2018 Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report released
The fourth annual Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report has just been published, which saw Babylonstoren’s Nebukadneser 2016 scoring an impressive 90 out of a possible 100-point quality scale.
The grapes for this award-winning wine are grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, in a combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin, as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite origin. Described as a dry, full-bodied wine, it shows intriguing fragrances of violets and thyme, intense blackcurrant and underlying cigar-box and exotic floral aromas on the nose. On the palate the wine is superbly crafted with a good balance of vibrant multi-layered fruit supported by tight, well-honed tannins. The wine handles the oak effortlessly.
This year the competition received 81 entries from 64 producers and the wines were tasted blind by the three-person panel, with the scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
For the full results visit http://winemag.co.za/cape-bordeaux-red-blend-report-2018/.