Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet is the undisputed king of the wine jungle and he holds court is in Stellenbosch, judging by the dominance of Oak City in our list of top ten terroir tipples.

Tasting Notes

Top Ten Terroir Cabernet Sauvignons

1.) Arendsig, 2011, Robertson

Brambles and cassis, sweet and sour fruit creamy palate, fresh.

2.) Brennaissance King of Clubs, 2009, Stellenbosch

World class cabernet: chocolate and chalk, spicy deluxe.

3.) Glen Carlou, 2008, Paarl

Dense and intense, blackcurrants, lingering…

4.) Kleine Zalze Family Reserve, 2007, Stellenbosch

Tobacco spicy, peppery red and black fruits with intense sucrosity.

5.) Namaqua Wines Spencer Bay, 2008, Namaqualand

Dried stone fruit with chocolaty nose, sweet spice, dried bell peppers. Complex, round and mouth filling, grippy.

6.) Rustenberg Peter Barlow, 2007, Stellenbosch

Intense elegance, cassis and minerals.  Catherine Deneuve elegance.

7.) Springfield Methode Ancienne, 2004, Robertson

Remarkably fresh still bursting with red and stone fruit, tobacco spice and huge length.

8.) Stark-Condé Three Pines, 2009, Stellenbosch

Intense floral, cassis and red stone fruit chutney.

9.) Thelema The Mint, 2009, Stellenbosch

Tangy berry fruit silky palate, oh, and there’s some mint.

10.) Windfall, 2009, Robertson

Fresh and light as a feather.  Spicy red fruit, plums with mineral undertones.  Remarkable.