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Braai

Braai
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Braai
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and toasted coconut with an vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an intricate, long blackberry preserve, bramble thicket, and peppery spice finish with chewy, earthy, silky tannins and moderate oak. A regal Bordeaux style blend from the Western cape; lay some down for later if you can resist not drinking it now.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: dark chocolate and toasted coconut
Taste Flavor: blackberry preserve, bramble thicket, and peppery spice
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A regal Bordeaux style blend from the Western cape; lay some down for later if you can resist not drinking it now.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.