Review – Rondekop Per Se 2018

The 2018 vintage of Per Se is, in itself, transcendent: exceeding the expectation of Cabernet Sauvignon. With a dark ruby core, the deep colour invites you to take your time, swirl, admire and enjoy. Brambles, juniper berries, lavender, vanilla and plums create a luscious nose that develops and intensifies with time in the glass. Following through on the palate, you will find deep layers of blackcurrant, underscored by cinnamon and tobacco notes.

 

Grippy tannins suggest an ageability that will reward patience, while a structured acidity carries the fruit and provides great length on the finish. While the brilliance of this wine is already evident, it will cellar well for 12-15 more years, with the promise of developing into a resplendent example of this iconic cultivar.

 

The Rondekop Per Se 2018 is available at R500 per bottle, from The Tasting room and online. Contact orderwine@oldenburgvineyards.com to order, or for more information. 

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