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Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2021

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Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2021

"Fynbos vibrancy with hedgerow berries and subtle oak aromatics. Rounded, succulent with ripe black cherry and gentle vegetal nuance. 91/100. Silver", 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards "Precise focus and varietal definition.... Read More

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Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2021

ColourRed

RegionCederberg

GrowerCederberg

Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

Vintage2021

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCED721

Style

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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Decanter provides authoritative content, independent advice and our wine's recently featured in their top 5 (out of 149!).

The panel is made up of 3 experts: Jane Anson, Matt Walls & Matthew Luczy.

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Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2021

"Fynbos vibrancy with hedgerow berries and subtle oak aromatics. Rounded, succulent with ripe black cherry and gentle vegetal nuance. 91/100. Silver", 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards

"Precise focus and varietal definition. Mineral-earth platform, refined tannins,ethereal choc-mint and rosepetal nuances to core of blackcurrnat fruit", Platter's 2024 Wine Guide.

A well-constructed Cabernet (15 months in 40% 1st fill, 45% 2nd fill and 15% 3rd fill French oak barrels): pure black fruit with vanilla notes. Lots of drive. Great with grilled beef. Now-2028

This is made by David Nieuwoudt, who took over the amazing Cederberg estate from his father in 1997. The vineyards here are the highest in the Cape at 1100-1150 metres up in the Cederberg mountains. Good natural rainfall, around 550-600mm, cool temperatures (occasionally snow-showers in winter), with plenty of wind, mean that Cederberg enjoys a near perfect climate, in particular a long ripening period oerfect for Cabernet.

Not content with the efforts he has made at Cederberg - for example the new plantings into the hard shale slopes - he has also bought land in windswept Elim in the far south of the country on slate and granitic soils. He has branded his wines from there Ghost Corner, the name sailors used to give to nearby Cape Agulhas, the most southerly point of Africa.

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

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