Saturday, May 12, 2012
KWV Breede River Valley Superior Hanepoot Jerepigo 1973 95 Points
Clear, bright, with heavy sediment, Copper/mahogany with gold rim, medium plus concentration, high viscosity.
Clean, high intensity, matured, rancio character, raisin, Christmas fruitcake, prunes, dried figs, apricots, complex and layered, oxidative oak, thrilling aromatics.
Sweet, yet so fresh and lively, tamarind cook in sugar on texture, caramel, treacle, intense and broad mouth feels, rich well offset by medium acidity, peppery spicy farewell, still so much fruit.
How long will this further develop / age? Immortal, have so much stamina, arguably fortified wines are South Africa's best kept secret.
Those attending the Nederburg Auction 2012 next September, this wine is in the lineup as per the catalogue online, and grab it, it won't be available again, that's your one and only opportunity to get this!