2016 Bartho Eksteen Cape Winemakers Guild Professore
Region: Western Cape, South Africa
Medium to dark ruby red. Nice bit going on with the nose with notes of black raspberries, baking spices, brambles and lilacs. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Rounded and smooth mouthfeel with layers of vanilla, perfume, fresh twigs and blue fruits. Drying acidity with a medium plus finish.
Ninth wine in the VIP tasting lounge during the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and last still red wine. This is made up of 72% Pinotage, 17% Roobernet and 11% Nouvelle by Bartho Eksteen from the Western Cape. Aged for a total of 21 months in small oak barrels. Only 48 cases produced with 34 being auctioned in 2018.
2018 till 2026.
Price Point:$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,729.00 ($43.86 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R4,000.00 ($47.05 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,600.00 ($42.35 a bottle).