Review – Rondekop Rhodium 2018

The next vintage of the Rondekop Rhodium – the 2018 – is another game changer. For the first time in the history of Rhodium, we have Cabernet Franc dominant blend. The result is – in a word – spectacular. The wine itself, shows as deep ruby red in the glass. On the nose, vibrant fruits practically jump out of the glass with ample notes of redcurrant, juniper berry and blackcurrant leaf. These present alongside spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and mustard seeds, really showcasing the depth and complexity of aroma. Secondary aromas of cigar box, coconut and vanilla add to a delectable nose, promising a luscious palate. And the taste does not disappoint. Inviting and nuanced, with green bell pepper, peppadew, cloves and toast. The wood integration is sublime: tannins are velvety soft, and the acidity is juicy. A stunning wine that will mature well for another 10-15 years.

 

The Rondekop Rhodium 2018  is available at R450 per bottle from The Tasting room and online. Contact orderwine@oldenburgvineyards.com to order, or for more information.

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