30 September 2016
WoTM - KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2010
KWV’s first Cape Blend, Abraham Perold Tributum 2010, is my Wine of the Month for September 2016. Tributum is a blend of Pinotage (36%), Cabernet Sauvignon (27%), Shiraz (22%) plus 5% each of Tannat, Malbec and Petit Verdot.
Grapes were sourced from Stellenbosch and Paarl, hence the ‘W O Coastal’ appellation. The wine was aged for 16 months in 90% French and 10% American oak barrels, 70% of which were new.
This wine was a revelation, subtle and sophisticated with intense depth of flavour that just keeps going on and on. Wood offers structure without imposing on rich dark berry flavours with an underlying seam of ground pepper and savoury notes. Deliciously scrumptious.
An excellent tribute to A I Perold, creator of Pinotage.