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The Great Red

The Great South African Wine Company, The Great Red 2015

R170

12 in stock

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Notes

'The 2015 The Great Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a seductive bouquet: mulberry, crushed strawberries and a touch of iodine percolating through. The palate is well balanced with a smooth texture amd plenty of roundness in the mouth, just showing a touch of reduction on the finish. Give this a year in bottle. Drink 2018-2024.' – Neal Martin, 88/100

The Great Red is an expression of Stellenbosch mountain vineyards. Mature vines benefitting from cooling breezes, produce concentrated fruit that is gently vinified with natural, minimum interventionist winemaking techniques.The use of traditional varieties such as Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon, that have been grown in the Cape for centuries, brings a unique freshness and mid palate integrity to the wine. Cabernet Franc brings a perfume and palate intensity to the wine with Petit Verdot giving inky colour and a particular fruit density. The Great Red is made to drink within 5 years from vintage, but further cellaring will definitely see greater complexity developing, as is typical of Cape reds containing Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault.

Wine made by Carl van der Merwe and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot.

Technical analysis:
Alc: 14 % RS: 5.5 g/l pH: 3.6
'The 2015 The Great Red is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It has a seductive bouquet: mulberry, crushed strawberries and a touch of iodine percolating through. The palate is well balanced with a smooth texture amd plenty of roundness in the mouth, just showing a touch of reduction on the finish. Give this a year in bottle. Drink 2018-2024.' – Neal Martin, 88/100

The Great Red is an expression of Stellenbosch mountain vineyards. Mature vines benefitting from cooling breezes, produce concentrated fruit that is gently vinified with natural, minimum interventionist winemaking techniques.The use of traditional varieties such as Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon, that have been grown in the Cape for centuries, brings a unique freshness and mid palate integrity to the wine. Cabernet Franc brings a perfume and palate intensity to the wine with Petit Verdot giving inky colour and a particular fruit density. The Great Red is made to drink within 5 years from vintage, but further cellaring will definitely see greater complexity developing, as is typical of Cape reds containing Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault.

Wine made by Carl van der Merwe and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot.

Technical analysis:
Alc: 14 % RS: 5.5 g/l pH: 3.6
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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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