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South Africa, Stellenbosch


Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2013

Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2013 92 pts Tim Atkin MW

Food Accompaniments

Rib-eye steak, lamb chops

Awards, Reviews and other Notes

92 pts Tim Atkin MW 2017
Big, bold, serious and built to age in bottle, this is a compact, weighty Cabernet Sauvignon with 70% new oak, firmish tannins and a core of dark damson and cassis fruit complemented by notes of mocha, coffee bean and refreshing acidity. 2020-28.
92 pts Wine Advocate Issue #230 April 2017
The 2013 Peter Barlow, matured exactly the same as the 2012, comes from a much cooler season. It has a less intense bouquet, perhaps with fine delineation with blackberry, blueberry and melted tar aromas, developing quite complex dried violet petal aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, quite saline in the mouth with black fruit mixed with a subtle marine influence. It perhaps just needs a little more persistence on the finish, but otherwise I am intrigued to see how this will age. It might just have the edge over the 2012 Peter Barlow.

Winemaker Notes

The vines emerged from a cold, wet Winter and enjoyed even budding in the Spring of 2012. Strong winds in early Summer affected the yields and canopies of some varieties but cool and consistent weather in early 2013 resulted in later than usual ripening. The cool growing season meant the grapes reaching their flavour ripeness with low sugars resulting in medium-bodied, elegant wines being produced.

Chemical Analysis




14.5% alcohol by volume



Cabernet Sauvignon

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