Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2015 750ml
Tasting notes: A muscular Bordeaux style blend that exudes power and concentration, tied up in a structure of fine grained tannin and bright acidity that not only promise extensive evolution, but also entices with every visit to the glass. Brooding dark fruit tightly packed in an intricate frame are delivered with great purity and finesse.
Ageing potential: 15 years maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance.
Blend information: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22.5% Cabernet Franc, 18.5 % Merlot, 4.5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Malbec
Food suggestions: Delicious matched with some slow-roasted rosemary lamb.
In the vineyard: Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil. Yield of 5 tons per hectare.
In the cellar: The five cultivars were vinified and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 28 months, personally selected by the winemaker and then blended together.