Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2018

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Platter Review: 4.5* (90 Points)

Boasting a Gran D'Or at the Michelangelo Awards 2016, a double platinum from the National Wine Challenge, counted as one of the top 100 wines in SA for 2016 and a gold from the 2016 Vitis Vinifera awards.

The Nebukadnesar is the flagship red blend of Babylonstoren. This classic Bordeaux-style blend takes quality and class to a new level. A deep ruby in colour, it greets the nose with an enticing mixture of thyme and violet. Superbly crafted with good balance of vibrant multi-layered dark red fruits supported by tight, well-honed tannins. Handles the oak effortlessly. Opulent yet sophisticated with a long, compelling finish. Satisfying now, but with time will develop and unfold its many treasures.

Food Pairing 
Game fillet or roast lamb with thyme, rosemary and garlic; rare roast beef or fillet on the bone.

Grape
49% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 16% cabernet franc, 5% petit verdot, and 5% malbec

The Estate
This Drakenstein Valley gem will captivate your heart, the Babylonstoren Wine Estate was founded in 1690 and features classically beautiful Cape Dutch Architecture dating back to 1777. The 200 acre sprawling wine estate features a beautiful farm hotel, a wonderful garden, a disused kraal converted into the luxurious Babel restaurant, and farm shop. A rich interesting history is embedded in this wine farm and reflects in its fantastic produce.

Ageing
Will be enjoyed from the year of release with wonderful ageing potential of up to 10 years.

Alcohol:14.3% vol



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