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Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2017

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From the cool mountain vineyards; a strongly flavoured, blackcurranty 100% Cab., given 60% new oak; a silky, classy palate, with layers of black fruit, backed by fine tannins. Cabernet here enjoys a long ripening period, excellent for aromatics: this isn’t picked until mid April, three months after the harvest starts in warm regions in the Cape. Now-2023

Cederberg, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cederberg, 2014

Product Code: CED717

Stone, Vine & Sun rating

Full Bodied

Rated 3 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: South Africa
  • Region: Cederberg
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14%
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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. The whites are mountain-fresh, with plentiful natural acidity.

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.

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