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Aristea Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, 2016

Aristea Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch, 2016

Lot: 1060 Supplier: ARISTEA Country/Region: South Africa /Stellenbosch Major Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

For me, this wine is the star of the show. I loved the 2015, but I think their 2016 is even better-and I can't wait to see the 2017 next year! Intensely coloured, it has aromas of dark fruits, blackcurrants, smoky creosote notes with a meaty edge. It is smooth on the palate with a juicy acidity. Fine in texture, it is medium bodied with flavours of fresh blackcurrants, crushed raspberries, dark chocolate and vanilla leading to a succulent and moreish finish. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were picked on March 14 and 22, destemmed, crushed into open top fermenters and left to cold soak for twelve hours. After fermentation, the wine was racked into barrels for malolactic fermentation and matured for eighteen months, using a classic combination of a third new, a third one-year-old and a third two-year-old French oak barrels.

Red
Red
Will develop, has cellaring potential.
Will develop, has cellaring potential.
Medium Oak
Medium Oak
Medium Concentration
Medium Concentration
Less than 100 cs avail.
Less than 100 cs avail.
Maturity
6
Drinkability
8
Sweetness
0

$326.00 Case: 6 bottles Size: 750ml Price per bottle: $54.33

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