Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2012

Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2012

Michaelangelo Awards - Double Gold

Platter 4.5 Stars

Kaapzicht is an excellent family winery in the Bottelary Hills region of Stellenbosch just up above Jordan, Zevenwacht and DeMorgenzon. The Steytler family have been farming there since 1946. I've visited the farm, and met the family including Yngvild several times although I've still not yet met either Danie (Junior or Senior), who both collaborate to make this particular wine. By all accounts they have a huge passion for quality wines and are very highly thought of by other members of South Africa's elite Cape Winemakers Guild.

Kaapzicht are a big farm but only estate bottle about 30% of their wines as they are passionate about quality and their reputation. These estate wines are pretty good but it's their premium "Steytler" wines that are just in a different league. Danie Jnr is regarded as producer of one of the Cape's best Pinotages, and to add to that he makes two blends - "Vision" and "Pentagon" in the Steytler range which are only produced in exceptional vintages when the grapes are perfect. I had the 2007 vintages of both which were amazing. Both tend to win numerous top awards.

Here we have been very fortunate to get hold of 150 bottles of 2012 Pentagon, a five way Bordeaux Blend. There is no more, the winery have sold out and I doubt there is any in the UK except possibly for the odd bottle on the shelf of a lucky wine merchant somewhere. Don't be fooled if you see it advertised by one of these online "wine marchants" who simply list every wine they can think of then try to buy it in if they get an order for it - they won't have any or be able to get any!

This wine is Danie's pride and joy and is exceptional. Presentation is superb too in a big heavyweight bottle, wrapped in heavy duty paper. Only 6000 bottles produced all individually numbered. This is a classic and will keep for 15 years plus if you want to lay some down. A future classic.
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Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2012

Michaelangelo Awards - Double Gold

Platter 4.5 Stars

This is text from Kaapzicht's website:

Winemaker - Danie Steytler
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.32 %vol
pH - 3.56
RS - 3.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.8 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch
Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes
A muscular Bordeaux style blend that exudes power and concentration, tied up in a structure of fine grained tannin and bright acidity that not only promise extensive evolution, but also entices with every visit to the glass. Brooding dark fruit tightly packed in an intricate frame are delivered with great purity and finesse.

Ageing Potential
Mature for up to 15 years.

Blend Information
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec

Food Suggestions
A definite food wine. Enjoy it with any of the following, but do not forget to include your friends: Rack of lamb with rosemary roast potatoes or rolled loin of Kudu.

In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil. Yield of 4.8 tons per hectare.

In The Cellar
The 5 cultivars were vinified and separately matured in small, 100% new French oak barrels for 24 months before being blended together.

Additional Information
Handcrafted by a family whose lifeblood is wine, the Steytler Range is the culmination of our estate’s best wines in only exceptional vintages. Tradition and 4 generations of Steytler passion forge these wines.

Style: A classic blend of five noble varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. A fine process of crafting is undertaken to ensure the optimum balance where all the cultivars meet each other in perfect harmony . A wine made to compete with the best in the world and to be enjoyed for years to come.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec

More Information
Location Stellenbosch
Winery Kaapzicht
Winery status Independent family owned
Winemaker Danie Steytler
Annual production 6000 bottles but only in exceptional years
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec & Petit Verdot
Product awards Michaelangelo Double Gold, Platter 4.5 Stars
Gold Medals
Style Powerful, rich
ABV 14
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Percentage score 93
Sustainable farming Yes
Dry farmed Yes
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