Introducing the new Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 Red Blend, a wine that is bound to captivate your senses with its heady aroma and rich flavors. In this wine review, we delve into the finer details of this exquisite red blend that has been expertly crafted by the winemakers at Vergelegen. So join us as we take a sip and explore the nuances of this iconic South African wine.
Wine Review: Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 Red Blend Unveiled
Wine enthusiasts, brace yourselves for the newest release of Vergelegen’s red blend, the Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019. With its historical background and exceptional quality, Vergelegen’s limited production of this wine brings another standout to its collection. Let’s dive deep into Vergelegen’s Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 and see how this red blend blends art and science to create a truly unforgettable experience.
The History of Vergelegen
Vergelegen is located in Somerset West, Western Cape of South Africa. The name Vergelegen means “situated far away” in Dutch. The estate is one of the oldest and most prestigious wineries in South Africa, with a rich history dating back to the late 1600s. The estate is famous for its beautiful gardens, historic homestead, and vineyards producing world-class wines.
Winemaker Andre van Rensburg’s Obsession
Andre van Rensburg is Vergelegen’s winemaker who is obsessed with making Bordeaux-style wines. He says his obsession started when he was growing up, and his father used to take him wine tasting, where he tasted French wines for the first time. Van Rensburg believes that the secret to great Bordeaux-style wines is in the vineyard. Therefore, Vergelegen’s vineyards are carefully managed to produce top-quality grapes.
The Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019
The Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 is a limited edition Bordeaux-style blend, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other Bordeaux grape varieties. The wine has a classic Claret nose with black curranty Cassis fruit and a floral nuance. On the palate, the wine has a savoriness and grippy tannins with excellent acidity.
Characteristics of Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 Red Blend
- Limited production
- Excellent quality
- Bordeaux-style blend
- Classic Claret nose with black curranty Cassis fruit
- Savoriness and grippy tannins with excellent acidity
- Can pair well with steak or seared duck breast
Price and Availability
You can find the Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 at Majestic stores for £12.99 or £10.99 in a mixed six deal. This wine is an excellent value for its quality and limited production.
In conclusion, the Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 is a Bordeaux-style blend that showcases Vergelegen’s passion and commitment to producing top-quality wines. This wine is a perfect example of the incredible balance, fresh flavors, and texture that come from carefully managed vineyards. It offers an excellent value for its price and limited production. If you’re a wine enthusiast, the Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 is a must-try.
- What is the history of Vergelegen?
- What is Andre van Rensburg’s obsession as Vergelegen’s winemaker?
- What is the Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019 red blend?
- What are the characteristics of Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019?
- Where can I buy the Vergelegen Millrace Cabernet Merlot 2019?