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Anwilka 2017

Stellenbosch WO

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  • 95pts, James Suckling, 2022
  • 93pts, Decanter, 2021
  • 92+, The Wine Advocate, 2022
  • 92pts, Neal Martin, 2023

Described by top critic Robert Parker as "the finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa" on its debut vintage, this is classy stuff. A dense, dark blend of Syrah, Cabernet and spicy Petit Verdot, it is elegant, supple, yet lavish and rich.

Described by top critic Robert Parker as "the finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa" on its debut vintage, this is classy stuff. A dense, dark blend of Syrah, Cabernet and spicy Petit Verdot, it is elegant, supple, yet lavish and rich.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Supple, elegant, yet with ample blackcurrant and mocha layers

Aroma

Lots of dark cassis, chocolatey notes and spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Anwilka 2017

More information

  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2024

This is a superb single-estate red from the premium vineyards of Stellenbosch. They lie just 7 kilometres from the coast in the premium district of Helderberg. The property was founded in the late 1990s by former owner of Klein Constantia Lowell Jooste and two top names from Bordeaux, Bruno Prats (former owner of Cos d'Estournel) and Hubert de Boüard (co-owner of Château Angélus) and immediately made a name for itself. It is now owned by the renowned Klein Constantia, with Jean du Plessis as winemaker. Aged for 15 months in new French oak barrels, this is a gorgeously rich and lavish red, deep in cassis, toasted mocha and dark chocolate notes. Open early and decant to reveal all its layers. A wine to serve with fine red meat or game dishes.

"Silky, rounded tannins. Succulent and expressive on the palate, with lovely freshness and drive" James Suckling
Critic, 95 points
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