Alto Wine Estate2018-10-21T13:18:10+00:00

Alto Wine Estate

Location: Annandale Road
Phone Number: 021 881 3884
Fax Number: 021 881 3884

GPS: S34°0’10.4”E018°50’49.4”
Website: www.alto.co.za
Email: info@alto.co.za
Owner(s): Distell
Winemaker(s): Berto van der Westhuizen
WO: Stellenbosch

Limited range of sincere wines and intimate tasting room with stunning valley views.

Click HERE to see the scores and reviews of the following wines

List of Wines reviewed under Alto Wine Estate

Alto Rouge

Cabernet Sauvignon

Shiraz

Cape Vintage 500m

Wine Price Vintage Score Best Drinking
Alto Rouge

2009: mid colour, sour cherry nose, sweet fruit and a weighty palate. Smoke and savoury notes, still firm tannins.

2010: morello cherries with a lean raspberry bite, if a touch austere.

2011: softer and riper seeming than ’10, with grip and attack and Cab Franc red berry.

2012: light, juicy and with fresh fruit attack. Medium weight, flavours linger and offer some complexity.

2013: reliable quality, always smooth, balanced and richly fruited without excess.  Great food match.

2014: rich and full-fruited yet maintaining finesse and a layered palate. Will be even better in time.

2015: wonderful expression of power and richness with silky tannins and clean fruit purity. Terrific effort.

RR 2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

80

88

84

85

86

86

87

87

89

2007-2012

2008-2014

2009-2017

2010-2018

2011-2020

2012-2022

2013-2024

2014-2026

2015-2028

Cabernet Sauvignon

2009: deep interesting nose of cassis, cigar box and oak, fresh dark fruit palate with firm tannins which need a few more years to soften.

2010: lean acid grip on tight fruit lacking some weight and finishing rather short.

2011: not too bold or heavy, nicely restrained quality fruit with savoury hedgerow flavours. Very nice.

2012: serious and still reserved, with classy unpretentiou background_color
2015: some rim fade, shy but serious nose then intense clean fruit in abundance.

RR 2006

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2015

88

80

83

85

88

86

91

2008-2016

2009-2012

2009-2016

2010-2017

2011-2022

2012-2025

2017-2027

Shiraz

2009: Perfumed nose followed by silky smooth fruit which fills the mouth. Damsons, prunes and so rich. Pristine new world style in a softer, very lovely manner.

2010: terrific food wine, sinewy and lean rather thanoverblown. Good spicy fruit showing.

2011: dusty oak and dry, savoury notes over rich, layered fruit. Still needs time.

2015: shy on nose, big in mouth with spicy dark fruit impact yet nicely balanced and fleet of foot.

RR 2005

2009

2010

2011

2015

86

92

90

89

91

2006-2012

2010-2020

2011-2019

2012-2022

2017-2028

Cape Vintage

2006: opaque, acetone over dark fruit nose, walnuts and raisins, smooth and balanced. No obvious alcohol, more a wine style but sweet, rich and very satisfying.

2008: lowish sugar level, making it more restrained, lighter and accessible, lacks some complexity.

RRR 2006

2008  

88

87

2008-2019

2008-2022

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