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Stark-Conde Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
  • WS 90
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Winemaker Notes

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Fruit source: from 4 different vineyard blocks, mostly from our own Oude Nektar farm, but supplemented with fruit from a small vineyard in the Bottelary ward and another in the Helderberg.

The grapes for this wine are from 4 different cabernet vineyards and 2 merlot vineyards, all at different elevations. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 22 months barrel maturation.

Critical Acclaim

WS 90
Wine Spectator

Offers a solid mix of briar, grilled sage, tobacco and dark currant fruit backed by a structured finish that shows a nice tangy iron note.


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Stark-Conde, South Africa, South Africa
I never went to school to study winemaking but rather did my time reading books and experimenting along the way. I'm pretty stubborn, which turns out to be a good thing.

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