so weird that there isn’t a whole bunch of predictable debate about who scored what notable wine too high or too low. First Verse 2017 from Chris Keet (price: R480 a bottle) is not what you might expect from the man who brought you that wine of legendary elegance in the shape of Cordoba Crescendo, this current release bearing an abv of 15% on the label!
Consisting of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot, it has attractive aromatics of red and black fruit, dried herbs and potpourri before a palate that is sweet, rich and broad with a plush texture. It’s certainly flavourful but you’d have to be a brave punter to think that this has the inherent structure to still be drinking well in 25 years’ time or so as those Crescendos still are…
CE’s rating: 90/100.
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