Friday, January 18, 2013

Nabygelegen Seventeen Twelve Wellington 2007 89+ Points

Considering than many fine SA Bordeaux style blends are from Stellenbosch and Paarl, this sexy number a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot from Wellington is one of the best kept secret of the wine lands, a must try by all means, and still affordable!

Cherry red with garnet rim, showing evolution.

Clean, moderate plus intensity, fragrant, blackcurrant, cassis, ripe plums, peppery, dark earthy note, cedar oak, brush of vanilla.

Dry, with serious fruit concentration giving an impression of sucrosity, moderate acidity, fresh, firm structure with good ripe tannic grip, peppery note follows through, alcohol is high at 14% abv, but well integrated, slight over extraction,savory, juicy black olives, persistent.

Showing good development, now until 2020