Stark-Condé<br />2017 Oude Nektar<br>South Africa

2017 Oude Nektar
South Africa

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TYPE Dry - Red
REGION Coastal Region | South Africa
GRAPES Cabernet Sauvignon | Petit Verdot | Merlot
APPELLATION Stellenbosch | Jonkershoek Valley
95 points, Blue Lifestyle |
93 points, Wine Enthusiast |
93 points, Decanter |
92 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate |
91 points, Wine Spectator |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
95 points, Blue Lifestyle
“Deep, dark garnet, lush and earthy nose, silky smooth with plum and earth, juicy and rich with intensity and balance; a lovely wine, perhaps it’s time to get serious about South Africa.”

93 points, Decanter
“Cool, lifted aromas of blackcurrant and blueberry. The palate is suave and soft, leafy but super elegant and textural.”

93 points, Wine Enthusiast
“This wine, sourced from a high-elevation site, leads with earthy aromas of fresh mentholated herbs, raw tobacco leaf and licorice root partnered with snappy currant and blackberry liqueur tones. The palate is plush and robust from first sip, with big, gripping tannins that are tight and structured, framing the skin-driven black fruit flavors and fueling the length and astringency on the finish. Additional earthy tones of cigar box spice and chicory root unfold on the back of the close. Drink 2027–2033.”

92 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
“Bursting with a juicy nature, the 2017 Oude Nektar opens with a soft essence of dried herbs, juicy dark cherry, cassis, redcurrant and blackberry before offering up red and purple flowers with a dusty, sweet oak essence. Medium to full-bodied, the wine shows a broad mouthfeel with a kiss of residual sugar on the mid-palate, with flavors of tart red cherry, black tea and dark chocolate. The wine ends with elements of graphite, black raspberry and black tea on the lingering finish. This delicious and juicy wine is food-friendly and thoroughly delightful. As the front label states, only 4,617 bottles were made.”

91 points, Wine Spectator
“A sleek, fragrant red, medium- to full-bodied and sculpted by tightly knit tannins, with notes of ripe and juicy red currant, raspberry puree, star anise and lavender. Hints of eucalyptus, smoky mineral and graphite show on the firm, racy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2022 through 2027.”

About The Winery
Stark-Condé is a family-run winery making handcrafted wines using tried and true traditional methods. The family property in the Jonkershoek Valley is 600 acres with 85 acres under vine. In addition to being viticulturally ideal, the estate is visually spectacular and attracts visitors from afar. Meticulous viticulture, selected harvesting, hand grape- sorting, small-batch fermentation, patient barrel maturation — these are the guiding philosophies behind the wines. The carefully-crafted wines speak with personality of a particular terroir.