89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Good full, deep red. Cassis, mocha, tobacco leaf and sweet oak scents on the nose. Supple, concentrated and nicely sweet, offering a creamier, more pliant texture than the cabernet franc. The flavors of dark raspberry, tobacco leaf and herbs are nicely framed on the finish by dusty tannins.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
About South Africa
South Africa has produced wines in the area of Cape Town since the 17th century, but the country's significant place in the U.S. market is far more recent. During the era of apartheid, trade sanctions imposed on imports from South Africa kept these wines out of the U.S. and many other markets, with the effect that local South African winemakers had little incentive to produce wines that could compete in a global setting...
Read More »
Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
Read More »