FIRST QUANTUM GRAND RESERVE ’13
Loosely based on First Quantum Minerals, the third biggest copper mines in the world – this grand Bordeaux blend needed a grand name to fit its contents.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot.
This great wine is a rarity that presents a developed and complex nose with a diversity of aromas that make you want to swirl the glass and smell it over and over again.
Stunning nose, concentrated, intense, rich and structured with an endless finish.
Lovely cigar box, crème de cassis, violet, leather and raspberry with a fantastically complex palate structure: pencil lead and red meat with a refreshing menthe from the merlot and grippy tannins.
The finish is coherent with the nose, complex and long lasting.
An exquisite limited edition from Elgin, where grapes develop a great natural acidity from the altitude at which they are grown. The wine profile is one of pure elegance and complexity.
This is a stunning example of a world class wine.
Case Price: R3 495.00
Tech: Alc: 15.34 % , RS: 2.5 g/l, Total acid: 5.9 g/l, PH: 3.61
Closure: High-quality natural cork from Portugal
Barrels: French Oak, 1st fill
Time in barrel: 18 months
Time in bottle: 4 years