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    Cabernet Franc 2021

    The Landscape Series is a range of five wines that show the best of Gabriëlskloof's vineyards, together with some special old vine treasures, and aims to give an honest representation of the elements that make them unique. We wanted the labels to reflect this approach and commissioned Niël Jonker – well-known for his landscape panels painted on location – to capture the spirit of our Overberg landscapes.

    The 19-year-old vineyard is situated on a rocky mountainside site on the Gabriëlskloof property. The soil combines Overberg Shale and Table Mountain Sandstone.

    Blackberries, liquorice and cloves form part of a perfumed vintage that is alive with a fresh herbaceousness that recalls bouquet garni. That almond husk texture to the tannins is again present on the palate, adding a savoury counterpoint to brighter, red-fruited notes. Elegant and coiled, promising plenty more to offer over time.

     

    Detailed tasting note here.

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