Bonne Nouvelle 2003 - Rolland Collection

Bonne Nouvelle 2003 Stellenbosch South Africa

46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 19% Pinotage

“… An impressively perfumed wine …”

Deep colour with orangey highlights, suggesting a wine developing as expected.

The nose is very straightforward with notes of cigar box, cedar, figs and dates. The overall impression is rich and complex.

Unctuous, full-bodied and powerful. Highly concentrated on the palate, culminating in a long finish.

Slightly developed. Best enjoyed within the next five years.

That being said, this wine is almost 20 years old and has aged incredibly well!

Michel Rolland

  • Original packaging :  cardboard of 6 bottles
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Bonne Nouvelle 2003 - Rolland Collection 92/100
The second vintage from this joint venture between Remhoogte owner Murray Boustred and new partner Michel Rolland. This blend includes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage. It is an impressively perfumed wine that gets away from the juicy Pinotage flavors and goes for a densely packed, woody taste, with great black plum flavors.
Bonne Nouvelle 2003 - Rolland Collection 4/5
Platter's South African Wine Guide
Appellation| Stellenbosch
Soils| Hillside, clay, limestone & stones.
Vineyard| 30 hectares
Age of the vines| 30 years
Harvest| Manual grape picking and sorting
Vinification| Each variety is separately vinified in small wood and steel tanks, punched down by hand.
Ageing| 15 months in 50% frenck oak barrels until the final blend « à la bordelaise»
Production| 26 400 bottles
First vintage| 2002