JOURNEY’S END, the boutique winery and vineyard owned by the Gabb family and situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, has released its rebranded top-tier Precision Series range of wines to high acclaim.
The Precision range of very small production wines consists of three super premium wines – Destination Chardonnay, Cape Doctor Bordeaux-Varietals Red Blend and The Griffin Syrah. All three wines recently received outstanding scores in Decanter magazine, one of the world’smost influential wine publications read in more than 90 countries, and home to the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards.
“We are extremely pleased to have the calibre of our three Precision Series wines, as well as a number of our other wines, endorsed by Decanter magazine and the Michelangelo International Awards,” says managing director, Rollo Gabb.
“Made from tiny parcels of excellent fruit selected from single vineyard blockson the slopes of the famous Schapenberg Hills overlooking False Bay, our Precision Series range represents the pinnacle of Journey’s End winemaking. These accolades are a testament to our unique terroir and the skill and dedication of our teams in the vineyards and in the cellar.”
Gabb continues: “The Journey’s End range of wines is split into three tiers, each with their own character. We recently decided to revamp all three wine series – Tales Series, V Series and Precision Series– with creative new packaging to give clearer differentiation between the three tiers and to better reflect the character of Journey’s End, our team and our wines; we’re always pushing boundaries, being forward-thinking, innovative and somewhat quirky. Our new look Tales and V Series wines have already been released and we are delighted to present our new vintage Precision Series wines in their striking new packaging.”
Journey’s End Destination Chardonnay 2018: It is rich and full on entry and throughout. The nose exhibits concentrated apricot and ripe peach with layers of lime zest and orange. The fruit component is complemented by well-balanced almond and vanilla spice from generous oak aging. Minerality ensures freshness and adds linearity to a long-lasting creamy finish. The Destination Chardonnay will reward patient cellaring for up to 10 years post bottling.
Journey’s End Cape Doctor (The Red) 2015: This wine exhibits fruits on the darker side of the spectrum with cassis and rich fruitcake on the nose accompanied by cinnamon spice and dark chocolate from generous oak aging. Concentrated blackberries are complemented by a creamy texture, with soft elegant tannins delivering a beautiful long-lasting finish. Despite the current appeal, there is enough underlying power for a long future ahead. Drink now or up until 2030.
Journey’s End The Griffin 2016: A youthful yet complex wine, the warm and seductive nose displays luscious red and black berry fruit and violets edged in vanilla, plus pepper spice and an earthy character. Rich and succulent, powerful black fruit flavours are supported by silky polished tannins which provide structure and deliver an elegant lingering finish. The use of American oak adds subtle caramel notes as well as palate weight and mouthfeel. Drink now or up until 2026.
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