Kaapzicht Bin 3 2003

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.43 %vol
pH - 3.39
RS - 1.9 g/l
Total Acid - 5.5 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch

Characteristics

Type - Red


Accolades

2004 Veritas - Silver
2004 John Platter Wine Guide 2005 - 4 Stars
2005 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Double Gold
2005 Veritas - Silver
2006 Decanter Magazine - 4 stars & Best Value
2006 Veritas - Bronze

Tasting Notes

Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2006 – Seal of Approval
Michelangelo Wine Awards - Double Gold
Veritas 2004 - Silver
Tactile velvety red body colour leading to a bright pink meniscus. Elegant spiced red berry fruits, somewhat reminiscent of Christmas fruit cake, are interlaid with nuances of oak aromatics. Softly structured palate where the fabulously full frontal fruit of spiced plums and cherries underpins a richly textured mouthful. The aftertaste lingers as the wine moves effortlessly from front to mid to back palate, resplendent with just enough tannic backbone to enable contemplation of a superbly crafted wine.

Ageing Potential

Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 – 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.

Blend Information

50% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Pinotage

In The Vineyard

12 and 13 year old trellised vines on R 110 rootstock were planted in Clovelly type soil. Yield of 7 - 8 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar

Grapes were destalked and fermented with NT 112 yeast in stainless steel red wine tanks. 4 Pump overs were done each day. After malolactic fermentation the wine was oaked in French oak for 9 months.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2017 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2016 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2015 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2014 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2013 Danie Steytler Junior Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2012 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2011 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2010 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2009 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2008 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2007 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2006 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2005 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2004 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2003 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2002 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2001 Danie Steytler Merlot
Kaapzicht Bin 3 2000 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon
Kaapzicht Bin 3 1996 Danie Steytler Cabernet Sauvignon

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