91% Cabernet Sauvignon, plus Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Vergelegen’s ultrapremium cuvée is tightly structured, harmoniously balanced, and built to age, although it has a greener flavor profile than many modern wines—bell pepper and bramble aromas and green bean flavors—there is still plenty of underlying cassis, tobacco and chocolate to make this a keeper. Polished…
Beautiful aromas lead on this white blend from venerable producer Vergelegen. The nose is spicy with a minerally edge. Though time will unfurl the complex flavors of the wine, it's currently exhibiting lovely layers of spicy sweet orange and peach, and the mouthfeel is substantial--coating the tongue but not heavy. Wait until this wine has time to unwind . . . it…
Bold but balanced, rustic but poised, this assertive Bordeaux blend has an appealing nose of plum, mocha and pepper. The flavors of mint, berry and spice are full and lingering, and the tannins are firm but elegant. A beautful wine with real aging potential, and further proof that Vergelegen is a leader in South African wines.
The nose has a ripe plum and savory spice character in this sophisticated red. On the palate, cedar, mocha and pepper give it a rich, brooding quality. Tannins are fine but ageable. The finish is lingering and spicy. Pair now with richer meat dishes; give it a few years to age and it will be even better.
A delicious wine, loaded with cassis and kirsch liqueur. The complex nose offers tobacco and menthol in addition to the deep fruit, similar to the spice and tobacco on the fruity finish. A wine to drink over the near term. Imported by 57 Main Street Wine Co.
A comforting nose of vanilla toast, butter and a spin of citrus starts this venerable producer’s elegant Chardonnay. On the palate, the wine is creamy, with integrated fresh fruit and spice components, and offers a lingering, unctuous finish.
This wine shows plenty of char, butter and eucalyptus aromas layered over banana and mango. On the palate the feel is round with full flavors of tropical fruit and baked banana bread. Finishes dry and crisp. Imported by 57 Main Street Wine Co.
Cassis, herbs, char and a touch of green pepper create an interesting bouquet, while the palate is supple, creamy and delivers nice cassis and forest-floor flavors. A finely made wine in a classic Bordeaux style.