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Cabernet Sauvignon

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:

South Africa

Rating:

91 Points - Tim Atkin 4.5 Stars - Platter's

Specifications:

14.3% alc vol Sugar g/l: 2.28
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 15 to 20 yrs
Origin: Stellenbosch Appellation: Stellenbosch

Tasting Notes:

The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 has an intense, vivid purple colour with slight gradation at the rim. On the nose the wine shows intense cassis, plum and classic cedar wood-cigar box notes with lifted dark fruit aromas. On the palate the wine is full bodied and impressively structured. Intense blackcurrant and plum fruit bolstered by refined tannins and fresh natural acidity. The palate is rich and dense with a wonderful lacy tannic structure.

Black Currant
Black Currant

Cedar Wood
Cedar Wood

Plum
Plum

Cigar Box
Cigar Box

Meerlust, with its historic manor house, classic wine cellar, family cemetery, dovecote and bird sanctuary is situated fifteen kilometers south of Stellenbosch, with the blue crescent of False Bay a mere five kilometers away. Wines are only made from grapes grown on the Estate which is uniquely positioned for the production of wines with exceptional complexity and character. In the summertime, ocean breezes and evening mists roll in from the coast to cool the vineyards. The grapes ripen slowly, thus achieving full, concentrated varietal flavours. The soils consist of predominantly deep, well drained Hutton and Clovelly soil types, affording the vines excellent drought resistance and an ideal substrata for producing concentrated, complex wines

Decomposed granite topsoil with clay subsoil. The Meerlust Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was vinified from selected fruit from low-yielding mature vineyards. The vines are densely planted on gravelly, low vigour Vilafontes and Dundee soil which has approximately 15 % clay to ensure water availability to the vines roots right through the growing season.

The hand picked fruit was vinified in the traditional manner with partial un-inoculated fermentation and regular remontage.

Only the free-run wine was used and aged for 20 months in tight grained French Nevers oak barrels. 75% of the barrels were brand new with 25 % second fill casks.

Food pairing

Roast Meat and Game.

Pork Venison Lamb Beef
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