HUGE congratulations to winemaker Andre Rousseau for achieving 90 points for his Babette 2015 in the Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend 2018 Competition.
An Elegant styled Bordeaux Red blend
An Elegant styled Bordeaux Red blend which is a true reflection of winemaker Andre Rousseau’s love of red wines.
“The sign of a good red blend is when each component makes a contribution and when the final blend is greater than the sum of each of the parts”
Tasting Notes :
A bright ruby colour lends to the perfectly blended Cabernet Sauvignon , Cabernet Franc and Merlot and the wine has lots of Blackcurrant, cassis, chocolate notes followed on by unmistakable minerality. The Merlot adds the red fruit component and softens the wine.
The palate is appealing with plush fruit, sophisticated concentration, silky tannins and a super long finish.
Food Pairing: Enjoy with medium rare fillet steak with a creamy mushroom and black pepper sauce.
Produced from the grapes grown in the Darling, Stellenbosch and Constantia Valleys, barrel fermented and matured for 15 months and made at Steenberg Cellars in the Constantia Wine Valley.
Drink now or cellar it for 5 to 8 years.