Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon

Ernie Els

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A classic Cabernet blend nose of Cassis, black currant and lead pencil. Lovely on the medium weight palate - beautiful balance with chocolate, blackberry and mocha. Easy to drink with totally resolved velvety tannins. Easily the standard of a top classed growth Bordeaux without the longevity. Drinking beautifully now. A blend of 60%Cabernet Sauvignon; 25% Merlot; 5% Petit Verdot; 5% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc. I bought this at the cellar door in Stellenbosch back in 2012. I have never seen it available for sale in Australia. Always admired Ernie as a golfer and I must say this wine matches the “Big Easy” ability as a golfer. Winemaker: Louis Strydom. — 19 days ago

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Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

At a Stellekaya wine tasting. — 3 days ago

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Glenelly Estate

Lady May Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot 2020

A great blend that delivers a smooth finish grapes picked fro the highest slopes from the famous Stellenbosch region of western cape. I highly recommend this wine as a first choice. — 10 days ago


Oude Nektar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Huge day tasting in Stellenbosch, so no complete notes; ripe red and black fruit, earth, a bit of barnyard; very good — 10 days ago

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Whicher Ridge

Elevation Geographe Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Seriously if you haven’t visited Whicher Ridge Wines and their sensory garden yet, pop it on the to do list for 2020 when you next head down south from Perth. We visited in 2015 and still look back on what a great spot it is.

Plus their wines are 👌

This here is a new release - the Whicher Ridge ‘Elevation’ 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. A big thanks to Cathy for sending us over this sample to try.

I convinced my red wine loving Dad to help out with the tasting note for this one.

In the glass it’s a deep garnet red shade. The nose is an interesting mix of fruit and savoury. It made me think of blackcurrants and berries with charcuterie, sweet spices, black olives and dark chocolate. While in the mouth it coats the mouth with flavour and is very approachable now but will age well too as it has sturdy acids and tannin in there. It’s full of berries - blue and black berries, boysenberries and a hint of tobacco.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 2 days ago

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Three Pines Jonkershoek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Dense ruby. Need decanting for a couple of hours to show potential. Beautiful nose of dark-red fruits, a bit of mint, and a hint of pencil-shavings. Strangely, didn’t detect a lot of oak, despite being 70% new. Full bodied, medium-plus acidity, and gripping tannins. Powerful and elegant at the same time. Will probably get better with another 3-5 years of bottle age. Good value compared to Bordeaux. Will stock up some more. 92 — 20 days ago


The Garland Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Huge day of tasting in Stellenbosch, so no complete tasting notes; complex and full bodied with notes of soy sauce — 12 days ago

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Thelema Mountain Vineyards

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


So many #southafrican #southafricanwine even if they say they are a different varietal, seem like they have pinotage. — 12 days ago

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Elgin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Bold and brassy. Well balanced and cute its own trail. — 5 hours ago


Classic Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Always like this one. — 12 days ago