2012 Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon "Stellenbosch"
Winery: Neil Ellis
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stellenbosch"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: South Africa
Cases produced: 500
KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: April 6, 2016
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa opens with a blackberry bouquet with hints of black olive and black raspberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a classic South African style. It displays a pleasant boysenberry and black licorice blend with notes of minerality and cedar. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors linger for a bit. I would pair this Cab with Texas-style barbecued beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Medium red, purple in colour, the wine has tones of blackcurrant, violet and cedar aromas with touches of mint. The rich, ripe opulent but youthful palate has plummy fruit, a background of new oak and fine tannins.
Organic status: not organic
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