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Cape of Good Hope Caroline
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15¾/20

Cape of Good Hope Caroline 2015

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaThis is a 50/22/20/8 blend of chenin blanc, roussanne, viognier and marsanne from the crumbling shale slopes of the Riebeek Kasteel mountains. The chenin blanc vines, sixty-years-old, set the pattern for this wine. Nine months on lees in ten percent new French oak lends a heavily perfumed nose and previews what is a full-bodied rich blend of ripe pear, bitter lime rind and sweet grapefruit for balance. A big busy white that needs more time to get it all together. Faintly reminiscent of the Rhone. Drink or hold through 2020.Tasted: 01 November 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 private wine stores Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Chenin Blanc - Roussanne - Viognier - MarsanneUPC: 6009803752134