The Good Guys Take:
This is a genuine crowd pleaser. The 2014 Estate Reserve is quite something. This more than any represents the place it was grown. The fynbos and ripe red fruit abounds in a wine that is wonderful now, but will continue to develop for years to come.
Tim Aktin: 93 points
Neal Martin: 93 points (Wine Advocate)
Platters Guide: 93 points, 4.5/5 stars
Bright velvet red in the glass, this wine exudes complex aromas of ripe cherry, wild berries, and cloves. On the palate, the wine has a soft entry with an array of flavours: ripe red berries, crushed herbs and spice. There is a dense core which gives the wine good weight on the palate. A full chalky tannin structure comes to the fore affording the wine a long succulent finish with dark cherry notes. Drink 2019-2030.
The Keermont Estate Reserve is our flagship red blend. With this blend we aim to bring to life the nuances of both the terroir at Keermont Vineyards and the particular vintage. This wine spent 24 months maturing in seasoned French oak barriques before being bottled by hand without filtration on 1 February 2016. 14229 bottles and 100 magnums were produced. The Keermont Estate Reserve 2014 was bottle aged in our cellar for 36 months before release to ensure integration and improved drinkability on release.
BLEND32% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, 2% Syrah