Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Lourensford Chrysalis Red Blend

2020 Double Gold Medal


Lourensford Lourensford Chrysalis Red Blend
Bordeaux Blends (containing two or more of the following: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec). (28) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older


The wine has a brilliant colour – deep, dark, intense and bright. Aromas of concentrated ripe blackcurrants, blueberry fruit flavours with ripe red cherries, olives, violets, tobacco leaf & cedar wood with a touch of Cape fynbos greet you on the nose. The palate is dense, structured and explosive, bursting with upfront blackberry, blueberry and red berry fruit flavours. Very well rounded & supported with a silky, velvety elegance which include flavours of black cherry, olive, cassis & mulberry fruit. The complex palate will awaken your taste buds and leave you wanting more of this big, bold wine. Decant before enjoying.

Fairly versatile when it comes to food pairing options but undoubtedly a big wine which will pair well with big foods. Steak, kudu, ostrich, roasted springbok haunch, venison pie – this wine can handle them all very well. The Chrysalis Red Blend 2016 will love grilled, braaied or barbecued foods as it latches on to the pronounced ‘browning’ flavours that develop with these cooking methods and it will not bat an eye at a rack of braaied spareribs with a sweet, spicy, or sharp basting sauce. Our Chrysalis 2016 tends to not go well with acidic food and fiery hot dishes, light and delicate dishes, strongly-flavoured fish and mild to strong blue veined cheeses that can overwhelm the fruit flavours of this beautiful wine.