This beautiful farm on the east-facing slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg and barely 12km from False Bay, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa. Imbued with a sense of history, the Mueller family has retraced the roots of Buitenverwachting. The farm was lovingly restored to its former glory while extensive planting of the most selected of cultivars was initiated. The result was a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes – the first harvest the farm had seen in 30 years. An historic achievement that lived up to its name: Buitenverwachting – “Beyond Expectation”. Bordeaux style blend from 55% Cabernet Sauvignon & 45% Cabernet Franc.
On the nose: the wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones.
On the palate: concentrated dark fruit, fresh acidity and firm, grippy tannins. Lively fruit weight and overall power with its defining character being it’s very long, dry finish.