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Cederberg, V Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cederberg, V Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

The top red here, based on a barrel selection from one parcel of vines producing small berries. The grapes are given lots of extraction - punch downs and pump overs and extended skin contact - and 100% new barrels, but it’s never just an... Read More

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ColourRed

RegionCederberg

GrowerCederberg

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2018

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeCED918

Our Rating

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Cederberg

South Africa

The redoubtable David Nieuwoudt took over the Cederberg estate from his father in 1997.

We first visited David in 2003, when he was in the midst of his planting programme, and have worked with him ever since then.

The Cederberg vineyards here are 1100-1150 metres up in the Cederberg mountains, most of them on dramatic shale slopes. Good natural rainfall,...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prestigious red grape?

Origins

  • Bordeaux region, as a natural cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc (established 1997 by DNA analysis)
  • Was known as Vidure or Petit-Vidure
  • Spread throughout left bank of Bordeaux, supplanting white grapes

Characteristics   

  • Fairly easy to grow: hardy, buds...
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Cederberg, V Generations Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

The top red here, based on a barrel selection from one parcel of vines producing small berries. The grapes are given lots of extraction - punch downs and pump overs and extended skin contact - and 100% new barrels, but it’s never just an oaky blockbuster. Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, 97/100 and Best in Show: “the altitude can surely be read in the freshness of its blackcurrant fruits and their near-leafy charm. Those fruits drive through the palate with remarkable purity, length and, once again, freshness.” Now-2026

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