Geronimo, Cinsault
Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Geronimo, Cinsault, 2022


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2022
75cl
DP
£26.21

2022
6x75cl
DP
£157.22


Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Geronimo, Cinsault, 2022

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2022

Tasting Notes


ABV:
12.5 %

Notes

Geronimo 2022 has a pliant, up front silky perfumed sweetness with a little more weight to it than in previous years. Fermented with 35-40% whole bunches, notes of crushed cranberries, raspberry and plums jostle around with Lukas’ recognisably curt tannins and breezy acidity. The warmer vintage led to a 25% reduction in quantity but proximity to the ocean (the closest of any Cinsault in Stellenbosch) allows for a longer hang time and a less savoury profile than Cinsaults produced in other regions. Planted 1968.

Critics score


Score:
90

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
11/2023

Notes
The 2022 Geronimo is pure Cinsault matured in 3rd and 4th fill 500-liter French oak barrels. The showy and high-toned bouquet has potent peppermint aromas that you will either love or hate. That said, it does ebb with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with orange rind and spearmint, the 40% stems imparting a light pepperiness towards the finish. Maybe earlier-drinking than other cuvées this year, but still well crafted and distinctive.

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Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Lukas Van Loggerenberg

Well, the cat is out of the bag, and Lukas Van Loggerenberg is now well-known as one of the Cape’s hottest tickets. He does not own any vineyards but has charmed his way into some prime sites across Stellenbosch, Swartland and Paarl. Combining magical old vineyards that, in Lukas’ words, “give a real nervous energy” with a love for the cool climate regions of Europe; particularly the Loire Valley, it is not surprising that his young wines are some of the most electrifying in South Africa today. As a lover of acidity and lower alcohol levels Lukas is an early picker. Although based in Stellenbosch, “my harvest starts at the same time as the guys in the Swartland. But it goes way on! I like to blend different pickings and if the conditions are good then I leave a little bit to really benefit from extended hang time”. Lukas is perhaps most famous for his two dazzling Chenin Blancs; Kamaraderie and Trust Your Gut, and Breton – a fabulous Loire Valley inspired Cabernet Franc. Kamaraderie is a two hectare vineyard in Paarl planted in the 1960s, while Trust Your Gut is a blend of Stellenbosch, Swartland and Paarl fruit. He also works with Cinsault and Syrah and, unsurprisingly, these are some of the most refined examples around. And don’t miss his pale, Provence-style Rose!

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