Waterford Estate

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

9.168 ratings
9.04 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

Third red wine on the wine drive at Waterford. Deep ruby red in appearance. A bit mute with dark flowers, chalkiness and spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Solid acidity throughout with notes of dark berries, spices and minerality. A touch bitter too. Long finish. This was given a little bit of air before the drive, it needs more. Drink from 2019 till 2029. (90+)

Made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Merlot. Aged for 18 months in 34% new French oak and 182 barrels produced.

Third red wine on the wine drive at Waterford. Deep ruby red in appearance. A bit mute with dark flowers, chalkiness and spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Solid acidity throughout with notes of dark berries, spices and minerality. A touch bitter too. Long finish. This was given a little bit of air before the drive, it needs more. Drink from 2019 till 2029. (90+)

Made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and 4% Merlot. Aged for 18 months in 34% new French oak and 182 barrels produced.

Dec 20th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Third wine at the Reserve Tasting at Waterford with Justin. Dark ruby core with garnet edges. Quite green on the nose with jalapeños and bell peppers followed by some herbal notes, chalk and cherries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus body. Layered palate with dark berries, green peppers and spices that have a long finish. Drink till 2021.

Made up of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and 4,675 cases produced.

Third wine at the Reserve Tasting at Waterford with Justin. Dark ruby core with garnet edges. Quite green on the nose with jalapeños and bell peppers followed by some herbal notes, chalk and cherries. Medium tannins (6/10) and medium plus body. Layered palate with dark berries, green peppers and spices that have a long finish. Drink till 2021.

Made up of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 20 months in French oak barrels and 4,675 cases produced.

Dec 19th, 2017
Shirish Bhide

Tobacco, black fruits. Complex layers and medium+ finish.

Tobacco, black fruits. Complex layers and medium+ finish.

Jan 4th, 2016
javier

Pure delicious South African wine

Pure delicious South African wine

Aug 21st, 2017
yan ho
9.1

with Jon and Ho family, Zambia, Toka Leya, July 2017

with Jon and Ho family, Zambia, Toka Leya, July 2017

Jul 23rd, 2017
Karen McDonald

Great example of what I think of as a typical South African red - smoky, spicy, smooth. Yum!

Great example of what I think of as a typical South African red - smoky, spicy, smooth. Yum!

Jul 16th, 2017
Eckhard Garbers

Very pleasant nose with cedar, pine and mint notes. Palate shows very well developed C-S with very little tannins. Quite easy drinker, nice chocolaty velvety with little bitter notes. Even though only 4 years old, it will probably not get much better, good to drink now.

Very pleasant nose with cedar, pine and mint notes. Palate shows very well developed C-S with very little tannins. Quite easy drinker, nice chocolaty velvety with little bitter notes. Even though only 4 years old, it will probably not get much better, good to drink now.

Jul 15th, 2017
Gustavo Nogueira

Strong, consistent and elegant. To my taste, on a par with established powerhouses of the South African wine scene. And a beautiful wine estate to boot.

Strong, consistent and elegant. To my taste, on a par with established powerhouses of the South African wine scene. And a beautiful wine estate to boot.

Feb 28th, 2017
Robb Pinkerton

Nice full bodied wine. Nice cab.

Nice full bodied wine. Nice cab.

Jan 8th, 2017
Maureen Sande

This....is a good wine.

This....is a good wine.

Jan 5th, 2017