30 April 2017

WotM Kaapzicht Steytler Vision 2012

My Wine of the Month for April is Kaapzicht Estate
Steytler Vision 2012 which is a new addition to the list at my favourite London restaurant.  

Vision’ is a Cape Blend. The 2012 is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Pinotage, 10% Merlot (according to the website, no percentages shown on the label) vinified and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 28 months before  blending together

The Steytler label is reserved for Kaapzichts top wines, barrel selected by owner winemaker Danie Steytler, and now by son Danie Junior, fourth generation winemaker.

Kaapzicht - literally Cape Sight - takes its name from the views of Cape Town harbour and  Table Mountain that can be seen when you climb to the top of their vineyards. 

This wine is  deliciously full bodied, silky smooth and with a core of  sweet Pinotage fruit. Its a magic blend, where the sum of the parts is greater than the component parts.  

Nice quirky touch is the bar code rendered as an outline of Table Mountain, whose image has appeared on Kaapzichts labels through  various designs over the years I've been buying them.


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