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Anwilka Vineyard started as a joint venture between Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats, former owner of Ch. Cos d'Estournel, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, co-proprietor of Ch. Angélus in Bordeaux, and Lowell Jooste of South Africa’s Klein Constantia Estate. Located in the prime red wine region of Helderberg in Stellenbosch, the vineyard was purchased in 1997, and production of Anwilka wines commenced in 2005. In May 2012, Anwilka Vineyards merged with Klein Constantia Estate, having been purchased the previous year by Zdenek Bakala and Charles Harman. The vineyards are run by manager Piet Neethling and the wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz with the addition of Merlot in some vintages, is made by the very personable South African oenologist Jean du Plessis under the guidance of Prats and de Boüard. The philosophy of the owners is simply to spare no cost when it comes to wine quality. Resources are not squandered on lavish gateways and buildings, and the winery feels more like a modern farm outbuilding. The wine is exceptional, with the influence of its Bordeaux mentors clear for all to see.
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Bottle 6 x 75cl
Bordeaux pair Hubert de Bouard (Angelus) and Bruno Prats (formerly of Cos d'Estournel) along with South African Lowell Jooste of Klein Constantia Estate have produced a fabulous 2006. Low yielding vineyards along with the expertise of the team behind it have combined to give this wine some real class at staggering value. This is a brilliant, vibrant and precise expression of great winemaking. The joyous blend of ripe black Cabernet and Shiraz work wonderfully together on both nose and palate. The discernable dollop of sexy Merlot acts to smooth off the edges of this wine to give an all round great bottle for the price. A real treat.