Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon

Klein Constantia

Estate Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

David T
9.0

The nose reveals, ripe fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum skin, black raspberries, strawberries, cola, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark spice, rich dark earth, dry top soil, soft leathery notes, touch smoke, steep red fruit tea, caramel, mocha, stones with fresh & withering dark red florals.

The body is on the lighter side for Cabernet. The tannins firm and powdery. The structure, tension, length and balance are good. Ripe fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, plum skin, black raspberries, strawberries, cola, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark spice, rich dark earth, dry top soil, tobacco, soft dry leathery notes, touch smoke, steep red fruit tea, caramel, mocha, dark chocolate bar, crushed granitic soils, dry stones with fresh & withering dark red florals. The acidity bright. The finish has bright fruits but, is earth dominate. It’s requires five years of aging before enjoying it.

Photos of; Klein Constantia hillside vineyards, painting of their old school bottle, grounds of their Estate and large oak vats.
— 2 days ago

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Cape Point Vineyards

Isliedh Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

David T
9.0

This Cape Point bottling is named after the owner’s granddaughter Irish heritage. It is an homage to her.

Lemon curd, cream, lime, grapefruit, green melon, passion fruit, underripe pineapple, green beans, sea spray, light chalkiness, granite minerals, flint, dry herbaceous notes with yellow & spring flowers.

The body is full and a touch waxy. Lemon curd, cream, lime, grapefruit, green melon, passion fruit, underripe pineapple, green beans, honeysuckle, sea spray, light chalkiness, heavy granite minerals, flint, dry herbaceous notes with yellow & spring flowers. Beautiful fresh, lively acidity and rich, well polished finish.

Photos of; their amazing restaurant terrace view, sloping Estate vineyards, Sofia’s Panna Cotta and the drive up to cape Point Estate.
— a day ago

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David Frost

Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Nice tropical fruit forward with melon and slight acid after taste. Very nice. Perfect warm weather wine. — 11 days ago

Cape Point Vineyards

Noordhoek Sauvignon Blanc 2017

David T
9.2

Our second stop of the day was at Cape Point Vineyards. One of the very best vistas we had seen on any of our many trips. Absolutely, a great place to have lunch and stare at that view.

The nose reveals; lemon custard, lime, green melon, banana peel, green apple skin, pineapple, stone fruit, honeysuckle, steely minerality, wet stone, some cut grass & green bean with yellow lilies and white flowers.

The body is full, round and waxy. Texture is beautiful. Lemon custard, lime, green melon, banana peel, green apple skin, pineapple, stone fruit, cantaloupe, honeysuckle, steely minerality, wet stone, powdery, soft chalkiness, saline notes, some cut grass & green bean with yellow lilies, citrus blossoms and white flowers. The acidy is round and perfect. The finish is; elegant, lush, well balanced/polished and persists beautiful for minutes. 92 just missing 93. My favorite of the five we tasted.

Photos of, a panorama view from their terrace patio restaurant, my better half enjoying that view, her ceviche starter and the mountains that run from the right side of property all along the back of it.
— a day ago

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Rust en Vrede

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Burst of green bell pepper at the start that’s fading to dusty ripe fruit on the verge of jammy, but not there yet. Baking spices to an almost berry pie without a crust flavor. Tannins form a firm backbone and has a sweet to spicy to round ripe finish. Delicious. — 6 days ago

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Vergelegen

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is the start of a second case - surprised how closed this bottle is to the previous 6. After decanting, strawberry jam and saddle leather (yes, really)
— a day ago

Glenelly Estate

The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Super smooth and Rich. With lots of toasted tree nuts, black raspberries, and river stones. Classic south African juice — 10 days ago

Cape Point Vineyards

Reserve Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017

David T
9.0

The nose reveals; lemon, lime, grapefruit, green melon, white peach, pineapple, white peach, cream, soft cut dry grass, granitic soils, flint, dry herbaceous notes, limestone, yellow and white flowers with greens.

The body is full and rich. Heavy presence of granite, steel minerals, chalk and white spice. It’s a hard mineral invasion into the palate. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, green melon, white peach, pineapple, white peach, cream, soft cut dry grass, flint, dry herbaceous notes, limestone, yellow and white flowers with greens. The acidity is lively and high. The finish starts fresh & fruity and then quickly dries and the minerality dominates.

Photos of, their beautiful restaurant terrace view, crazy beautiful indigenous flowers on the tables, my Ribeye entree and their terrace restaurant full on Family Day, a South African holiday that is always the Monday after Easter.
— a day ago

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Klein Constantia

Metis Contantia Sauvignon Blanc 2016

David T
9.2

The nose is a little shy with just a touch of funk. Muted; lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, grapefruit with pith, cut grass, hints of flint, light volcanic minerals, beautiful soft chalkiness, vanilln, oak notes and spring flowers.

The palate shows some age and softening. This bottling might need some food to really make it shine. The body is round and softer than their 2018 1865 bottling. Understated lemon, lime, white peach, apricot, grapefruit with pith, touch of cut grass, hints of flint, a little green bean, light volcanic minerals, beautiful soft chalkiness, vanilln, oak notes and spring flowers. Nice high acidity and a beautiful understated finish with the exception of more pronounced minerality on the long set.

Photos of, an aerial photos of the vineyards with designations, branded oak barrel, a bottle in their tasting room Alnwick Castle Constantia of 1791 or 1809 from the Duke of Northumberland and tasting lounge area.
— 2 days ago

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Stark-Condé

Jonkershoek Valley Three Pines Unfined and Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ray S
9.5

Wow! Our server recommend this as a companion to the lamb we ordered. Or maybe I'm still on an adrenaline rush having dipped into the Zambezi just a few feet away from the edge of Victoria Falls. Either way... I want more! — 9 days ago