Vergelegen, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2008 Bottle size: 750mlSouth Africa, Stellenbosch
'89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Rounded, dry and tangy palate. Dense fruit, much less approachable than the 2010 but more complete than the 2009. Smooth.' – Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17+/20
'Exquisite spice, cedar and lead pencil 2008 with dashes Merlot, Cabernet Franc. Heady 14.6% alcohol in sync with seductive fruit, stately tannins. Poised 2007 (4 stars) was not as concentrated as this or 2006.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5*
'The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is blended with 3% each of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and sees 20 months in 60% new French oak. It has a pleasant bouquet of red fruit, bacon fat, dried blood and a touch of espresso. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly bitter entry, balsamic infused dark red fruit and a piquant finish that has adequate freshness. Fine.' – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, 88/100
|Technical analysis||RS: 2.1 g/L | TA: 5.6 g/L | PH: 3.5|
|Blend information||89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc|
|Body||Medium to full-bodied|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
|Producer information||Vergelegen has a 300 year history, dating back to 1 February 1700, when it was founded. Vergelegen (meaning ‘situated far away’), has changed through many owners since then, each of whom have shaped Vergelegen into what it is today. The 3,000 hectare estate is situated in one of the richest floral regions of the world and they practice sustainable farming and have various environmental projects.|
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