Convinced the critics again

Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren 2017

Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren 2017
  • BAC-072017
  • Powerful with aromas of currants and herbs
  • Strong character, well structured red wine
  • Awarded 4.5 John Platter Stars and Veritas Silver
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

19.95€ 26.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

The bouquet of the Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren leaves no doubt that this is a red wine with a...
The bouquet of the Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren leaves no doubt that this is a red wine with a strong character, as powerful aromas of violets, dried herbs and blackcurrants immediately unfold. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Merlot (34%) as well as Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (15%) also convinces with its complexity on the palate. Rich and well-structured, the Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren with its silky texture already offers pleasurable moments, but it also has a nice ageing potential, as it is matured in oak for twelve to eighteen months. If you want to serve the red wine with food, it can be wonderfully combined with roast beef or lamb. Incidentally, the name of the Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren means something like "little tower of Babel" and was once the Dutch name of the winery.


Jg. 2017
4.5 John Platter Stars, Veritas Silver
Jg. 2016
4.5 John Platter Stars, The Michelangelo Gold, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 88 Points
Jg. 2015
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 88 Points
Jg. 2014
4.5 John Platter Stars, Tim Atkin 88 Points

Goes With:

Backsberg Klein Babylons Toren 2017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Merlot (34%), Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc (15%)
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Backsberg, Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, 7624 Paarl, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
19.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14 % Vol.
5,6 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,6 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in oak for twelve to eighteen months.

Backsberg – a family-run Success Story

Backsberg is a family-run business. Right from the beginning, the name Backsberg had always been closely related with the family Back that has succeeded in creating fantastic wines over several generations. The special knowledge of the region and its features and capacities is not only passed on, but continuously improved and refined. Even though every generation wants to bring the vineyard Backsberg forward, owner, winemaker and the rest of the team agree that the taste of the wine lovers is the most important aspect at the end of the day.

Backsberg follows ‘down-to-earth’ Mentality

As only a few other wineries, Backsberg knows how to combine excellent premium wines with an easy accessibility. The wines of the estate are rightly renowned amongst critics due to their high quality; at the same time, they are considered as wines just wonderful to drink amongst wine lovers and connoisseurs. In fact, for almost every occasion. This is perfectly mirrored in the lived ‘down-to-earth’ mentality of Backsberg. Structure and finesse of the individual wines go hand in hand with a high level of so-called ‘drinkability’. Particularly the wide array of wines defines the winery. Especially the Bordeaux Blend Klein Babylonstoren is considered to be a typical Backsberg wine. It fulfils the high demand in taste and finesse for the wine critic, but also aims at the wine lover with its full bouquet and the fruity taste.

Backsberg with sustainable Cultivation

As one of the first wineries in South Africa, Backsberg focuses on a sustainable relationship with nature. The wines are created CO2-neutral which is unique in South Africa’s wine world. There are only three estates worldwide that can claim this. Additionally, the family Back is involved in holistic environmental protection. With programs for forestry and planting of native trees and plants, the yard significantly contributes to the preservation of the unique variety of the South African landscape. Backsberg is a wonderful example for the pioneering role that South African wine holds in many aspects.