Botanica Arboretum Red Blend 2016 - New Canaan Wine
Botanica Arboretum Red Blend 2016
SKU: 10700

Botanica Arboretum Red Blend 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region South Africa, Stellenbosch
Brand Botanica
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Arboretum is crafted from the fruit of the organically farmed estate vineyards in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. It is a blend of the best barrels the vintage gives the winemaker. This rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Bordeaux-style blend displays lovely blackberry, black cherry, and tobacco notes on the nose. On the palate, it boasts a core of opulent plum and cassis fruit, with firm tannins providing great texture and structure.
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In this blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, notes of dried cocoa-dusted cherry and raspberry candy unfold in the bouquet. The palate is soft upon entry, with similarly seductive ripe-fruit tones, but then turns more structured and angular through the close, with firmly structured tannins and a fruit skin astringency that shows good staying power.

Lauren Buzzeo, September 1, 2020