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Jordan Winery, The Long Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

£14.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SAJO0115B

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Harvest September 3–28, 2015. Lots kept separate by vineyard; 19 days extended maceration; every lot reevaluated after 12-day primary fermentation; malolactic fermentation completed over 16 days in upright oak casks before assemblage to create our “barrel blend.” Barrels from six French coopers were selected based on blind tastings and vintage flavor profile; primarily medium toast. 100% French oak for 13 months; 47% new and 53% one-year-old barrels. 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. June 20–July 19, 2017 Egg-white fined and filtered before bottling

Tasting note

Pure elegance in a glass. Aromas of black cherries, pomegranate, dried cranberries and a hint of graphite channel classic Bordeaux. Its lovely, silky texture coats the palate with layers of black cherries and a touch of cedar from French oak’s fine tannins. From beginning to end, the balance carries all the way through. Enjoy now after decanting for 60 minutes or cellar through 2029-2034.

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.



Decanter Magazine (decanter.com):

Full, luscious, creamy style — expansive, rounded and easy to appreciate, with black bramble fruit partnering hints of coffee bean, cedar and chocolate. (Blind tasted by Tim Atkin MW) Points: 90. Date Tasted: 01/08/2018

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