Mooiplaas
Laatlam Noble Late Harvest
2014

R1,950.00

R325.00 per bottle
W.O Stellenbosch

92 in stock

Mooiplaas's Laatlam Noble Late Harvest 2014. The vineyard is located 280m above sea level on a west-facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. South-westerly winds from the Atlantic ocean lead to lower risk of sour rot when rot does occur, making the location ideal for a Noble Late Harvest.

Additional information

Weight 1.25 kg
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 26 cm

Tasting Notes

The Tabakland Cabernet Sauvignon is bottled only in exceptional years. It is a selection of the finest barrels of the Cabernet Sauvignon of the given vintage. Pitch black colour, fruitcake nose with dark cassis and liquorice, tannin still tight at this stage, which is to be expected, fine concentration and good length. The 2018 vintage has excellent potential to evolve over time, with ample structure and concentration to age for 10 to 20 years.

From the vineyard

The vineyard is located 280m above sea level on a west-facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. South-westerly winds from the Atlantic ocean lead to lower risk of sour rot when rot does occur, making the location ideal for a Noble Late Harvest.

Harvest date: 15 April 2013. Harvested by hand.

Yield: 5 hl/ha and 830kg/ha

In the cellar

Grapes were left on the vines until noble rot took place. The grapes were sorted to remove sour rot, destemmed and left on skins for about 24h. The grapes were pressed using a cheesecloth – a very hands-on process – to extract the (syrupy) juice. The juice was fermented until midway (11% v/v), in order to retain the sweet taste. Fermentation was stopped by the use of dry ice. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to 2 225L French oak barrels to be aged for 30 months. The wine was then roughly filtered and bottled by hand.

Barrel Profile: 50% 2nd fill and 50% 3rd fill. 100% French oak.

Bottling: 4 December 2015 at Mooiplaas

Technical Analysis

alc rs pH ta
11.0% 200.8 3.82 6.8

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