Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon


Edelrood Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 1991

Greg Ballington

Since @India Okoh was slaying it in Constantia visiting Klein Constantia, Groot Constantia and Eagle’s Nest Wines, I decided to find some aged South African wine to drown my sorrows.

Bought this on a whim. How often do you get a chance to 27 year old South African Bordeaux blend? Unless you know somebody probably almost never. We got lucky and found this in a liquor store in Johannesburg for R170.00 it around $11.00.

No seepage and capsule intact. The cork was a little depressed and no ullage issues. Upon opening the cork completely fell apart with a light brown edge and medium garnet core. Woody nose with a touch of black cherries, mulberries, cedar and damp spices. Solid acidity making your mouth pucker with a light plus to medium bodied. Aged palate with leather, dried cherries, cedar, damp forest floor and a tad tart in the medium finish. Very impressive for a 27 year old. Drink now.
— 19 days ago

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Thanks @Phil A and @Hugh O'Riordan wish I was back there already
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@Greg Ballington Greg Enjoy the rest of your fabulous trip and have a safe trip home. We’ll keep the IPA cold Cheers 🍷🍻🇨🇦
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@Phil A 🍻 and thank you!

Kanonkop Estate

Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Deep blackish red. Complex nose of cassis, tobacco, bellpepper, vanilla, cedar wood. Full-bodied, mouthfilling, palate confirms the nose, high alcohol, medium and lively acidity, medium+ but super soft tannins, also suprisingly high amount of minerality. Very long afterhall. Very nice drinking now but with a lot more to come. Ridiculous value for money! For just 35€ this wine is in a league similar to second cru bordeaux or the better napa valley cabs. (And also the first ever south african wine recieving 100/100 tim atkin pts! Get it while it‘s cheap 😅) — 12 days ago

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Believe this just got some insanely killer reviews. Need to try it out

Rust en Vrede

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Robin Gerber

Great wine for the price!!!! Will definitely drink again. — 6 days ago

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Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Beautiful colour- vibrant. Herbaceous aromas preside over the Cassis and oak - could pick this as Margaret River Cabernet. A strong wine in terms of likely longevity with a robust core. Elegance with power, cutting back on the ripe plush style of Cabernet often seen in the New World. I love Margaret River Cabernet and this is traditionally one of the best in the district. Every year Cape Mentelle have an International Cabernet Tasting and about 5 years ago they covered the 2009 vintage which was great in both Margaret River and also Bordeaux and other parts of the world. I went across to WA for it. My top 3 were this one, Woodlands and Chateau Palmer. Many years to go in the Cellar. — 6 days ago

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Unfined and Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

You would not initially think this was a South African wine as it lacks the typical unique earthiness you would usually detect. Instead this has a huge cherry bouquet. It’s overwhelming initially but mellows after breathing for an hour and becomes a very respectable effort. Dark and syrupy and unique in its own right. — 6 days ago

Diemersdal Estate

M.M. Louw Durbanville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

16.5+/20 (90+/100) Вино с ароматами кассиса, чёрного чая, шоколада и легкой нотой зеленого перца. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, чуть суховатыми танинами. Молодо, требует дальнейшей выдержки. #capewine2018 — a month ago

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Rupert & Rothschild (Anthonij Rupert & Benjamin de Rothschild)

Baron Edmond Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

An unexpectedly yummy Bordeaux blend from coastal South Africa. Real bang for buck—smoked cedar, dark cherries, that kind of thing. A little heavy on the oaky stuff, but it’s balanced by really strong fruit. I just don’t think of this blend for South Africa, and at this price. Thanks Dexter Wines for the rec. — 5 days ago

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Cape Classics Braai Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

I purchased this wine at a festival. I aged it for about a year and it’s was absolutely incredible. — 6 months ago


The Winemaster's Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Gorgeous with a lil scotch fillet! Recommend!!! — 8 days ago


Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Got this en primeur. 5 more bottles resting in the cupboard. Would suggest 1 every three years. This is an amazing vintage and well structured wine. — 12 days ago

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