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Excelsior Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

Western Cape

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  • Gold, Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, 2023
  • 87pts, Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, 2023

The quality of wines coming from South Africa has never been better. The FT described them as "gorgeous, often underpriced". This is a fabulous, darkly spiced red - a rich, Reserve Cabernet made from the pick of the grapes. Dense cassis and plum.

The quality of wines coming from South Africa has never been better. The FT described them as "gorgeous, often underpriced". This is a fabulous, darkly spiced red - a rich, Reserve Cabernet made from the pick of the grapes. Dense cassis and plum.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Velvety ripe black fruit, rounded tannins, long spicy finish

Aroma

Ripe blackcurrant, plum and sweet spice, dried herbs

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Excelsior Heritage Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

More information

  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2029
  • Vegan

Critic Jancis Robinson MW was impressed by "the great strides that have been taken in red wine quality" in South Africa. After a tasting, she wrote, "Most of the reds I encountered were really delicious — with fine examples of Cabernet Sauvignon". This ace red is from the De Wet winery in Robertson. It's a 19th-century family estate with extensive plantings of Cabernet (nearly half their vineyards) and count themselves specialists of this grape. For the Heritage Reserve, winemaker Johann Stemmet searched out the finest, lowest-yield grapes from the limestone soils of this great region. Ageing nearly half the wine in French and American oak has lent a rich layer of spice to the dense notes of cassis. Open early and get the steak sizzling.

"Sophisticated. Silky soft yet big and bold. Dark fruits and spice with a huge length" 5-Star Online Review
For the 2021 vintage
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