Oldenburg Vineyards lies in an elevated area of outstanding beauty, Banghoek Valley, which means "scary corner" due to the roaming leopards. Only 8 kilometres from Stellenbosch on the road to Franschhoek, you will find their vineyards surrounded by a spectacular mountain amphitheatre. At the heart of the farm lies Rondekop – their iconic, round hill which influences the vineyards planted on and around it. In 2003 current owner and entrepreneur, Adrian Vanderspuy, acquired Oldenburg from his grandmother. He began analyzing the terroir and climate before replanting the vines, giving the estate a new life. The result is nothing short of spectacular. <CL° means ‘cooler than Stellenbosch’, a play on words as their vineyards are at altitude. Their red blend offers a nose of berries, sour cherries, rosemary with a savoury undercoat. A real crowdpleaser but with some depth too!
Robin Says "This is a delicious blend that is based mostly on Syrah, which gives the wine an appealing juicy core as well as a spicy, savoury feel. Its smaller addition of Merlot adds an alluring roundness. Really well done."