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Warwich Three Cape Ladies Cape Blend 2011

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Pinotage meets cabernet sauvignon and syrah in this nutmeg and clove-inflected Cape blend. Its black and silky the fruit inclining towards cassis and Mission figconcentrated and rich without feeling overextracted. Wine & Spirits.

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Warwick Wine Estate:
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Rat... Read more
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Ratcliffe soon realized the potential of the terroir and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines gave high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from wholesalers and other wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and in 1984 the first Warwick vintage was released (a Cabernet Sauvignon). It seemed Norma had the talent for making great wines and production soon increased. The Trilogy, since 1986, a Bordeaux style blend soon became one of the flagships of the South African Wine Industry. The farm today is still very much a family affair. In 2001, Mike Ratcliffe, Stan and Norma’s son assumed the role of Managing Director. He graduated from Adelaide University with a wine marketing degree. Read less

Member Reviews for Warwich Three Cape Ladies Cape Blend

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Snooth User: henryj
741323
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/19/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: erikvs
707622127
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Lori Evans Larsen
850863113
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 06/03/2011

Not a good wine for chocolate. This wine already has a multitude of flavors going on.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 02/10/2010

I really liked this wine. The red fruits pop at the front, not overly fruity, but I got more raspberries then plum. The middle is characterized with more earthiness and leather, followed with ample spice, more peppery and finishes with mild tanins. The wine offers nice complexity, is fruity and earthy with neither one being overwhelming. The finish is tannic with the mouth being covered in dryness, but this departs quickly and Im left with the reminder of the luscious berries, making it feel light and wet.


Snooth User: BobbiBillard
1486612
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/20/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: mikerat
3295235
4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/15/2007

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: hillairelong
13136020
3.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/03/2009

This wine is south african dry blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinotage. It is much better after it has been opened and sat for a day or two corked. It has a slightly smokey finish not too much. I would have a glass with dinner but I don't think I will buy another bottle of it.


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External Reviews for Warwich Three Cape Ladies Cape Blend

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Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Pinotage meets cabernet sauvignon and syrah in this nutmeg and clove-inflected Cape blend. Its black and silky the fruit inclining towards cassis and Mission figconcentrated and rich without feeling overextracted. Wine & Spirits.


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Vintage: 2006 07/16/2010

Three Cape Ladies 2006 - Warwick Estate: Three Cape Ladies 2006 - Rotwein von Warwick EstateDer Three Cape Ladies 2006 ist eine einzigartiger Cape Blend aus Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon und Merlot. Er wirkt sehr weich, aromatisch, würzig und ausdrucksvoll, mit reifen Tanninen und einem anhaltendem Abgang. Wir spüren intensive Fruchtaromen, reizvolle Nuss-und Mokka-Noten und subtile Holztöne.  Dieser Wein gehört zu den Cape Blends, die ihr Rückgrat der originär südafrikanischen Rebsorte Pinotage verdanken. Der Name erinnert unter anderem an die ?Drei Grazien? der Antike, Sinnbilder jugendlicher Anmut und Lebensfreude und gleichzeitig steht er für die drei Rebsorten, die den Charme der "alten" Welt mit der reizvollen Würze der "neuen" Welt verbinden.Weingut: Warwick EstateLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorten: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 21% Pinotage, 13% ShirazAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,75 g/lRestsüße: 2,25 g/lInhalt: 0,75 lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (24 Monate)Auszeichnungen des Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies 2006:4 Platter Stars Rotwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


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Vintage: 2004 02/24/2010

Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies 2004: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C,,,in Barriques gereift (24 Monate), Jahrgang: 2004Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Warwick EstateRebsorte: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 21% Pinotage, 13% ShirazRestzucker: 2,25 g/LiterRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


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Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

Deep red-ruby. Blackberry, exotic spices, mocha and nutty oak on the nose. Juicy, spicy, complex and quite dry, with flavors of redcurrant, tobacco and spices. Finishes with a broad, fine dusting of tannins and plenty of oak. This needs time to knit; indeed, with extended aeration its oak element came into harmony, and its fruit showed much more sweetness and give.


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Vintage: 2004 05/23/2011

A sleek, polished style, with enticing red plum, currant, fig and mocha notes that glide over supple tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage and Syrah. Drink now through 2010.


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Vintage: 2004 04/19/2010

Three Cape Ladies 2004 - Warwick Estate: Three Cape Ladies 2004  - Rotwein von Warwick EstateThree Cape Ladies 2004 ist ein einzigartiger Cape Blend, der sehr weich und aromatisch ist, aber auch würzig und ausdrucksvoll, mit reifen Tanninen und anhaltendem Finale. Seine intensiven Fruchtaromen verschmelzen mit reizvollen Nuss- und Mokka-Noten und subtilen Holztönen. Der Name dieses edlen Weines verweist auf die Rolle der Frau in Südafrikas vitaler Weinkultur und erinnert an die "Drei Grazien" der Antike, Sinnbilder jugendlicher Anmut und Lebensfreude. Außerdem weist er auf die drei Rebsorten hin. Der Reiz der beiden klassischen Rebsorten (Cabernet Sauvignon und Merlot) der alten Welt wird verwoben mit der angenehmen Würze (Pinotage) der neuen Welt. Dieser feine Rotwein eignet einsich besonders zu gebratenem Fleisch, Wild und Käse sowie zu Pilzrisotto oder deftig-würzigem Eintopf.Weingut: Warwick EstateLand: SüdafrikaRegion: StellenboschRebsorten: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 21% Pinotage, 13% ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,75 g/lRestsüße: 2,25 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (24 Monate)Auszeichnungen des Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies 2004:4 Platter Stars Weißwein > Südafrika > Stellenbosch


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Vintage: 2004 01/04/2012

This is a classic red blend, with its lovely nose of pepper, spice and dark berry, and its clean, integrated spice and fruit character. Restrained but flavorful, itrsquo;s a great go-to red for any meal.


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