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Jordan Winery, The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

£14.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SAJO0114C

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Harvest, September 2–October 10, 2014. Lots kept separate by vineyard; 17 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after 10-day primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed over 13 days in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our “barrel blend.” Barrels from five French coopers (one of which also makes American barrels) were selected based on blind tastings and vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast. 94% French and 6% American oak barrels for 12 months; 45% new oak consisted of 100% French. Post malolactic fermentation, individual lots were blind tasted and ranked, then assembled into our “barrel blend.” After one year in barrels, the “barrel blend” was reassessed and only top lots were combined for the final master blend. July 1–August 3, 2016. Egg-white fined and filtered before bottling.

Tasting note

A wine with elegance, refinement and plenty of verve. Its perfume of blackberries and black cherries mingles with a backdrop of subtle oak notes. The palate has a velvety richness that coats the mouth in concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis, laced with fine tannins from seamlessly integrated, new French oak. Enticing flavors of chocolate and violets linger in the long finish. Enjoy now or cellar through 2033. Decant for 45 minutes to elevate aromas and flavors.

About the producer

Situated on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills, their 146 hectares of vines are spread across a wide range of different soil types, altitudes and orientation, allowing Gary and Kathy Jordan the opportunity to plant each variety in the most suitable location. Hard working and diligent, there is never any sense of complacency here as the couple strive to consolidate their reputation as one of the most consistent and reliable estates in the Cape.



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