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Cabernet sauvignon

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R 60

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2016


Cultivar:

Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

90 Points - James Suckling

Specifications:

14% alc vol
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 3 - 5 years
Origin: Darling Appellation: Groenekloof

Tasting Notes:

Soft black berry fruit and forest floor aromas with subtle brush of spice. Texture rule the roost: rounded, soft and gentle in the mouth. Ripe, subtle and easy with ample plum, black berry fruit, cherry and spice flavours. Harmonious with lovely marriage of oak and fruit – nothing dominates. Eminently drinkable with a long, rewarding finish.

BLACKCURRANT
BLACKCURRANT

SPICED PLUM
SPICED PLUM

VIOLETS
VIOLETS

LAVENDER
LAVENDER

Typical conditions were experienced between March and November, with average rainfall and a cold winter. The lowest rainfall from November through to March ever recorded caused the vines to stop vegetative growth at the end of December. A warm January and cool February resulted in early, but even ripening and development. High natural acids and concentrated fruit flavours define this high quality, early vintage, which also saw the first crop from a newly established vineyard on L'Ormarins being added to the final blend.

The free run wine and the press wine are matured in 2nd and 3rd fill 225L and 500L French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks for approximately 12 months.

The grapes are picked by hand in the early morning hours, to ensure that the flavours stay intact. Grapes are then transported to the cellar and transferred into 10 000L stainless steel tanks. This is followed by alcoholic fermentation. After fermentation the wine is drained from the skins and the skins are pressed. 

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