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Piekenierskloof, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

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Piekenierskloof, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

From low-yielding bush vines, a powerful, well-oaked (30% new barrels) Cabernet which over-delivers: all woodsmoke, blackcurrant and spice. Perfect for a hearty lamb casserole. Now-2024 

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Piekenierskloof, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

ColourRed

RegionPiekenierskloof

GrowerPiekenierskloof

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2020

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePIK520

Style

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Piekenierskloof

South Africa

For years I had been hearing about Piekenierskloof – not as a wine producer but as a source of grapes for numerous other winemakers, young and old.

I didn’t realise that Piekenierskloof wasn’t just a ward (the smallest geographical unit in the South African regional classification) but one large estate, formerly a...

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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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Piekenierskloof, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

From low-yielding bush vines, a powerful, well-oaked (30% new barrels) Cabernet which over-delivers: all woodsmoke, blackcurrant and spice. Perfect for a hearty lamb casserole. Now-2024 

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