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Taaibosch, Crescendo 2019

A Cabernet Franc dominated Bordeaux blend from 21-year-old vines.

“Very few recent South African releases have been as eagerly awaited… and it doesn’t disappoint in the slightest.” – Tim Atkin

Dark fruits and violet on the nose with a palate that is fresh and bright with beautiful tannin – structured to age brilliantly.

98pts | Tim Atkin


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Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

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This majestic estate is situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain, with panoramic views stretching to Cape Point, Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Stellenbosch Hills. Here the vineyards are planted at an altitude of 380 metres above sea level, facing False Bay to the South West. It is this unique location and positioning which provides the vineyards with the gentle cooling sea breezes, which enables optimal slow ripening during the summer months.
‘Mineral, crushed stone, lots of earthy undertones. Very Bordeaux-like, with freshly incorporated notes of sage, thyme and bay leaf adding freshness to balance the fine, precise Cabernet Franc tannins. This wine, in a word, is ‘classic’. The fruit is slow to evolve, with a dry, lingering send-off. The perfect expression of one of the finest Cabernet Franc terroirs in South Africa.’ – James Pietersen, April 2022.
All grapes on the estate are handpicked and once in the cellar, the grapes are gently transferred by means of gravity to both stainless steel and cement vessels. A period of cold soaking follows, which enables the rich extraction of colour, elegant aromas and bright flavour. Extended maceration is undertaken at the conclusion of fermentation, which adds a soft texture, increased colour intensity and complexity to the wine.
Appellation: Vine Age: Cultivars:
Wine of Origin Stellenbosch 20 years and older
65% Cabernet Franc
26% Merlot
9% Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine is matured for 13 months in 225L French Oak barrels (of which 30% is new). Thereafter the wine is blended and transferred to Foudre and cement vessels for a further 12 months. This leads to greater harmony in the wine, purity of fruit and expression of our unique terroir.
Alc. 13.5% | Total Acidity 5.80 g/l | pH 3.59

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Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend



Wine Farm

Red meat, stews and hearty pasta dishes

1 review for Taaibosch, Crescendo 2019

  1. 98pts | Tim Atkin
    Could Schalk-Willem Joubert do it again in 2019 after such an impressive maiden release? You bet he could and he has even improved on that predecessor. This is more precise and nuanced, presenting a seamless assemblage of Cabernet Franc with 26% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon from the windy western corner of the Helderberg. Complex, layered and restrained, with perfumed 35% new wood, graphite, red berry, blackcurrant leaf and tarragon flavours and fresh, sea breeze-kissed finish. 2024-35

    Tim Atkin

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