2011 Le Général, Lanzerac Wines (Limited Barrel Selection)
This Lanzerac Le Général 2011 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz and Malbac. Grapes for this red blend come from the best estate vineyards for each variety. All harvesting and pruning were done by hand. Extreme care was taken not to damage grapes and only healthy grapes were picked. Harvesting of the 2011 vintage took place from middle of February to end of March.
This blend was matured in a combination of new and second filled 300ι Fench oak barrels for a period of 20 months. The five wines were individually fermented and matrued before careful blending and bottling.
Production of this 2011 Le Général is only 2,500 bottles.
Tasting Notes This full-bodied, Cabernet-based blend has deep colour. It offers layers of black and red berry aromas, hints of currant and cacao on nose and delivers a well-rounded amalgam of berries and chocolate on the palate that lingers on the aftertaste. The Le Général has the potentital to mature over a 5-10 years period and will only get better with time.
Serve between 16°C-20°C. Lanzerac Le Général will stand up well against duck, turkey, roast beef, venison and roast lamb or simply to be enjoyed on its own.