2019 Warwick Trilogy

29.95 24.75
Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Warwick
Year 2019
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Pinotage Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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One of the greatest successes, right from the start, for Norma Ratcliffe was her 'Trilogy', the proud flagship of 'her' Warwick. Bordeaux blends were taboo in South Africa for a long time, until the ban was broken by Meerlust's Rubicon. Since then, the winemakers in the Cape have shown that they can make fantastic Bordeaux blends. The freshness of the climate of Stellenbosch ensures that these are real 'classic' wines, wines that are not much inferior in freshness to 'real' Bordeaux. Unlike the Three Cape Ladies, which are intended to be drunk young, the Trilogy is a classic wine for keeping. Nevertheless, the grapes do not undergo a long fermentation on the skins, which does not last more than about a week. This means that they must have enormous concentration and color upon entering the cellar. This is reflected in this wine, which, after maturing for 24 months in French oak, 60% of which is new, has enormous power and concentration. Not a kitten to handle without gloves.

The Warwick Trilogy is aged for over 27 months in 225 liter French oak barrels of which 60% are new. It has a dense, luscious bouquet with red cherry, mandarin orange, cedar and blueberry, coffee and a hint of chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with softly gripping tannins and juicy black fruit infused with dark chocolate and espresso. It has firm, but ripe tannins with a special length and complexity

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Type of Wine Red
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Appellation Stellenbosch (Appellatie)
Winery Warwick
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Open haard
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