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Buitenverwachting 'Christine' 2012

 
Country: South africa
Region: Constantia
Type: Red
Producer: Buitenverwachting
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2012

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This is a stunning vintage. It put us off schedule by 2 hours, so much were we enjoying this exceptionally beautiful fine wine. One of these wines that can beat top end Cabernets and Bordeaux in blind tastings. It's drinking now. The value is absurd and a brilliant wine to stock up on. Bordeaux lovers will swoon when they breathe in the sweet perfume of sandalwood, ink, plum, oyster shells and graphite. In the mouth it has heft, flesh and savour, along with a bright acidity that gently ushers everything along. It's silky, elegant and deep. Beautiful wine.


Tasting Notes

Cynics might think that by simply adding the new vintage of this wine to our latest list we are taking our foot off the pedal and losing the intrepid streak on which our mighty reputation has been built. Fear not friends, we have tasted numerous rivals in the ‘South African Bordeaux Blend’ category in the intervening year and none has come close. Those who abhor overstatement should look away now, because we believe this to be the greatest pound-for-pound South African red wine on the market. Bordeaux lovers will swoon when they breathe in the sweet perfume of sandalwood, ink, plum, oyster shells and graphite. In the mouth it has heft, flesh and savour, along with a bright acidity that gently ushers everything along.

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