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South Africa, Helshoogte, Stellenbosch

Delaire Graff

Delaire Graff 'Botmaskop' 2016

Delaire Graff 'Botmaskop' 2016 4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Tasting Notes

A Bordeaux blend featuring all five varietals, with Cabernet Sauvignon dominating, the nose offers up notions of assorted dark berried fruit, plum and cassis, that have nice lift and vibrancy with well integrated herbal spice overtures. Medium fuller to fuller bodied this has some scale to it (14.5% alcohol) but all things are in balance with a sweet core of dark fruit at its base with a savory touch on the finish. The tannins are firm and but finely tuned, with vibrancy to the fruit, saying this should age nicely and show well for at least another 5 plus years quite easily. From our very first introduction to this wine a number of years back we have been impressed by its ability to over deliver.

Food Accompaniments

Beef, lamb, game


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 ½ Stars 2019 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
69% cab in 5-way Bordeaux-style blend. Dark-berried 16 (93 pts) is undeniably big in structure, alcohol (14.8%), sweetly full-fruited flavour. But the balance, & even harmony, keeps its impressiveness short of blockbusterdom. Supportive 45% new oak.
91 pts Wine Spectator 10/31/18
Bright and fresh, with good lift to the cassis, plum and cherry coulis flavors that stream through, lined with light savory, singed vanilla and floral notes. The fresh, focused finish lets the fruit play out. Well done. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2021



Winemaker Notes

Rich aromas of cassis and spice with intense liquorice and blackberry flavours on the palate and fine, lingering tannins. Optimal ageing potential of 5 – 8 years.




Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price

Price

SKU

Varietal

14.5% alcohol by volume

$22.99

$24.99

15919

Red Blend


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