Tim Atkin 95
This superb, ageworthy cuve´e of Cabernet Sauvignon with 5% cabernet franc hails from three vineyards on the Helderberg and one in the Polkadraai Hils. Violet and thyme aromas lead into a structured palate of cassis and dried herbs, with intense tannins and fine 75% new wood. 2023-35
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch has a little more delineation and precision than its Franschhoek counterpart, offering ebullient blackberry and briar mixed with a touch of dark chocolate. The lightly spiced palate is medium-bodied with better structure and good density and grip toward the dark-chocolate- and espresso-tinged finish. A classy and quite sophisticated Cabernet.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040