Kaaimansgat Vineyard, Elandskloof Valley, Villiersdorp – the soil is granite with a significant portion of clay.
2017 was a dry vintage in the Cape, great grape quality with more aromatics than 2016
+depth of flavour +intensity +structure
Descriptors of the nose:
Orange rind, rose hip / cherry / plum / touch of savour
Descriptors of the flavour & palate:
red cherry fruit / hibiscus / nutmeg spice / hints of moist mushrooms / “garrigue” / velvet gloves / 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 and in general French cuisine | white meat | fish | red meat stews | North Indian mild curries | poultry and especially duck
91/100 points by Christian Eedes
92/100 points by Tim Atkin
91/100 points by Wine Enthusiast