The name V1700 is inspired by the very beginning of Vergelegen some 322 years ago. Complex with dark fruit, spice and cedar wood. The wine has soft and elegant tannins and a very long aftertaste. 2015 was a super vintage, one of the best in winemaker Andre van Rensburg's career that spans over 30 years. We adopted the process of hand picking the best bunches off the Vineyard, then hand picking the very best grapes off each bunch, all to produce the finest wine the Estate could offer. The ripeness on 2015 wines is perfect and again simulates the mechanism of a fine watch. Nothing is out of place or over the top. This is Vergelegen at its very best, V1700 is timeless, effortless and incomparable.

This is a wine that warrants an entire meal dedicated to it. To be able to sit and savor such perfection is very rare. In my books this is as close as you will ever get to a 100 point wine.



78% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Can be enjoyed on release and will ‘cellar’ for the next 20+ years. (2040)