Laborie

KWV bought Laborie in 1972 and immediately set about turning it into a world class estate. In 1977, the Manor House at Laborie was proclaimed a national monument.

Built in 1750, is described in the standard work "Old House Of The Cape" (Hans Franzens and Mary Cook) as the most important house in an architectural sense in the Paarl area.

The architecture of the Laborie Estate buildings was known in historical architectural circles as one of the best examples of the Cape Dutch farm and "werf".

And Laborie's architectural feats did not stop there. The foundations of the South African Parliament building were built of granite from a quarry on Laborie land.

With their knowledge of French viticultural techniques, the Taillefert family laid a solid foundation of vineyards and outstanding wine production that is evident today, three hundred years later, in Laborie’s wines of distinction..


Chardonnay

This elegant Chardonnay has upfront litchi, green apple and orange peel aromas, complimented by slight cream and biscuit undertones.

The palate is juicy and intense with flavour hints of shortbread and citrus.

The wine is well balanced and vibrant with a zesty and prolonged finish.

Merlot Cab Sav

This wine is smooth and elegant, with a juicy entry.

It has aromas of red cherries, Christmas cake, crushed herbs and pine needles.

The angular tannin structure is complemented by hints of sweet cedary oak on the palate that flow seamlessly into a fresh lingering finish.

Laborie Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Double click on above image to view full picture Details Ageing Potential This wine can be savoured now or cellared for up to two years from vintage. Blend Information 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Laborie Brut

This pale straw coloured Methode Cap Classique shows a vibrant intensity, yet remains elegant and fine in style. On the nose it shows slight perfume and berry aromas with hints of subtle yeastiness and brioche. The palate is balanced, with a fine, textured mousse and lingering, crisp finish - all perfectly integrated for pure enjoyment. Laborie Brut Details Accolades 2013 Amorim MCC Challenge - Gold Ageing Potential The wine can be cellared for 4 - 6 years from vintage. Blend Information 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir Food Suggestions Served well chilled, this wine can be enjoyed on its own or with oysters, delicate seafood dishes and light salads.

Cabernet Sauvignon

This South African Cabernet Sauvignon is round and rich, with aromas of cassis, plum and mulberry, followed by subtle nuances of dried herbs and crushed leaves. The palate is generous and juicy in texture, with a refined complexity and persistent finish. Details Tasting Notes This Cabernet Sauvignon is round and rich, with aromas of cassis, plum and mulberry, followed by subtle nuances of dried herbs and crushed leaves. The palate is generous and juicy in texture, with a refined complexity and persistent finish. Ageing Potential Savour this wine now or cellar for up to three years. Blend Information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Laborie Merlot

This refined South African Merlot has aromas of cherry, raspberry and crushed herbs with some spice and earthy nuances. The palate is vibrant and juicy with noticeably integrated tannins and a lingering finish. lm Double click on above image to view full picture Details Tasting Notes This refined Merlot has aromas of cherry, raspberry and crushed herbs with some spice and earthy nuances. The palate is vibrant and juicy with noticeably integrated tannins and a lingering finish. Ageing Potential Blend Information 100% Merlot

Laborie Shiraz

This sensuous, deep purple South African Shiraz has upfront plum and blackcurrant aromas with hints of black pepper, dark chocolate and cloves. The palate is complimented by the use of judicious oaking and a velvety tannin structure with generous length. ls Tasting Notes This sensuous, deep purple Shiraz has upfront plum and blackcurrant aromas with hints of black pepper, dark chocolate and cloves. The palate is complimented by the use of judicious oaking and a velvety tannin structure with generous length. Ageing Potential This wine can be savoured now or cellared for up to two years from vintage. Blend Information 100% Shiraz

Sauvignon Blanc

This layered South African Sauvignon blanc shows prominent aromas of green fig, guava and flint, with hints of asparagus and green apple. The fresh and lively palate is well balanced with a linear acidity and a fruity finish lsb Details Accolades 2015 - Sommelier Wine Awards - Silver Tasting Notes This layered Sauvignon blanc shows prominent aromas of green fig, guava and flint, with hints of asparagus and green apple. The fresh and lively palate is well balanced with a linear acidity and a fruity finish. Ageing Potential Enjoy now or cellar for 20 months from vintage date. Blend Information 100% Sauvignon Blanc

 

 

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