Keet, First Verse 750ml 2015

South Africa, Stellenbosch
In stock
Only 44 left
First Verse is available to buy in increments of 1

Critic Score


Free nationwide delivery for orders over R1,500

Safe and secure online shopping with 8 ways to pay

Need buying advice? Speak to one of our experts. Call +27 21 448 4105

Orders shipped from our cellar within 1 working day

After 15 years at the helm of producing award-winning wines at Cordoba, Christopher Keet began to entertain the thought of producing his own wines. He spent three months travelling in South America with his wife Léanne and children Robyn and Grant in 2008 and it was during this memorable adventure that he finally decided to follow his dream of producing his own wine.

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.

Tasting notes:
'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
More Information
Bottle Size750ml
CountrySouth Africa
RatingTA 97
Drink ToDrink or cellar
VarietyBordeaux Blend
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:First Verse

Shipping information

Wine Cellar ships throughout South Africa. See our shipping guidelines below.

Available on all orders over R1,500, excluding event tickets. The expected delivery times are the same as 'Standard door-to-door' below.

Shipping fees are calculated on the delivery ‘street code’ provided during checkout.

  • Cape Town & surrounds: 1 – 2 working days
  • Joburg, Pretoria, PE & Bloemfontein: 3 – 4 working days
  • Durban & regional areas: 4 – 5 working days

COLLECTION (Cape Town only):
Orders are available for free collection at our Cape Town office only. You will be notified as soon as your order is ready for collection.

Wine Cellar offers professional wine storage at our premises in Cape Town. If you are not an existing cellaring client, please view our rates and set up an account by visiting our cellaring page.

For this special overnight road service, orders must be placed before 13h00 SAST. The order will be delivery by the close of business the following working day.

We use a third party courier for international shipping. Please contact for the rates and delivery options.

More Wines from this producer

  1. Keet, First Verse 2014 South Africa, Stellenbosch
    20 in stock

AG: Antonio Galloni of  |  AM: Allen Meadows of  |  CE: Christian Eedes of  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JR:  |  NM: Neal Martin of OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WS: Wine Spectator