Waterford Estate

The Jem Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.311 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Mourvedre, Barbera
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Goose, Game, Veal, Blue Cheese, Onion
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Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Forth red wine on the wine drive at Waterford. This is the flagship bottling at the Waterford Estate. Deep ruby red with slightly lighter edges. Interesting nose with violets, black raspberries, light olives and some red cherries. Medium plus to heavy tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Needs a little bit of time to integrate. Layered palate with dark berries, spices, sweet spices too, pepper and graphite. Very dry and long finish. Drink from 2018 till 2028.

A blend of as many of the 11 varietals grown on the estate, this specific bottling is made up of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Barbera and 2% Sangiovese. Aged for 21 months in 25% new French oak barrels and only 56 barrels produced or around 1,400 cases.

Forth red wine on the wine drive at Waterford. This is the flagship bottling at the Waterford Estate. Deep ruby red with slightly lighter edges. Interesting nose with violets, black raspberries, light olives and some red cherries. Medium plus to heavy tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Needs a little bit of time to integrate. Layered palate with dark berries, spices, sweet spices too, pepper and graphite. Very dry and long finish. Drink from 2018 till 2028.

A blend of as many of the 11 varietals grown on the estate, this specific bottling is made up of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Merlot, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Barbera and 2% Sangiovese. Aged for 21 months in 25% new French oak barrels and only 56 barrels produced or around 1,400 cases.

Dec 19th, 2017
Manjiry Tamhane

2011. Absolutely stunning rich dark fruits, black cherry, plum with added depth of vanilla and cigar. Delightful

2011. Absolutely stunning rich dark fruits, black cherry, plum with added depth of vanilla and cigar. Delightful

Aug 15th, 2020
Bernie Tenenbaum

Fabulous!

Fabulous!

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