Nestled between majestic mountains on the Helshoogte pass, Delaire was established by John and Erica Platter in the early 1980s and is now one of the jewels in the Cape Winelands. Today it is owned by luxury brand mogul, Laurence Graff. Under the auspice of winemaker Morne Vrey, Delaire Graff has amounted a host of awards and is listed as a ‘first growth’ producer by Tim Atkin MW. Only 400 cases were produced, and the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is now firmly established as one of the best from South Africa.
‘2009 after initial reticence, gains gravitas, more nuanced dark berry scents, flavours; all harmonise with the succulent, chalky tannins, fresh acid & oak enrichment. Promises greater rewards, maybe more than the 5 star debut 2008.’ Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2012, 4.5 stars