Western Cape Cabernet Sauvignon

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.3

The winemaker from Cape Mentelle was touring through TX and stopped by Classic Wine Storage for a quick tasting.

Cool climate Cabernet from Australia. Coastal influence. This felt like a balance between left bank Bordeaux (leather, herbal) and Napa (ripe fruit). It was pretty tannic and one dimensional up front but after an hour it mellowed out and settled in to a nice Cabernet. “Only” 14ABV, which feels like a win from Australia. Plum, dark cocoa, ripe blackberry, cassis and a very “soft”/fuzzy finish that I was struggling to identify. Unique.
— 14 hours ago

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@Shay A @Bill Bender Certainly one of Margaret Rivers leading wineries for many years making great Cabernet and a couple of good whites. Now owned by French Luxury conglomerate LVMH. Every year they have an International Cabernet Tasting which involves around 24 Cabernets from around the world. Always includes Bordeaux First and Second Growths, some Super Tuscans and Californians like Shafer and Far Niente. The hosts Cab always shows well even in this company.
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Also probably the best Zinfandel in Australia.
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@Bob McDonald LVMH have slowly become a wine monster.

Cape Mentelle

Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2017

Shay A
9.0

The winemaker from Cape Mentelle was touring through TX and stopped by Classic Wine Storage for a quick tasting.

This was served too cold at first. It was like biting in to an underripe Granny Smith Apple. Lots of tartness with a touch of sweetness. Grapefruit and melon showed up after it warmed in the glass. Finish rounded out too.
— 14 hours ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

A nice crisp white that is the perfect poolside sipper. This wine was served on ice, yet is MUCH better after it warms and shows more complexity. Lemon and lime tart. A little honeysuckle. Very nice and a bit simplistic, this wine doesn't require much, except that you enjoy it!
9.0

Mulderbosch

Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

Bärig, mycket frisk smak med inslag av mogna jordgubbar, hallon och blodapelsin. Serveras vid 8-10°C till sallader, till rätter av fisk eller kyckling eller som sällskapsdryck. — an hour ago

Tokara

Director's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Vintage 2015 / 71 cabernet sauvignon 15 merlot 4 Malbec 7 petit verdot 3 cabernet franc / 22 mnd barrel aging — 11 days ago

Willem, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Striking fresh ripe black currant at the start, with dryer tobacco notes from the glass, cranberry from the close up and an amazing evolution — 2 days ago

Mulderbosch

Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc 2014

AP
9.2

What a lovely SB for the price. Crisp and bright - really enjoyed this one. — 4 days ago

Escapades

Coastal Region Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

89/100pts, 4⭐. 2014 blend of 50% CS, 40% Shiraz, 10% Malbec in 12 month oaking. Cape vineyards, South Africa.

Dark purplish.
Arresting espresso aromas in cinnamon cloud.
Lively acidity tingling an all exciting palate of ham & sour forest berries notes, with fresh spicy tannins integated in med+ body.
Playful bitter liquorice flavor on long finish.

💬Fascinating red blend ticking all good New World boxes. 2014 drinks till 2025 nicely."Escapades" is a joint venture of 3 Greek winemakers in the Western Cape.
— 7 days ago

Spier

21 Gables Cabernet Sauvigon 2015

Great acidity and minerality. The RS sneaks in there but very balanced. — 3 days ago

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Cape Heights

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Very nice wine at this price point! Had at Tinto VB. Very balanced wine with decent structure. Fruit from South Africa. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite some poor reviews of earlier vintages I encourage you to give the 2016 a try. Great QPR! — 4 days ago

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Anthonij Rupert

Protea Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Medium purple colored. Very interesting South African 🇿🇦 wine- Espresso, blackberry, eucalyptus and baking spices. Loads of black, juicy fruit with a floral finish. — 25 days ago

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