Nederburg

Paarl Cabernet Sauvignon

8.717 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Paarl, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mark Flesher

Served going to a bunch of experienced palates. Was getting quite a few old Napa Cab guesses, some that were thinking it could have been either Australian Shirazzie or Washington Syrah. Shay mentioned it was likely a warmer climate, so he got that. I completely understand pretty much all of those guesses is this one seemed to have a little bit of a roasted black fruit, clove, barbecue kind of character to it. With salted kettle chips it definitely brought the barbecue and grilled character out. This wine still had plenty of depth and a lot of character displaying a surprising amount of pepper on the finish. In their youth, these have an insane amount of tannin despite being rather on the medium-bodied side, and I really was not experiencing that here. Much improved, smoother, tannins have fully integrated. Optimal time to consume this was probably three or four years ago but in my opinion it was doing quite well today.

Served going to a bunch of experienced palates. Was getting quite a few old Napa Cab guesses, some that were thinking it could have been either Australian Shirazzie or Washington Syrah. Shay mentioned it was likely a warmer climate, so he got that. I completely understand pretty much all of those guesses is this one seemed to have a little bit of a roasted black fruit, clove, barbecue kind of character to it. With salted kettle chips it definitely brought the barbecue and grilled character out. This wine still had plenty of depth and a lot of character displaying a surprising amount of pepper on the finish. In their youth, these have an insane amount of tannin despite being rather on the medium-bodied side, and I really was not experiencing that here. Much improved, smoother, tannins have fully integrated. Optimal time to consume this was probably three or four years ago but in my opinion it was doing quite well today.

Jan 4th, 2020
Alex Palmer

Light and flavourful, excellent with pizza!

Light and flavourful, excellent with pizza!

Jun 15th, 2018
Riaan Von Rönge

First bottle was ok

First bottle was ok

Mar 11th, 2015
Riaan Von Rönge

Older wine
Not all the bottles were great but still drinkable

Older wine
Not all the bottles were great but still drinkable

Mar 10th, 2015
Riaan Von Rönge

Older
Dies quickly
Don't let it breathe

Older
Dies quickly
Don't let it breathe

Mar 10th, 2015
John Bennett

Way too old. Very off nose, Mouldy taste. Old school crap.
;)

Way too old. Very off nose, Mouldy taste. Old school crap.
;)

Sep 5th, 2014
Hylton Heeld

Brick red, lovely nose of mint chocolate and even hints of licorice. Balanced but faded palate of berries. Almost as good as the '89 a few weeks ago. Surprising how well these cheap and cheerful Nederburgs have lasted. Went very well with chocolate pear cake.

Brick red, lovely nose of mint chocolate and even hints of licorice. Balanced but faded palate of berries. Almost as good as the '89 a few weeks ago. Surprising how well these cheap and cheerful Nederburgs have lasted. Went very well with chocolate pear cake.

May 17th, 2014
Blaise Barbeau

Belle trouvaille de mon Amoureuse aujourd'hui. Bon vino de l'Afrique du Sud. Cheers et bon samedi soir!

Belle trouvaille de mon Amoureuse aujourd'hui. Bon vino de l'Afrique du Sud. Cheers et bon samedi soir!

Nov 2nd, 2013
Riaan Von Rönge

Not cracked yet
Lol

Not cracked yet
Lol

Mar 11th, 2015
Riaan Von Rönge

Also waiting to be opened

Also waiting to be opened

Mar 11th, 2015