Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon

Cape Winemakers Guild (Louis Strydom)

Ernie Els CWG Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington
9.1

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Ernie Els Cape Winemakers Guild.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Sixteenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the fifth red wine. This is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz and 10% Cinsault by Louis Strydom from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of eighteen months prior to blending and bottling. Only 200 cases produced with 60 being auctioned in 2018 and 60 auctioned in 2017.

Medium to deep ruby red in appearance. Coated with dark spices and berries on the nose with a touch of gravel at the back end. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. A bit savory on the front of the palate with herbs, spices and some dried cherries. Dry and long finish. Still a very young wine that needs some age to develop. Drink till 2032.

$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R3,957.00 ($46.54 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle) and lowest bid was R3,400.00 ($39.99 a bottle). (91+)

#ernieels #cabernetsauvignon #shiraz #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— 2 months ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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Kanonkop Estate

Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

16.5/20 (90/100) Аромат варенья из чёрной смородины и черники, шоколада и заметным травянистым тоном. Тельное с интенсивными, вяжущими танинами. Ягодное во вкусе. Мощно, молодо, но «зелень» мешает. — 10 days ago

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Rust en Vrede

Coenie Snyman Cape Winemakers Guild CWG Auction Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington
9.2



Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Seventeenth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the sixth red wine. This is made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot by Coenie Snyman from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of twenty-two months prior to bottling. Only 53 cases of 750 ml produced with 36 being auctioned in 2018. Additionally there were 13 cases of magnums with 10 being auctioned in 2018.

Dark and deep garnet with with a little bit of ruby in the core. Lovely nose with layers of vanilla, cinnamon, cedar, earth and black currants. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and full bodied. A bit of wood and earth on the palate with some chalky gravel, black currants and cassis. Long and lingering dry finish. Drink till 2030.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,778.00 ($79.78 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R7,600.00 ($89.40 a bottle) and lowest bid was R6,400.00 ($75.28 a bottle).

#rustenvrede #cabernetsauvignon #shiraz #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— 2 months ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Greg Ballington
9.0

@Delectable Wine this is the 2015 Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia.

Our first time every at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and we will make sure to come back! (Tasting was on 9/28/18).

Twentieth wine at the Friday Auction Tasting for the Cape Winemakers Guild and the ninth red wine. This is made up of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot by Gary Jordan from the Stellenbosch region. Aged for a total of 24 months in 85% new French oak barrels prior to bottling. Only 69 cases produced with 44 being auctioned in 2018.

Dark garnet red with a touch of ruby. A bit dirty on the nose with leather, baking spices and dark cherries. Needs a bit of time to open up on the nose. Medium plus tannins (7/10) and medium plus body. Gritty on the palate with some earthiness, cinnamon and dark berries. Long finish. Drink till 2028.

$$$ - Tasted at the Cape Winemakers Auction. Average bid at auction was R6,086.00 ($71.59 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R6,600.00 ($77.63 a bottle) and lowest bid was R5,800.00 ($68.22 a bottle).

#jordan #sophia #cabernetsauvignon #merlot #stellenbosch #southafrica #cwgauction #cwg #redwine
— 2 months ago

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Thelema Mountain Vineyards

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonkers. Red fruits, graphite, gum Smoke, red currants,m. Still at a plateaus. — 2 days ago

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Iona

One Man Band Elgin Red Blend 2014

Needs a few years to develope. Tannins a bit scattered.
Aroma: Shirazzy black pepper, plum, blackberry, herbal, black fruits, undergrowth
Taste: fruit forward, medium bodies, smooth and creamy, silky. Not much oak taste or aromas. Very prevalent notes of cassis and red fruits.
— 12 days ago

Peel Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Marvellous complexity
All you wish to find in a cab sauv, just lacking some elegance maybe and it is not super long, but from the Peel region in WA and from a 35yo wine you can’t expect more
Fair dinkum I dare to say too🤣🤣
— 2 days ago

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Rustenberg

Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

16.5/20 (90/100) Аромат спелых ягод черники и чёрной смородины, макового зерна и шоколада. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, вяжущими танинами. Мощно, даже грубовато. — 10 days ago

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Domaine des Dieux

Sauvignon Blanc

Silvia's Wine
9.3

A different Sauvignon. Still very aromatic, but buttery and dense like a properly aged Chard. — 3 days ago

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Vasse Felix

Filius Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
8.9

In general, I’ve always felt while the Aussie cabs are good, they don’t truly represent the varietal that I love. This is no exception. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, with very interesting notes of lavender, violets and red cherries, which transition to the palate. Just that it’s not typical, and I regret, but in some things, I loathe change. It has a delicate weight, but lacks that fleshy mouthfeel I have come to expect. The wood treatment also imparts a new angle as it tastes like cedar - not bad, just unfamiliar. After mildly spitting my pacifier out, it’s now firmly back in place, since I paid $25 per. It’s an interesting departure, but maybe not for “true” cab lovers. — 21 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

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Clive McNish

Clive McNish

Good comment, I agree, Aussie cabs can be tough to love, for me often sour and disjointed even at the top end.