South African red blend - NebukadnesarSouth African red blend - Nebukadnesar

Babylonstoren, Nebukadnesar 2018

(2 reviews)

Babylonstoren’s flagship wine, this is an impressive Bordeaux style blend.

Superbly crafted with good balance of vibrant multi-layered dark red fruits supported by tight, well-honed tannins.

Opulent yet sophisticated with a long, compelling finish.

95pts | Decanter

£34.69

In stock

Franschhoek

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

CULTIVARS
46% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 14% cabernet franc, 10% petit verdot, 5% malbec

AREA OF PRODUCTION
On the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain between the wine-growing areas of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

SOIL COMPOSITION
Combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite origin.

VINIFICATION & PRODUCTION SYSTEM
All five varieties were kept separate through the winemaking process. The wine was matured in new French oak barrels for 23 months.Then the blend was made up and left in a tank for a month to marry, before being bottled and matured for five months prior to release.

PRESERVATION
Will be enjoyed from the year of release with wonderful ageing potential of up to 10–15 years.

Additional information

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

14.5%

Grape

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

An excellent match for roast lamb with thyme, rosemary and garlic, rare roast beef or fillet on the bone.

2 reviews for Babylonstoren, Nebukadnesar 2018

  1. Platter’s | 91pts

    “Estate’s flagship always Bordeaux styled, cab leading 5-way blend in 2018. Poised & full, intriguing thyme fragrance alongside cigarbox, cocoa & graphite lacing ripe blackcurrant fruit. Tannins firm, decanting advised; excellent cellaring prospects (magnums available). All-new oak, 23 months; other reds 30-70%, 12-18 months.”

    Platter’s 2021

  2. Decanter | 95pts – Gold

    “A truly classy blend bursting with black cherry, violet, cocoa nibs, and milk chocolate with grippy, fruit-wrapped tannins. Complex already, even in its relative youth.”

    DWWA

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