Waterford Estate The Jem 2005

Waterford Estate released their flagship red wine, The Jem, in October 2007. Waterford's ambition has always been to make the best possible red wine from their home grown vineyards, a wine that expresses Waterford's ethos of uncompromising quality. This wine has been ten years in the making, and is dedicated to, and named after, Jeremy Ord, the proprietor of Waterford Estate, who is fondly known as Jem to his friends and family.

Strong lead pencil and cassis notes backed by Cedar and spice aromas. Typical Bordeaux structure, fine grained, well integrated tannins, soft and elegant. A long, refreshing and elegant finish which is classically dry.

Decanted prior to consumption, a delicate tannin structure with enough body to handle almost any dish both white and red meats.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Shiraz, 11% Mourvèdre 7% Merlot, 7% Malbec 3% Barbera, 2% Sangiovese ]
winemaker : Francois Haasbroek
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.65  ta : 5.9 g/l  va : 0.75 g/l  so2 : 81 mg/l  fso2 : 31 mg/l  
type : Red  style : Dry  body : Full   wooded
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

AWARDS
Wine Spectator Rating: 93/100

ageing : A great vintage with the wine best to drink between 2012 and 2020.

in the vineyard : The Jem is an expression of the Helderberg - Stellenbosch terroir. The wine has been grown and crafted to show a combination of fruit and spice on aroma with elegantly layered tannins to enhance the flavour and finish.

in the cellar : Bottling Date: February 2008
Yeast: Various
Fermentation: Combination of barrel and stainless steel
Fining: Single egg white fining
Filtration: Bulk filtration, prior to bottling

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