Journeys End
The Cape Doctor
2017

R1,794.00

R299.00 per bottle
W.O. Stellenbosch

92 in stock

This wine exhibits fruits on the darker side of the spectrum with cassis and rich fruitcake on the nose accompanied by cinnamon spice and dark chocolate from generous oak ageing.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Wine Information

The grapes come from five blocks on the farm which rest right next to one another stretching between 180m and 215m above sea level. Our proximity to the ocean guarantees fresh natural acidity and mineral salinity. The grapes are uniquely influenced by the nearby Eucalyptus forest which also serves as a wind break against the powerful Cape Doctor wind.

The grapes from each block were picked and treated separately utilizing both stainless steel tanks as well as 5000L truncated open top casks. Each varietal underwent a 4-day pre-fermentation cold soak before fermentation was initiated. After fermentation, only the Cabernet Sauvignon was subjected to a two-week post-fermentation maceration to ensure a solid tannic structure before the wine was subjected to a 20-month barrel ageing period. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot components are matured in 100% new French oak with the other varietals maturing in second fill French oak for the 20-month period. The wine was thereafter blended before being filtered and bottled. This wine is vegan friendly.

Winemaker's Note

This wine exhibits fruits on the darker side of the spectrum with cassis and rich fruitcake on the nose accompanied by cinnamon spice and dark chocolate from generous oak ageing. Concentrated dark berries are complemented by a creamy texture with soft elegant tannins delivering a beautiful long-lasting finish. Despite the current appeal, there is enough underlying power for a long future ahead. Drink now or up until 2027.

Technical Analysis

alc rs ta ph
14.57% 3,6 g/L 5.7 g/L 3.6 g/L

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