Thursday, June 27, 2019

MENU’s Wine of the Week, Leopard's Leap Culinaria Collection Grand Vin 2017

We tasted this at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting in Cape Town this week and were so impressed. Leopards Leap won the most fragile trophy, the Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-Style Red Blend for this wine. The trophy is a large Riedel wine glass that has the capacity for a whole bottle of wine

The Grand Vin 2077 is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Merlot (36%), Malbec (12%) and Petit Verdot (6%).  With aromas of black current and blackberry, spicy and fruity, a beautiful wine that fills the mouth with ripe succulent fruit. There is a background of soft oak and soft tannins. The wine has such depth and maturity that tastes like it might have been from the 2007 vintage. Definitely the red wine of the night. And many in the room agreed.
Price: R121.00 from the farm
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