Prime Spot Tignus 2017

By , 26 July 2019



“Dry red.”

Whereas the maiden-release 2016 vintage of Prime Spot Tignus, own-label of Laibach winemaker Francois van Zyl, was a 50:50 blend of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon and Paarl Cinsault, the follow-up 2017 sees Cinsault in the ascendancy at 60% and Cab at 40%.

Somewhat counter-intuitively, it seems a bigger, bolder wine – red and black fruit plus spice and some earthiness on the nose while the palate shows plenty of juicy fruit to go with firm yet fine tannins, the finish particularly dry. Van Zyl says that he’s aiming at something “old school” and this pretty much is. Price: R140 a bottle.

Editor’s rating: 90/100.

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