Keet First Verse. Earth’s Poetry in a bottle
Keet First Verse 2017
The 2017 First Verse is a deceptive wine. Underlying the elegance, restraint and harmony is a core of focus, power and volume with textural precision. The purity of fruit is supported by subtle and seductive French Oak aromas with tannins polished to a fine-grained texture.
The 2017 First Verse is a blend of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 7% Petit Verdot.
Release Date: July 2020
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2015 First Verse
The 2015 First Verse is a true expression of this extraordinary vintage. A blend of 29% Cabernet Franc, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 9% Malbec and 9% Petit Verdot, this wine is packed with layered Christmas cake flavours of berries, cherries and prunes. The French oak aromas are seductively woven into the juicy texture of the wine. Polished, fine grained tannins leave a lingering chalky dryness with persistent, vibrant berry-fruit on the palate.
Tim Atkins MW scored this wine 97/100 and Platter Wine Guide awarded it 4.5 stars.…..
2016 First Verse
The deep vibrant ruby red hue, layered berry fruit with hints of oak and polished, fine-grained tannins make the 2016 First Verse juicy and drinkable, yet will age gracefully over time, as have previous vintages. The 2016 vintage is a blend of 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot…..
2013 First Verse
The 2013 First Verse, which was awarded 5 stars in the 2013 Platter Wine Guide, has been described as “Elegance and perfume in a glass. Savoury spice and floral aromas, berry fruit, tangy acidity and very subtle wooding: this is the work of a brilliant winemaker and blender.”…..
2012 First Verse
The 2012 vintage of First Verse comprises 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 6% Malbec. After spending 20 months in oak, this complex yet elegant Bordeaux blend has new dimensions to tempt your senses…..
2011 First Verse
Discover a wine nurtured in an environment where there is a fascination for detail and focus, a passion for tradition and a love for the art of winemaking. The 2011 First Verse was matured in French oak barrels for 18 months, extracting the finest oak aromas to compliment the layers of mixed red and black berry flavours…..
2010 First Verse
The 2013 Platter’s Wine Guide honoured the 2010 vintage of Keet First Verse with 5 stars. The First Verse 2010 is a blend of 30% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec…… read
2009 First Verse
First Verse 2009 offers a fine rhythm of flavours, a harmonious synergy of elements and well-balanced tannins – Earth’s Poetry in a bottle.
This wine has been awarded four and a half stars in the 2012 Platter’s Wine Guide. According to Platter, “this cabernet franc-led, 5-way Bordeaux red is like an expensive Swiss watch: classy, elegant & perfect, all the little details present & polished, harmonious…”