Avontuur Legal Eagle

Contact our tasting room in winery@avontuurestate.co.za if you want to place an order and arrange delivery. Legal Eagle Cabernet Franc Reserve 2015 is available in the estate`s R220 tasting room per bottle, as well as in www.avontuurestate.co.za fans will soon see it at some Western Cape retailers, but as supplies are limited, it won`t be available for sale at general outlets. Ageing: Can be enjoyed now – if the right winery reaches its peak by 2027 Avontuur Estate, the wine and thoroughbred stud farm located between Somerset West and Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, is proud to announce a new addition to its limited range of reserve wines – the 2015 Legal Eagle Cabernet Franc Reserve. Since all the wines in the first-class range are reminiscent of important horses that have contributed to the success of the property, it is fitting that one of the most awarded horses ever bred on this family farm is proudly displayed on the wine label. Philip Taberer, co-owner of the estate, is delighted that a place has been found in the wine range to honour two stars of Avontuur. “It`s always exciting when we have the opportunity to expand the premiere range, and this new addition fits so perfectly – a great horse and a great wine that go together in the best possible way!” he said. WINE DRINKS: Cabernet Franc 100% AROMA: Vanilla spice pre-stratified with black cherries and fynbos flowers. TASTE: Strong tannins and balanced acidity hold the promise out of the nose. A minerality of black pepper in the finish creates a fascinating wine that will make you come back for more. FOOD SUGGESTIONS: This wine complements Karoo roast lamb, game and tasty baked vegetable dishes. MATURATION: Can be enjoyed now – should reach its peak by 2027 with a good cellar. Winemaker Jan van Rooyen commented last week when the wine hit the market: “Twenty-three years after the first wine of this grape variety was made in Avontuur, we are adding it to our first range.

With the baptism of legal Eagle wine, we honor one of the great racehorses bred at the Avontuur estate. “The 2015 vintage offers a full-bodied taste experience with typical aromas of Helderberger fynbos and black fruit and a solid tannic structure of 24 months in 2. and 3rd filling oak. The wine comes from an older block in height on the Helderberg, which contributes to the elegance and minerality that is now expected of Avontuurs Cabernet Francs. Pippa Mickleburgh, GM of Avontuur, explained that a horse like Legal Eagle comes once in a breeder`s life – if you`re lucky!! He comes from a strong line of excellent titles and has shown his courage and star quality from the start, earning him Horse of the Year in 2016 and 2017. It earned more than R12 million for its owners. He has won a total of 15 races and as he is still in training, we hope to see more of his racing skills in the future,” she said.

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