Cederberg Five Generations Cab Sauv

Cederberg Five Generations Cab Sauv

R 640.00

A premium wine in the Cederberg range, only 5 600 bottles produced every year. The 18 months of maturation in new French oak has intensified the rich aromas of blackcurrant and cassis, layered with decadent dark chocolate and cherry tobacco. A velvety texture that lingers on the palate with a distinct blackcurrant aftertaste. A ripe tannin structure from the grapes hanging up to 18 days longer in the vineyard, gives this wine the potential to mature for many years to come.

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South-west
Glenrosa / Red slate
19 years, Cederberg ward
6.9 ha
6 t/ha
Extended Perold
Supplementary
CS 46 on Richter 99
1 March - 14 March 2017
25.0°B
Cold soak for 2 days before inoculation with selected yeast, a combination of punch down and pump over every 4-6 hours not exceeding 28°C, extended skin contact for 18 days; Barrel maturation: 100% New French oak 225l barrels for 18 months, medium and medium plus toast - medium and tight grain

Optimum drinking time: 5 - 12 years


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Alcohol 14.5% vol TA 5.9 g/l Sugar 3.2 g/l pH 3.6

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SAWi Awards '18 - Platinum: 100 points

Platter's SA Wine Guide '20: 4.5 – 2017 vintage
IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Tim Atkin '19 Report: 93 points – 2017 vintage
IWSC '19: Silver – 2017 vintage
Old Mutual Wine Trophy '19: Bronze – 2016 vintage Decanter World Wine Awards '19: Silver – 2016 vintage Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report '19: 90 points – 2016 vintage SAWi Awards '17 - Top Ranking Cabernet Sauvignon: 24th Position IWSC '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
Platter's SA Wine Guide '19: 4.5 Stars – 2016 vintage
Six Nations Wine Challenge '18: Double Gold – 2016 vintage Veritas '18: Silver – 2016 vintage
Tim Atkin '18: 93 – 2016 vintage
Cederberg and Lambertsbaai Wards Terroir Awards '18: Top Cabernet Sauvignon – 2016 vintage
Concours International des Cabernets '18: Gold – 2016 vintage Concours International des Cabernets '18: Gold – 2015 vintage Platter's SA Wine Guide '18: 4.5 stars – 2015 vintage