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Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast
Region: South Africa
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 111612
The grapes for this wine are from 4 different cabernet vineyards and our best merlot and cabernet franc vineyards, all at a mix of different elevations. Although all are on the decomposed granite soils typical of the hillsides in Jonkershoek, the soil textures vary quite a lot and that, together with the differences in elevations and clones, gives a variety of different flavor profiles to the grapes.
After 18 months barrel maturation the blend was assembled and put back to barrels for a further 4 months integration. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 22 months barrel maturation.
Broad and rich, with a loamy underlay to the mulled black currant, roasted fig and singed mesquite notes. There's also a nice backdrop of spice and tobacco, with well-buried acidity on the finish. Rock-solid. Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2020. 1,524 cases made.
A solid Cab at an attractive price. There's a lot going on in this sturctured and well-balanced wine. Aromas of black currant and licorice dominate the nose alongside secondary glimmers of black pepper and crushed violets, all framed with a sweet oak streak. Flavors of juicy black raspberry linger well into the finish, which gradually fades into gorgeous white pepper spice.