Cape Winemakers Guild

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Auction Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2015

Greg Ballington

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Groot Constantia Cape Winemakers Guild Gouverneurs Auction Reserve.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Twenty-first wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the tenth red wine. This is made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot by Boela Gerber from Constantia. Aged for a total of 18 months in 85% new French oak prior to blending and bottling. Only 100 cases produced with 40 being auctioned in 2018.

September 28, 2018
Deep garnet red. Quite chalky on the nose with a lot of greenery and a touch of dark berries. Solid acidity with medium tannins (6/10) and medium bodied. A bit of dried fruit on the palate with some gravel and bell peppers. Medium to medium plus finish. Needs time to beef up and develop. Drink from 2020 till 2028.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R4,560.00 ($53.64 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R7,200.00 ($84.69 a bottle) and lowest bid was R4,000.00 ($47.05 a bottle).

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— 4 years ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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