Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R400.00

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The wine is complex, showing blackcurrants, spice, ripe plums and attractive wood aromas and flavours. It is full and rich with prominent tannins that bode well for future ageing.

 

Best served with fillet, rib eye or lamb grilled over the coals.

ORIGIN

The grapes were selected from Vergelegen’s Rooiland and Stonepine vineyards. These vineyards are all north to northwest facing, with granite, Hutton and Clovelly soils. Vines were planted 4000 to the hectare.

 

VINIFICATION

The Cabernet was fermented in open and closed tanks at high temperatures (28-32°C) and pumped over every 6 hours to maximize colour and tannin extraction.  The wine spent 18 months in barrel; 40% new oak from coopers Taransaud, Darnajou and Sylvain.

 

COMPOSITION

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

 

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 14%
RS          2.9 g/l
TA          5.9 g/l
pH          3.64

 

MATURATION

Accessible now but will reward further maturation in bottle.

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  • Platter – ’92 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 

  • Atkin – 92
  • Platter – ’94 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

  • Atkin – 91
  • Platter – ’94 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 

  • Atkin – 92
  • Martin – 90
  • Platter – ’93 – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  • Tanzer –  92
  • Atkin – 93
  • Martin – 90
  • Platter – 4½ stars

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

  • Tanzer – 90
  • Martin – 91

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 

  • Atkin – 93

Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  • Tanzer – 91
  • Atkin – 93
  • Martin – 91

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