Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2010
Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst
Background: The Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest wines, including the 2010, have received the ultimate five-star rating for seven consecutive years in Platter’s Wine Guide creating a challenge for Fleur du Cap winemaker Pieter Badenhorst.
“Noble Late Harvest is one of the most challenging wines to produce but receiving seven five-star ratings in Platter alone makes it worthwhile,” says Badenhorst.
Careful selection of the best quality botrytis (noble rot) grapes is the base on which the Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest has built its reputation. The 2010 vintage is a blend of predominantly Chenin Blanc, with Semillon and Muscat grapes which were sourced from Stellenbosch, Paarl, Durbanville and Darling.
Result: The wine displays a beautiful bright straw colour which entices you to savour the typical botrytis aromas of dried apricots, honey and peach. The rich palate rewards you with delightful tangy dried apricot and peach flavour, which lingers seductively on the finish.
When to drink: Now till 2020
Drink with what: We enjoyed it with Flambéed bananas, chocolate and roasted peanuts and salted peanut brittle prepared by Chef Craig Cormack. Also try it with mature camembert and fig preserve, and any fruit based desserts.
Expect to pay: R118.50