Fleur du Cap’s signature red blend, Laszlo, bagged a second Platter 5-star rating from South Africa’s definitive wine guide. Laszlo 2012 is the second vintage to be included in Platter’s venerable 5-star hall of fame, after making the cut in the 2016 Platter’s South African Wine Guide. The earlier 2008 vintage was rated 5 stars in the 2013 guide.
Crafted only in exceptional vintages, this signature blend is a fitting tribute to the late Dr Julius Laszlo, one of the true wine pioneers and the innovative cellarmaster at Die Bergkelder who catapulted South African winemaking into the international league in the 1980s.
Fleur du Cap Laszlo 2012 is a rich, powerful blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Shiraz, and is the culmination of meticulous barrel selection and blending trials. The full-bodied red has complex aromas of tobacco, vanilla, ripe prunes, blackcurrants and cherries that meld seamlessly on the palate with integrated oak nuances. It ends in a long, lingering finish with hints of berries and oak spices. A firm tannic backbone ensures great ageing potential with further maturation.
Fleur du Cap Laszlo 2012 will be available at the Fleur du Cap cellar door at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch and online at www.vinoteque.co.za in January 2016.
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