Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp – The soils parent material is granite with a good portion of clay.
2015 is the dream-come-true vintage in SA +elegance +flavour +mouth-feel
Descriptors of the nose:
Hazelnuts / grapefruit / speculaas / orange rind / strawberry and blueberry / lavender
Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
red cherry fruit / nutmeg spice / hints of fresh moist forest floor / “garrigue” / velvet gloves / dark chocolate-dipped orange peel /silky fine / firm tannins
Nom stands for nombulelo (gratitude in “Xhosa”) and Nomkhubulwane (a forgotten African goddess of agriculture). Situated at 700m altitude, the vineyard is a place where gratitude is instilled and tales appear.
If you like – Ideal Cuisine:
Baked goats cheese crotin | white meat fish | wed meat stews | North Indian curries | duck a l’orange
92/100 points by Neal Martin