Cape Winemakers Guild

Silverthorn Big Dog IX Cap Classique 2018

69% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir
Wine of Origin Robertson

  • Made from Chardonnay grown on ancient shale and limestone soils dating back 400 million years. Chardonnay thrives on limestone, ensuring that the wine has amazing minerality and structure.
  • This specific Chardonnay vineyard was planted in 1991 making it 32 years old, and resulting in very low yield and intense concentration.
  • 69% of the blend is barrel fermented to enhance richness and complexity.
  • The wine spent 53 months on the lees accentuating finesse.

Tasting Notes: Big Dog IX is a rich and complex wine, made without compromising finesse and elegance. The nose has enticing roasted almond and marzipan notes from the Chardonnay, and red apple from the Pinot Noir.

For maximum reward and expression, drink from 2026 onwards.

Winemaker: John Loubser

Price raised per case

  • 6 x 750ml or equivalent
  • Highest: R 9 500
  • Lowest: R 4 667
  • Average: R 5 833


  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Case Size: 6 x 750ml
  • Cases Produced: 70
  • Cases Auctioned: 42


  • Alc: 12.0 vol%
  • RS: 4.1 g/l
  • TA: 6.4 g/l
  • pH: 3.2

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