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Stark-Conde Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
  • WS 91
  • WE 90
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Winemaker Notes

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... View More

Critical Acclaim

WS 91
Wine Spectator

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.

WE 90
Wine Enthusiast

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.

Stark-Conde

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Stark-Conde, South Africa, South Africa
Stark-Conde
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.

Crafting wine requires patience and the crazy belief that the shortest line drawn between two points may not always be the right one. Take a simple task like fruit-sorting. That's when we meticulously go through all the de-stemmed berries to pick out any under-ripe... View More