Taaibosch Crescendo 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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‘The price of Taaibosch has gone up by 25%, but it's still a comparative bargain in its peer group. A red that has established an enviable reputation in just three vintages, this sings of its site on the corner of the Helderberg. Partnering Cabernet Franc with 26% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, it's another triumph from Schalk-Willem Joubert. Elegant, detailed and refreshing, it's a wine that doesn't seem to be trying too hard, with graphite, fynbos and sea breeze aromas, subtle 30% new wood and a layered palate of fresh herbs, cassis and black cherry. 2025-35’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 97/100

'The 2020 Crescendo is the third release from Taaibosch, a blend of 65% Cabernet Franc, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. It is matured 13 months in 225-liter barriques (30% new) and then a further 12 months, 75% in foudres and 25% in cement. This beautifully defined bouquet offers perfumed black fruit laced with truffle and cedar, a touch of wild mint surfacing with time. The medium-bodied palate has more pliant tannins than the first two vintages, perhaps with a little more flesh and less austerity towards the finish that delivers slightly savory black fruit layers. Certainly, this represents one of the Cape's finest expressions of Cabernet Franc. Highly recommended. 2025-2045' - Neal Martin, Vinous, 94/100
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Condition New
Winemaker Schalk-Willem Joubert
Alcohol 13.98%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 65% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating TA 97
Producer information Taaibosch, previously known as Cordoba, is located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. The unique position of the 59-hectare estate provides ideal conditions for growing Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. At an altitude of 300 metres above sea level, the vineyards benefit from the gentle cooling sea breezes. Cellar master Schalk-Willem Joubert crafts these exceptional wines. The farm follows a traditional hands-on approach to winemaking, focuses on sustainability and is organic in conversion.
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