Platter Review: 4.5* (94 points)
Gouverneurs Reserve (Red) 2017 Veritas Gold
Gouverneurs Reserve (Red) 2017 National Wine Challenge/Top 100 Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class
Gouverneurs Reserve (Red) 2017 National Wine Challenge/Top 100 Top 100 & Double Platinum
This Cabernet Sauvignon-driven blend shows black currant, dark chocolate and graphite on the nose, while generous use of new oak adds cinnamon and cedar wood aromas to the nose. On the palate the wine shows beautiful intensity and the time in barrel adds a hint of vanilla to palate. Firm tannin promises good ageing potential.Food Pairing
Groot Constantia is South Africa's oldest estate and one of South Africa's most visited tourist attractions. In 1685 Cape Governor Simon van der Stel built a farm on Table Mountain, which he named Constantia. Groot Constantia received world acclaim from Napoleon, Bismarck and King Louis Philippe of France who was the biggest single buyer of Groot Constantia wines. They had to sell to the Cape government after phylloxera ravaged the vineyards. Now, the total estate covers 165 hectares of which 87 hectares are planted, at a height of 60 - 280 metres above sea level. The climate is generally cool resulting in complex and balanced wines.
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