Story of the wine:
South African wines have been steadily improving in quality over the last 25 years and for red wines Cabernet Sauvignon is the key variety being the most planted red grape, followed by Merlot. The name of the winery, Allee Bleue, refers to the statuesque blue eucalyptus trees that line the entrance and the estate, which goes back to the French Huguenots in the late 17th century, has been recently revived by new owners. The grapes come from Banghoek, the mountain amphitheatre above Pniel just east of Stellenbosch. Here False Bay has the effect of moderating the local climate and summer temperatures are similar to those in Bordeaux.
Grape(s): 56% Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot
Area: Vineyards in Banghoek
South African Bordeaux blends are on a roll and Banghoek is climatically ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, merlot blends. Good herby nose slightly smoky with a good fruity structure and a firm dry finish.
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