‘Keermont Vineyards is a bright star on the horizon‘ says Neal Martin from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, awarding some of the highest scores ever for a South African winery. Tucked away high up in the Helderberg underneath de Trafford, the low yielding Keermont vines produce wines of sheer elegance and character.
The Red Blend is made with Bordeaux varieties and a dollop of syrah in an extremely classic style; structured, elegant and savoury seeking long-term cellaring. The Syrah is the most impressive, recently coming second in our Big Shiraz Taste-off. It is very Rhône-like but with ample flesh and power. The Terrasse was listed in Christian Eedes’s top 10 wines of 2011; a textured yet mineral blend of mainly chenin, as well as dashes of chardonnay and viognier. It is named after the terraces on these steep-sloped vineyards. Finally the Keermont Fleurfontein is very Sauternes like, but without the often heaviness of intense botrytis. Light in style with a fresh acidity, like the rest of the range it will age well for a decade.
Tessa and Roland visited Keermont recently, here’s the link to the video.
|Keermont||Red Blend||2008||R 237||WA 90|
|Keermont||Red Blend Magnum||2007||R 474||WA 92|
|Keermont||Syrah||2009||R 166||WA 94|
|Keermont||Fleurfontein 375ml||2010||R 125||WA 92|
|Keermont||Terrasse White Blend||2010||R 115||WA 91|
WA – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
See all the notes here