Delheim Grand Reserve 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R425
In stock
(Only 29 left)
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95
PG
'A worthy flagship wine. Classic Stellenbosch cab notes of blackcurrant & dried herbs on stellar 2017. Elegant & ripe tannins give firm support, helped by sturdy oaking, 50% new for 18 months. Delicious acid freshness, excellent intensity & touch of vanilla at finish. Dashes merlot & cab franc, as in last-made 2015 (4.5 stars, 93 pts). Also in 1.5 & 3L.' – Platter's Guide, 5* (95/100)

'Matured for 18 months in French oak, 33% new. Cassis, earth and oak spice on the nose while the palate is full but all of a piece – impressive depth of fruit and firmness of tannins. The finish, meanwhile, is especially long and dry.' – Winemag Prescient Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2021, Top 10 (93/100)

'Grand Reserve is Delheim's flagship Bordeaux red blend, based on Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Very much expressing the quality and concentration of the 2017 vintage, this is focused, intense and well balanced, all cassis, graphite and cedarwood and the depth and richness to develop further in bottle. Drink 2022-27.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Aromatics of cassis, a hint of reduction, some leafiness, tilled earth and pencil shavings. The palate is marked by depth of fruit with fresh acidity and nicely firm tannins. Although at 14% this has slightly lower in alcohol than its counterpart above, it seems to be a tad more focused and intense.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 93/100

'Dark ruby red colour with a complex nose of dark fruits dominated by blackberries and blackcurrant followed by notes of tobacco and tomato leaf, fresh lead pencil shavings and cassis. The palate is elegantly poised with dark red fruit and a smooth chalky tannin finish which shows true to the area.' – Winemaker
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Roelof Lotriet
Alcohol 14%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating PG 95
Technical analysis RS: 2.8 g/L | TA: 6.0 g/L | PH: 3.53
Producer information The family-owned Delheim estate, owned by the Sperlings, is located on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. The late Michael Hans 'Spatz' Sperling, was the Patriarch of Delheim but his eldest son and daughter (Victor and Nora) now run the farm and live there together with their families. In addition to the vineyards on the Delheim farm, they also produce red grape varieties on a property known as Vera Cruz, located just a few kilometers away. They follow sustainable farming practices and produce a wide range of internationally acclaimed wines.
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