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2019 Taaibosch South African (Red Blend) "Crescendo"

Taaibosch 2019 Crescendo

Winery: Taaibosch

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Crescendo"

Wine Category: South African (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 65% Cabernet Franc, 26% Merlot & 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $40

Cases produced: 900

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 10, 2023

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Franc based wine from South Africa opens with a blueberry and black plum bouquet with a hint of black olive. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, very smooth and easy to drink. The flavor profile is black licorice and black currant blend with notes of cedar and coffee grounds. We also detected hints of smoked meat stick and stony minerality. The finish is dry and its mild dusty tannins drift away nicely. This South African red blend would pair well with Colorado lamb chops. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Crescendo is a true reflection of the terroir from which its grapes originate and is characteristic of wine made in the historic region of Stellenbosch. It is the Cabernet Franc in particular, where the purity of the fruit is amplified by the site on which it is grown. Notes of white pepper, clove and red berries give this wine delightful aromatics to pleasure the senses. The tension in the wine lends itself to an elegant finish, bringing together the various elements in a gentle fashion culminating in this well-polished wine.

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