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Doolhof Cape Boar 2015

R 55.00

A rich Cape expression of classic Bordeaux characteristics.

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Tasting Notes

Red plum in colour, with blackberry, cherry, truffle and cedar wood on the nose. The palate, medium in body, shows an abundance of fruit, softness and fine subtle tannins towards the back. The wine has a dry and lingering finish.


Winemaker's Notes

A Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Both cultivars were handpicked, sorted and then vinified seperately. Three pump-overs were done daily, extracting colour and flavours. 'The wine was blended and aged for 16 months and bottled in September 2015.


Analysis

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Alcohol: 14.36%
pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.8 g/l

Serving Suggestion

Serve with roast Lamb, Eland medallions, Italian pasta or pizza. An excellent match with Chicken Coq au Vin or Lamb stew.


Chef's Special

Springbok Carpaccio


SAWI Rating: 85 points

Awards

Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2015 GOLD : China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017
Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2013 GOLD : WineStyle People’s Choice Awards 2015
GOLD : Vitis Vinifera Awards 2015
GOLD : China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2016
Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2012 GOLD : Vitis Vinifera Awards 2013
GOLD : China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards 2014
Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2010 BEST VALUE RED : Wellington Quest for the Best 2012
Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2008 4 stars : Wine Magazine 2010
Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2006 BEST VALUE AWARD : Wine Magazine Best Value Awards 2009
Cape Boar (Merlot Based Blend) 2004 BEST VALUE AWARD : Wine Magazine Best Value Awards 2007

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