Metzer Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Traditional Price €34
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This is an unmistakably South African Cabernet Sauvignon from an unmistakably South African winemaker.

It’s from the Helderberg sub-region of Stellenbosch, 45 minutes south-east of Cape Town.

And made by Wade Metzer, one of the up-and-coming names in South African wine.

The vineyards sit between the towering Helderberg Mountains and beautiful False Bay, and you can taste these extreme influences in the wine.

The blend is dominated by Cabernet with a small dollop of Shiraz and Cinsault - you get loads of bright blackberry and cassis from the Cab, the Cinsault adds aromatics while the Shiraz gives meatiness and spice.

If you want to taste top-end, authentic Cabernet the way it should taste, from a winemaker at the absolute top of his craft, you owe it to yourself to give this a try.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Shiraz, 3% Cinsault

Country

South Africa

Region of origin

Helderberg

Appellation

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

14.5

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

15 months

Type of Oak

French, 30% new oak

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

25 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

150m

Soil type(s)

Soils derived from granite and sandstone

Closure Type

Diam cork

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

10 years

Ideal drinking window

2020 - 2028

My good friend Johan Kruger introduced us - they did a harvest together at Jordan Winery in 2003. Johan said he was struck by Wade’s passion and talent at the time… and his incredible focus.

Read more about Wade.

Slow braised Karoo lamb shank with garlic mash and gremolata

 

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David Shiel (Athlone)
Just so really really good

Had no idea of this cab when it arrived. Hugely surprised with subtle, ready to drink flavour. I guess I’m waiting for the strong, not quite sure if I really enjoy it taste, which I’ve experienced with French or other cabs.
This is in category of buy 6-12 bottles, have it ready for dinner with friends and barbecues. It’s a great wine. Totally unexpected.

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