It's hard to imagine a more glowing review for a Cabernet Sauvignon at this price, and that, from the most respected arbiter of Bordeaux in the world, Neal Martin, who stepped into Robert Parker's shoes a few years ago.
Keermont Estate sits in a natural amphitheatre between the Helderberg and Stellenbosch mountain ranges. It was established in 2003 by the Wraith family, who expanded an existing 8ha of vines (mostly Chenin Blanc) to almost 30ha. A great deal of credit must go to young winemaker Alex Starey, whose experience gleaned from wineries across the world, from the Maipo Valley to the hills of Côte Rôtie, guides his hand. That experience is complemented by a boundless enthusiasm for great wines throughout the world, be they classics or those from off the beaten track.
FROM THE PRESS
“Alex Starey's Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a single vineyard called Cottage Lane, located on the crest of a hill at 350 metres. Blended with 11% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, this is scented, serious and concentrated, all cassis and blood orange flavours with dense tannins, stylish wood and the balance and definition of the 2017 vintage. Drink 2022-29.”Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100
“86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 3% Merlot. Classic aromatics of cassis, some leafiness and pencil shavings. The palate is full with firm tannins – a powerful, pleasantly rustic wine (alcohol is 15%).”Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100