2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

CSPC #864496|$40.00

TASTING NOTES

18 months 50% new French oak.

REVIEWS

93 POINTS  A robust, savoury red wine with delicious, meaty, black fruit aromas and flavours. There's something extra special here that's not about being big and robust: it's structured muscle and focused power. Needs cellar time. Spectacular. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: charbroiled meats with a peppercorn sauce or a heavier tomato-based stew like ratatouille.  Natalie MacLean

The wine begins with a touch of mint and black currant on the nose, leading to flavours of currant, coffee and leather. The firm texture suggests a wine that should be aged five or 10 years. The     tannins, however, are ripe.  John Schreiner

This 100% estate grown Cabernet offers aromas of black currents, and black plum, dark chocolate and green olives, leather, toasted oak, savoury spices and vanilla. Very good freshness here, due to the cooler 2011 vintage, with finely hewn tannins across the palate. Bittersweet cocoa, espresso, black fruit, earth and graphite flavours. In check, balance and structure, finishes with very good length. This wine is still young; decant if drinking upon release or hold 5-15 years. Daenna Van Mulligen

WINE SPECS

Harvest Date  November 9, 2011   

Acid  7.4  g/L

PH  3.56

Aging 18 months 50% new French oak

Bottling Date   July 25, 2013

Residual Sugar 2.3 g/L 

Alcohol %  13.9