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2008 HANNIBAL

2008 HANNIBAL




This blend is arguably singularly unique in its classic varietal composition.  Perhaps best described as a “super tusker blend”.  Pardon the play on words surrounding the role of African elephants in Hannibal the Conqueror’s historical war on the Romans. 

Each year there are marginal differences in the make-up of this wine, but the primary performers of Sangiovese being 50%, Pinot Noir, 22% and Nebbiolo, 13% return their rightful position. I once enjoyed a cellar visit by two Italian oenologists who comfortably stated that these three cultivars were possibly the “most noble in the world!” The rest of the blend comprises of Mourvedre 7%, Barbera 6% and Shiraz 2%.
 
All portions have been matured in best French oak barrels.  Vintage 2008 was not a dry vintage, but this did not detract from the strength and potential of this bottling.
 
Aromatic and firm with notable fruits of the forest character.  Excellent ageing potential and long aristocratic finish!

Alcohol 13,51% Total Acid 6,2 g/L
Residual Sugar 2,7 g/L pH 3,45






CURRENT VINTAGES
2009 TÊTE DE CUVÉE GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2010 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
2008 HANNIBAL
2010 HANNIBAL
2010 KAAIMANSGAT LIMITED EDITION CHARDONNAY
2010 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
2010 CROCODILE’S LAIR / KAAIMANSGAT CHARDONNAY
2010 SANS BARRIQUE CHARDONNAY
2010 SAUVIGNON BLANC 'RESERVE'
2011 WALKER BAY SAUVIGNON BLANC
2011 BLANC DE MER


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