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South Africa, Stellenbosch

Rustenberg

Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

4 ½ Stars 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Lovely example of a Stellenbosch cab 17 (93 pts), has all classic trimmings, generous dark berry fragrance, subtle oak spice (20% new), sweet flesh, freshness & approachable dense tannin grip. None of such power as to spoil current enjoyment, ageing will also reward.



Winemaker Notes

The Winter of 2016 was dry but cold as drought conditions persisted in the Western Cape. Despite the drought, a warm, dry spring and little wind meant that there was little disease pressure and little stress on the vineyards beyond the heat. Harvest started slightly earlier than usual but was 10 days later than the record early start of the 2016 vintage. Careful use of irrigation to offset the dry drought conditions and cold nights experienced during the first four months of the year resulted in superb quality, and wonderful acidity, colour and flavour concentration in the wines. Indications are that 2017 will be an excellent vintage with plenty of potential to age well.

The wine shows typical Cabernet Sauvignon flavour and aroma profiles of dark berries and tobacco with a well-structured and lengthy palate.



Chemical Analysis

Price

SKU

Varietal

14% alcohol by volume

$21.99

16281

Cabernet Sauvignon


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