Nederburg Wines 2011 Manor House Cabernet Sauvignon (Paarl) South Africa
Availability: Speciality order via BCLDB
Date Tasted: February 28th, 2014
Tasting Notes: A refreshingly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon for the under $20 price-point that doesn't rely on intense sweetness and enhanced acidity to mask a lack of natural charm. The Manor House Cabernet offers a pleasing mixture of ripe berry fruit, mocha, smoky oak and allspice aromas. The palate has a hint of residual sugar, thus, not truly 'dry', and the fruit from the nose takes a back seat to the smoky oak and mineral flavours on offer while smooth, mannered tannins mingle with wild berry acidity adding structure. The finish is long with lingering citrus peel notes and spice. Drink now-2016.
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