Vergelegen Estate V 2004
Vergelegen Estate V
Region: Stellenbosch, Costal Region, South Africa
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
The nose is complex, showing blackcurrants, red cherries, cedar wood, lead pencil and cigar box aromas. These develop in the glass and are joined by raspberry, black cherry, spice and a hint of gaminess. On the palate the wine is concentrated but elegant, with fine-grained tannins. These tannins soften even further in the glass, resulting in a luxurious wine with a long aftertaste.
The vineyard used for the production of the V is Stone Pine IV which is located on the Estate. The vineyard is located on the west to northwest facing inland slopes of the Schaapenberg. André van Rensburg’s top wine from the Estate that has a great structure and concentration
Since 1700, Vergelegen (meaning “situated far away”) has been a historic estate in Somerset West, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Extending over 3000 hectares, from the banks of the Lourens River to the rock faces of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, Vergelegen is one of South’s Africa’s most prominent wineries. This is reflected by the fact its wines have earned more than 200 local and international awards since 1999 including the coveted Château Pichon Longueville.