The Echo of G. 2014 Wooden Case
“Possibly the softest, yet most complex South African wine you will have tasted to date. Bordeaux-beating SA excellence. Extremely Limited.”
The Echo of G. is a reflection of the original G. wine. The second wine to the ‘First Growth of the Cape’, this oeuvre enjoys the same uncompromised quality as G. – and is ultimately born during blending.
2014 was one of the wettest season in years. The intense rainfall increased the vigor of the vines, requiring extra work in terms of canopy management. This resulted in above average yields of exceptional quality, with intense colour and extraordinary flavour.
The 2014 consists of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot selected from 10 different vineyards across the Western Cape.
The grapes are hand-picked, carefully de-stemmed and meticulously sorted twice prior to gentle manual crushing. The juice was fermented in both French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for 18 months (partially new oak from 6 different co-ops)
Impressively voluminous bouquet, yet transparent in structure with notes of mint tea and complex hints of spice.
The palate is overwhelmingly velvety , but immediately invigorated with striking spiciness.
Drink now or cellar until 2035 or longer
Recommended by: Zalto Denk’Art Bordeaux & Reidel Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru