The Fledge & Co. Vagabond XII

By , 11 November 2013



A bit different.

A bit different.

Although Vagabond 2012 from The Fledge & Co. was rejected by the Wine & Spirit Board on account of being turbid, I thought it was pretty smart. It’s a Calitzdorp Viognier matured for 15 months in old French oak from Leon Coetzee and Margaux Nel, also winemaker at Boplaas, the variety left off the label apparently because “nobody buys Viognier”.

Peaches and cream, some appealing yeasty character and spice. Concentrated fruit, fresh acidity and a savoury finish. Not nearly as heady as many other local examples of the variety and the better for it. Total production: 488 bottles. R95 a bottle from Vino Pronto in Cape Town.

Score: 88/100.


2 comment(s)

  • Joe21 January 2014

    Come now, Paul- stop being so coy & gentle about the tasting skills of the good people at SAWIS. Tell us what you really think of them…

  • Paul Benade21 January 2014

    Worth at least R150!
    Could not use Viognier on the label due to the ineptacy of the tasting panel of SAWIS.
    Beautiful, complex and luscious!

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