Nederburg Wines 2012 Winemaster's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Coastal Region) South Africa
Availability: BCLDB Stores
Date Tasted: July 23rd, 2014
Tasting Notes: Few Cabernet Sauvignon in the under $15 category produce as pleasant a nose as the Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve does. Vibrant blackberry, nibs candy and vanilla-coke aromas are supported by an even blanket of sweet, oak spice and blooming flowers. The palate is not quite as smooth, with the balance skewing a bit acidic, especially on the short finish, but there's good continuity from the nose in the form of ripe, juicy red fruit and oak flavours (though, more of the charred variety).
Needs a long decant to open up, though, ageing this wine would be for naught. Drink now-2016.
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