Franschhoek Cellars Last Elephant 2017

A stunning red wine blended from the best batches the estate produces every year. 

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The nose is evocative, showing blackcurrants, red cherries, cedar wood, lead pencil and cigar box aromas. These develop in the glass and are joined by raspberry, black cherry, spice and a hint of gaminess. On the palate, the wine is powerful but elegant, with fine tannins that continue to soften in the glass. 

This wine is a tribute to the last elephant that was seen departing the Franschhoek Valley in the late 19th century. It is a Bordeaux-style blend, crafted from the best batches the winery can produce every year.

Merlot 52%, Cabernet Sauvignon 29%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Malbec 9%.

The grapes were hand-picked, fermented in closed tanks at temperatues between 25°C and 28°C and then allowed to macerate for 35 days to gain richness, depth and texture. The wine is then given a lavish maturation in 100% new French oak barrels for 14 months, prior to a further 12 months in bottle, all the while gaining and some softness.

Decant to enjoy now or enjoy over the next ten years.

Gold Medal - Mundus Vini Spring 2021 4 Stars - Platter's Wine Awards 2021
Franschhoek Cellars Last Elephant 2017
Franschhoek Cellars Last Elephant 2017
  • South Africa
  • Cabernet Franc
  • 2017
  • Franschhoek Cellar
  • 14%
  • Standard - 75cl
  • Cork

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