Mont Blois “Bacchus” Proprietary Cabernet Blend 2016



There are two easy ways to take this offer.

First, just scroll down and look at the price drop. Yep, it’s about $200 off a bottle. What do you have to lose?

Second, there is a great story attached. Indulge me:

For years I have been saying that South Africa’s red wines were undergoing a revolution, and that revolution was taking on the flavors of Napa Valley, circa 1974 to 1980 – the golden years of ripe, but not-too-ripe, elegant and classy Napa Cabernets.

Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher noted this first in the Wall Street Journal way back in 2006, and since then I have been following the rising tide of significant and world-class Cabernets coming out of South Africa.

Many of you have followed me on this exploration, and we’ve tasted and enjoyed many world-class wines. But we haven’t yet had the absolute of South African Cabernet – Mont Blois. Until now. And we can not only taste it, but enjoy it at an incredibly reduced price. This wine is top of the charts in terms of Cabernet-based proprietary blends:

Mineral-laden black and red fruit call forth from the glass with notes of sous bois, campfire and loam just hinted at the back of the glass. The palate is full and ripe, mouth-coating with its fruit character yet offering up firm and totally integrated tannins. It’s a young Cabernet right now – and I did have a chance to taste back to the 2006 vintage – but drinking supremely well with its three years in bottle. Give it 30 minutes to decant or an additional 15 years + in your cellar. But if you’re going to hold it in your cellar, buy more than just one. You need to taste this great Cabernet right now.

What is Mont Blois and where does it come from? In 1869 the first generation of the Bruwer family planted Mont Blois. Six generations later Ernst Bruwer is the current scion of this long-standing family. While in school at Stellenbosch University for viticulture Ernst met Nina-Mari, studying eneology. She joined the team in 2008, married Ernst, and won the prestigious title of Cape Wine Master in 2014. And it’s their Cabernet from two years later that is showing you the best of the best in South African Cabernet. We got it at an outstanding price, and at this price, you’d be foolish not to try at least one.


Summary for the video:

“Like Napa Cab circa 1974-1986”

  • WSJ homage to the wines that won the Judgment of Paris
  • Great elegance, structure and perfume
  • From Robertson

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