K.W.V. Cathedral Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paarl) South Africa
Availability: BCLDB stores
Tasting Notes: A really decent South African Cabernet Sauvignon. The appearance was concentrated purple. The nose had heavy cassis and light smokiness with notes of leather and chocolate. The cassis continued on the palate with notes of nibs. The tannins were medium plus and the finish was medium minus. Generally this cab sauv. is smooth with good fruit concentration and a beautifully complex nose. I would have liked to have a longer finish but the overall this wine was very nice.
South Africa is making some very nice cab sauv. but we see only a few decent ones in the BCLDB. SA is also getting a good reputaion for their bordeaux style blends. I've only seen a few but think I need to dig deeper. I've read a lot about the wine maker Eben Sadie and would really like to try some of his wines as he is getting a reputation as an innovator. Hopefully I come across some. HC