Keet, First Verse 750ml 2015South Africa, Stellenbosch
Christopher Keet’s dedication has led to the creation of his award-winning wine, First Verse. A Bordeaux-style blend that has longevity in its DNA, yet satisfies the eager palate. Created from grapes sourced within the Stellenbosch region of the Western Cape, South Africa, Keet First Verse can be likened to a fine symphony of orchestral instruments, each performing in perfect harmony.
There is little doubt that the 2015 First Verse is his finest yet. With 29% Cabernet Franc and 24% Merlot, the plush, yet elegant style is a dead ringer for fine Saint-Émilion on the nose. Opening over time to deep florals, fine tobacco and ripe cherry, the core is savoury and mineral with uber-fine and lacy tannins – dramatic, profound and drop-dead gorgeous.
'Chris Keet isn't well known outside South Africa – he's a modest, quietly spoken soul – but he's one of the Cape's finest oenologists, first at Cordoba and now at his own winery. Produced in what he calls a 'humdinger vintage', this is the best release yet. Sourced from eight sites across Stellenbosch, it's a seamless blend of the five Bordeaux varieties: classic, refined, nuanced and refreshing with silky tannins and near-perfect balance. Who's your daddy! Drink 2021-35.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Report 2019, 97/100
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