Journey's End 'Pastors Blend' (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon), Stellenbosch 2011
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Product Code: KR03611
Red - Full & round
Still Red Wine
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Tapenade marinated lamb
The stunning vineyards on the Journeys End Estate were purchased and replanted by the Gabb family in 1996. This beautiful location in the Helderberg Basin near Sir Lowry’s Pass benefits from South facing slopes and cool coastal breezes. The Schaapenberg Terroir with its sea facing slopes has started to draw comparison with some of Bordeaux’s best with some exceptional wines emerging from the area. 2010 saw the completion of a brand new state of the art boutique winery set in the heart of the vineyards. Future plans include bottling facilities together with a new warehouse, barrel store and venue for private tastings.
A complicated vintage - good quantities of early-ripening whites picked under good conditions: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
have done well; reds proved challenging with rain at harvest time - some generous-styled reds.
A wet winter was followed by a humid summer. Brave growers who delayed harvest were rewarded with drier conditions and produced particularly good reds.
A superb vintage where things came together resulting in very ripe flavours and wines with moderate alcohol levels.
Low yielding vintage but produced fine small concentrated berries with
ripe tannins. Some very good wines this year.
A challenging year with low yields, what there is, is good; reds best
inland and whites best in the coastal regions.
Very good indeed across the board, perfectly ripe well-balanced wines.
Flavourful whites this year with the reds being slightly lighter than
Excellent for both red and white.
A good year for both reds and whites, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz doing
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