Van Biljon Cinq 2014
This small farm is situated in the Polkadraai region of Stellenbosch neighbouring esteemed producers like Reyneke and De Toren. The region is known for their deep, fertile and well drained decomposed granitic soils and moderating sea breezes off False Bay lying to the South. The farm has been planted to all five classic Bordeaux varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Meticulous viticultural practices yield fruit with excellent colour, concentrated fruit flavours and firm tannins.
The focus is on producing premium quality grapes which are nurtured in the winery on the farm using traditional winemaking techniques and combined with modern technology to produce classic and powerful wines. The wine is matured in carefully selected French oak barrels for 18 months, blended and bottled.
The 2014 Cinq is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc, 10% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot.
This wine makes a bold statement with its powerful structure and expressive fruit composition. The classic oak character is seamlessly integrated with the fruit and the fresh berry acid gives the wine vibrance and purity of fruit. The firm tannins are in perfect harmony with the wine leaving a lingering fruit sensation and satisfaction.
This is the fourth vintage from Van Biljon Wines which received 4½ stars in the 2018 Platter Wine Guide and renowned British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin rated the wine 92/100.