Goede Hoop Cabernet Sauvignon 1997


 

Last month Mr Nose followed up on an anonymous call which led him to the Goede Hoop Estate of Pieter Bestbier.


While visiting Pieter’s cool cellar, Mr Nose noticed, in a gloomy corner, a forlorn-looking pallet with 60 cases. Pieter casually mentioned that it was a 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon – which rang a bell.

Wasn’t this wine voted one of the top 10 reds of the decade? And that was a roaring success at the Nederburg wine auction in 2003? Yes!


A bottle was sent to Bill Cooper-Williams, noseweek’s independent wine taster. His comments: Colour: Nice dark centre showing browning at edges. Nose: Full, earthy, berry nose. Nuances of violets, beetroot and cloves. Tannins firm. Good balance. Palate: Very dry; full in mouth. Earthy, slight nuance of tobacco, firm fruit, spicy. A mouth full of pleasure! Can still keep two to three years. Bill awarded it 16 out of 20.

The beauty of this wine lies in the low alcohol content of 12,5%. What a relief to be able to enjoy a whole bottle without repercussions you sometimes get from a  15% wine. 
Any readers out there who share Mr Nose's appreciation for low-alcohol good quality wine - now's the time to get some.

 

So here’s this month’s deal: one case of six bottles of Goede Hoop Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 for R595, only available for delivery to addresses in South Africa.

To buy six bottles – the minimum order – or more select the quantity you want and click the “Buy Now” button below ....

(Delivery to an address in South Africa is included in the price)

 

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