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Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon

Rustenberg, Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

R425

49 in stock

Notes

The name of this wine pays tribute to the man who recognized the potential of Rustenberg, and bought the farm in 1941, reuniting the property, restoring its buildings and investing in its potential to make world class wines. The oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on the estate is named the Peter Barlow block and consistently produces powerful, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that is given the best possible treatment in the cellar. Peter's family now continues his legacy. We recommend decanting this wine before serving.

Tasting notes:
So what about the 2011? The Peter Barlow 2011 impresses us with svelte tannins, rich glorious fruit, whilst the oaking adds to an impression of luxury and opulence. Drinking beautifully now the 2011 has incredible balance! There is delightful lift that serves as a perfect foil to any sense of largesse. All you are left with is a full seductive palate that lingers, but stays fresh and is everything that great modern Cabernet Sauvignon has to offer. This delicious wine is more approachable than the recent 2009 and 2010 vintages, but will none the less mature easily over 10 – 15 years. Best drunk 2017 – 2028 and beyond. Sure to garner top awards once rated. – James Pietersen (Jan 2017)

Vintage conditions:
Despite a dry Winter, there was plenty of water when required in the hot Summer months to get the vineyards to mature naturally without excessive irrigation. Good vineyard canopies allowed optimum light penetration for uniform ripening and development of good colour and flavour. At harvest, the berries came in at lovely low sugars due to cool conditions and were packed with flavour.

Analysis:
Alc: 14% TA: 5.8g/L pH: 3.57 RS: 2.8g/L
The name of this wine pays tribute to the man who recognized the potential of Rustenberg, and bought the farm in 1941, reuniting the property, restoring its buildings and investing in its potential to make world class wines. The oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on the estate is named the Peter Barlow block and consistently produces powerful, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that is given the best possible treatment in the cellar. Peter's family now continues his legacy. We recommend decanting this wine before serving.

Tasting notes:
So what about the 2011? The Peter Barlow 2011 impresses us with svelte tannins, rich glorious fruit, whilst the oaking adds to an impression of luxury and opulence. Drinking beautifully now the 2011 has incredible balance! There is delightful lift that serves as a perfect foil to any sense of largesse. All you are left with is a full seductive palate that lingers, but stays fresh and is everything that great modern Cabernet Sauvignon has to offer. This delicious wine is more approachable than the recent 2009 and 2010 vintages, but will none the less mature easily over 10 – 15 years. Best drunk 2017 – 2028 and beyond. Sure to garner top awards once rated. – James Pietersen (Jan 2017)

Vintage conditions:
Despite a dry Winter, there was plenty of water when required in the hot Summer months to get the vineyards to mature naturally without excessive irrigation. Good vineyard canopies allowed optimum light penetration for uniform ripening and development of good colour and flavour. At harvest, the berries came in at lovely low sugars due to cool conditions and were packed with flavour.

Analysis:
Alc: 14% TA: 5.8g/L pH: 3.57 RS: 2.8g/L
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Country

ZA

Region

Stellenbosch

Style

Red

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