It’s with some delight we’ve taken a range of wines from Vergelegen, a producer that needs little introduction to South African fans. Winemaker André Van Rensburg’s reputation for skilfully hand-crafted wines is as solid as its ever been, and we were very impressed with this latest batch.
All these wines are excellent and reflect the land they came from as well as the talent required to nurture the high quality Vergelegen are famous for. We’ve highlighted a few of our favourites here. Only a tiny amount of the Semillon comes into the UK and what a star it is, with lovely minerality meeting subtle fruit - great with some spicy food. Vergelgen’s DNA is a new project and dominated by Cabernet Franc - miniscule quantities came into the country so are privileged to have some in store. The Merlot and Cabernet are so individual it’s fascinating to taste them side by side and really see the contrast between the varieties. We carefully selected the 2005 Flagship Red as it stood out in a tasting of 3 different vintages.
Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011 £14.99
Reserve Semillon 2008 £15.99
Reserve Chardonnay 2010 £15.99
Reserve Merlot 2008 £15.99
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 £15.99
DNA 2006 £19.99
Vergelegen G.V.B. Flagship White 2010 £24.99
Vergelegen G.V.B. Flagship Red 2005 £29.99
31st August 2013
Some fine berried fruit aromas with nice leather and spice notes. Deceptively full with some nicely controlled power. Good acidity and ripe tannins, with classic Southern Hemisphere Malbec character. Mulberries, bramble fruit and leather flavours, with an impressive structure for the price.