Waterford, Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml 2017South Africa, Stellenbosch
Cabernet Sauvignon is the leading varietal on Waterford Estate, as selected by the terroir found on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. The well drained soils are very well suited to the growth of this varietal, driven by deep sandstone parent rocks and layered gravel with sporadic deposits of schist. The underlying clay in these soils help to buffer against the heat experienced in Stellenbosch during the summer months.
The Helderberg Mountain region is known to produce Cabernet Sauvignon characterised by earthy aromatics, well-textured tannins and fresh finishes. These are some of the factors that contribute towards the Helderberg area being particularly well known for longevity in their wines.
'Often among my favourite Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignons, this textbook Helderberg red was blended with 3% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc in 2017. Scented, refined and effortlessly dense and complex, with aromatic 30% new wood, mocha, cedarwood and cassis flavours and a long, balanced, herbal finish. 2022-29' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 95/100
'Waterford is owned by technology magnate Jeremy Ord with immensely experienced winemaker Kevin Arnold as managing partner. This boasts a wonderfully perfumed nose of rose and violets to go with red and black fruit, while the palate is pure and fresh with a lovely energy about it. Drinking Window 2020 - 2027.' – Decanter, 91/100
The Waterford Estate is located in Blaauwklippen Valley in Stellenbosch. Of their 120-hectares, only half is plated with vines to allow for the preservation of the natural fauna and flora found on the estate. Waterford is owned by the Ord Family with Kevin Arnold as the Cellar Master and Managing Director. Decades of experience at Delheim and Rust en Vrede led Kevin to the prime Waterford Estate on the slopes of the Helderberg, where after much research, he planted a basket of Mediterranean varieties.
|Blend information||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Drink to||Drink or cellar|
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