Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R850
In stock
(Only 5 left)
97
DEC
'Wonderfully dark-fruited, savoury and restrained, with black fruits, graphite, smoke and polished saddle leather. The fruit is defined, with good savoury charm and fine tannins with a sweet-sour tangy acidity, and a creamy rich finish.' – Decanter World Wine Awards, 97/100 (Platinum)

'Usual dark berries, savoury tones of this single-vineyard expression evident in 2018’s cassis & olive profile. Broad-shouldered 14.9% alcohol well handled, ripe fruit soaking up 80% new oak, enlivened by fine tannin seam. Crafted for 6+ years cellaring before ready.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (93/100)

'"The most modern Cabernet Sauvignon we've ever made," according to winemaker Morné Vrey, this comes from a mixture of older and younger vines on the estate. Fresh and elegant, despite its 14.9% alcohol, this has grassy, refined aromatics, cassis and red cherry fruit, spicy 80% new wood and engaging palate length. Drink 2022-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2020, 93/100

'Owned by London-based diamond-industry kingpin Laurence Graff, this Stellenbosch property offers luxury accommodation, restaurants and a wide range of fine wines including this Cabernet. Red and black fruit plus some attractive herbal character on the nose, then a medium-bodied palate with fresh acidity and fine tannins. Drinking Window 2020 - 2026.' – Decanter, 91/100
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 14.5%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating DEC 97
Technical analysis RS: 3.2 g/L | TA: 5.7 g/L | PH: 3.38
Producer information The Delaire Graff Estate, surrounded by the breathtaking views of the Stellenbosch Valley, offers wine, art, dining and hospitality. Founded in the early 1980s, the estate has changed dramatically over the years. Delaire Graff’s award-winning wines rank amongst the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. Their unique terroir, which is a combination of maritime and mountain, is something their ambitious winemaker explores harvest after harvest. The cool Atlantic sea breeze which washes over their vineyards is what gives their fruit a rich intensity.
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