Leeuwenkuil, Reserve Red 750ml 2017

South Africa, Swartland
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The Leeuwenkuil Reserve Red 2017 is a pure-fruited Swartland beauty with a modest alcohol level and sumptuous Old World savouriness. It has the sophistication of a wine 3 times the price along with great drinkability from the fine 2017 vintage. In summary, this one of the bargains of the year!

Blend: 60% Shiraz, 22% Cinsault, 10% Grenache and 8% Mourvèdre

Tasting notes:
'This is a new wine from Leeuwenkuil, priced below its top reds and made in larger volumes. A Syrah-based assemblage with Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvèdre, the Reserve Red achieves concentration without over ripeness. Sappy and fresh, with notes of black tea and clove spice and top notes of lavender and thyme. Drink 2019-24.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2019, 93/100

'2017 has a distinctive perfume on the nose backed by the aroma of caramelized plums. The palate offers an abundance or pure red fruit: cherries, cranberries and plums with a peppery and savoury finish. It is a fresh wine with great depth of flavour and complexity, finishing long and begging another sip!' – Winemaker

Alc: 13.5% | RS: 2.71 g/L | TA: 5.44 g/L | PH: 3.66

About Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards:
Leeuwenkuil, meaning ‘Lion’s Lair’, is owned by Willie and Emma Dreyer. Situated in the Swartland, the farm dates back to 1693. When Willie and Emma began building Leeuwenkuil it was 45 hectares of vineyards but today comprises of 1,250 hectares. At Leeuwenkuil they follow a sustainable farming approach with as little interference as possible. Leeuwenkuil offers staggering value in general and caused a stir when their 2013 Shiraz was given a 92-point score in Decanter.
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Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating TA 93
Drink To Drink now
Price R125.00
Producer Leeuwenkuil
Region Swartland
Variety Blend
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator