Four South African Cabernet Sa

Four South African Cabernet Sauvignons to enjoy

OVER THE BARREL | Four South African Cabernet Sauvignons to enjoy

Four South African Cabernet Sa

Cabernet Sauvignon is recognised as the world’s greatest red wine grape variety. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country in a diverse spectrum of climates.

Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognised through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

In South Africa it is the most planted red wine grape variety and is found mainly in Stellenbosch and Paarl.

Serve with red meats like lamb and beef, game birds or rich meaty casseroles!

Always have a bottle handy at a braai!

Four South African choices to enjoy with friends and family:

Cabernet Sauvignon Ernie Els



Ernie Els – Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Stellenbosch

Winemaker Louis Strydom always makes wines with wonderful depth and elegance – and this is no exception. Tobacco notes combine  generously with red fruits and a perfect balance of tannins. Lovely pure fruit flavours are harmoniously combined with a perfect amount of oak! Can keep for a couple years more.

Cabernet Sauvignon Allesverloren

Allesverloren Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Swartland

Rich and full bodied with dark fruit. Smokiness and a dry finish make this a great value Cab/Sauv.

Cabernet Sauvignon Warwick

Warwick Estate – The First Lady 2009, Stellenbosch

Silky and very juicy. Dark fruits on the nose with wonderful lashings of tannin. Blackberries and cassis collide to give a full bodied Cabernet extravaganza. Lovely!

Cabernet Sauvignon GC1

Glen Carlou – Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Paarl

Dark berries and great oak structure makes this a lovely drinker. Has all the potential to age a bit more but can be enjoyed straight away. Earthy and dark chocolate flavours lingers long after the glass is finished.  Bring on the rump steaks!


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