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This multi-varietal, multiregional, “old skool” barrel fermented & matured Cape white blend offers you a "glimpse of the cape". From 19 Vineyards & 23 Barrels comes this 39% Steen (Chenin Blanc), 27% Chardonnay, 12.5% Grenache Blanc, 6% Viognier, 5% Verdelho, 5% Roussanne & 2% Blanc Fumé. Truly, an endeavour to showcase the diversity of the Cape in a single glass.
What can you expect?
A ‘slow burner” shy yet complex wine – a mélange of orange blossom, cling peach, tangerine & green citrus, green pineapple, hay, flirtations of gun flint, Rooibos, honied almonds & white spice abound on the bouquet. The palate is taut ‘n tad unyielding with a satisfying lengthy finish & zippy citrus rind acidity.
A perfect partner for roast fowl, duck or pork, traditional Cape Malay & mild Cantonese cuisine, firm fine fromage & charcuterie or enjoy as an aperitif.
Serve lightly chilled & best decanted. Vagabond most definitely benefits from careful cellaring, as it allows the it slowly gain complexity, nuance & generosity. You can Cellar this wine for 8 years plus.
2021 - 93 pts Tim Atkin MW SA Report 2021
2021 - 4.5* John Platter’s Wine Guide
2015 –93 pts Tim Atkin MW, 4 Stars Platter’s, 91 pts Winemag.co.za
2016 – 93 pts Tim Atkin MW, 4 Stars Platter’s, 90 pts Winemag.co.za, 88 pts Neal Martin
2017 - 93 pts Tim Atkin MW, 94pts Winemag.co.za Top White Blend, 4 Star Platter’s
2018 - 93 pts Tim Atkin MW, 93pts Winemag.co.za Top White Blend, 5 Star Platter’s