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Taaibosch The Crescendo 2019

Product information "Taaibosch The Crescendo 2019"
Classically elegant - that is the Taaibosch The Crescendo. Mineral and earthy tones unfold in the bouquet, underpinned by fresh herbs such as sage and thyme. In the course of time, notes of dark fruits and cherries are added. On the palate, the red wine blend of Cabernet Franc (65%), Merlot (26%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (9%) impresses with its elegance and incredibly good balance. Fine tannins make the enjoyment experience of this refined red wine perfect. The grape varieties were first aged individually for thirteen months in barriques and, after blending, matured for another eleven months in oak and then for several months in the bottle. An exceptional red wine like Taaibosch The Crescendo should definitely be enjoyed neat, but it is also an excellent accompaniment to fine dishes with dark meat or game.


Jg. 2019
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 98 Points
Goes With:
Taaibosch Wines
Grape Variety
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Grape Composition
Cabernet Franc (65%), Merlot (26%), Cabernet Sauvignon (9%)
Bottle Top
South Africa
Filling Quantity
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength
13,5 % Vol.
5,8 g/l
Residual Sugar
2,7 g/l
In the Cellar
The wine matured for a total of 24 months in oak and a few months in bottle.
Serve at
16-18 °C
Best Before
Contains Sulphite
Taaibosch Wine Estate, Cordoba Road, Helderberg Rural, Stellenbosch, 7130 South Africa
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany

Taaibosch wine high up on the Helderberg

The name of a wine is inextricably linked with the Taaibosch winery: The Crescendo. The red wine blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is the star of Taaibosch, because the team only makes this one wine. The grapes for the South African red wine come from the highest vineyards in South Africa, because they grow on the steep slopes of the Helderberg. The altitude, the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean a few kilometres away and the old soils of decomposed granite provide perfect conditions for the exceptional red wine The Crescendo.

Taaibosch and its star The Crescendo

With its refined tannin structure and balanced character, The Crescendo not only makes the hearts of fans of South African red wine beat faster – the critics of the John Platter Wine Guide and Tim Atkin have already gone into raptures. The 2019 vintage received a fabulous 98 out of 100 points from the renowned wine journalist Tim Atkin in his South Africa Report of 2022. A visit to the Taaibosch wine estate is as exclusive as the red wine: as it is not open to the public, a visit to Taaibosch is very private. The lovingly restored Manor House from 1838, a guided tour through the vineyards and a tasting with winemaker Schalk-Willem Joubert make a stay at Taaibosch an unforgettable experience.

Taaibosch is a tribute to the South African fynbos

The fact that Taaibosch can shine in its splendour today is also thanks to the Oddo family from France who are the owners of the winery. Because they fell in love with the wine country South Africa, the French winegrowing family bought the traditional Córdoba estate and named it Taaibosch. The name means something like "tough or strong bush" – a homage to the fynbos native to South Africa, whose leaves are very hard. When redesigning the site, the team also made sure that only indigenous plants were planted. A visit to Taaibosch, which is located in Stellenbosch near Pink Valley, offers pure South African feeling – after all, you have a wonderful view of False Bay and Table Mountain.