Peter May wrote:This is the reasonable priced Cabernet at around £12, (more like £8 when I bought it) not the estate wine called just Vergelegen at twice+ that or the new top of range 'V' at £40.
And it was damned good. Rich silky deep blackcurrant fruit, integrated tannins, perfectly balanced. Will it keep? Not if its in my cellar. I think it is perfect now and just wish I had more.
Is Vergelegen SA's best winery? I'm thinking so.
Jake Parrott wrote: [It's certainly in the frame--although I've never had a shiraz from there that wasn't volatile
But one of the best SA wines I've ever had may be the 2001 regular SB, tasted in February 2005. Serious, serious class. I wish more SA farms would try to make SB in that style, or perhaps even more canted toward white Bordeaux.
Peter May wrote:I've never had their shiraz but their Sauvignon Blanc is a regular in my my house. We're drinking the 2005 now. If you like that, howabout L'Avenir's SB? I'm also a big fan of Springfield 'Life from Stone' which is a lot edgier. In fact, we're having it tonight since we had the Vergelegen last week and the L'Avenir the week before. (I'm rotating through them)
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