Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

New from the Mullineuxs

Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The ‘savvy Swartlanders’ as Greg Sherwood MW calls Andrea and Chris Mullineux have just launched a new wine under their Leeu Passant label – a stylish 2018 Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon. Yes, it’s true. There is nothing they cannot do!

Leeu Passant is an ambitious project and a side effect of their quest to find the finest terroir is discovering superior parcels that demand to be bottled. ‘There was no plan to make a Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon,’ says Chris but they just had to! The wine is supremely elegant, showing off the refinement and dedication to quality that has become the trademark of the Mullineuxs’ winemaking. It's a Swartland take on Stellenbosch Cabernet! There’s only a limited amount of this 2018 Stellenbosch Cabernet available and it’s keenly priced.

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The Cabernet Sauvignon was launched alongside 2 rare, small-batch bottlings of SA’s oldest registered red wine vineyards – the 2017 Wellington Old Vines Basson Cinsault, planted in 1900, and the 2018 Franschhoek Old Vines Lötter Cinsault, planted in 1932. There’s something haunting and ethereal about the Wellington wine, whereas the Franschhoek bottling is much more powerful with great depth and considerable structure; sure to last for decades! These are immense wines that capture our history and are at the core of shaping SA’s future heritage.

These 2 vineyards form the inspiration for the 2017 Dry Red – an impressive, unique wine that is at the apex of SA’s fine wine ambition. If you are a serious collector this must be included in your cellar. Tim Atkin MW calls it a true modern classic!’

Last but not least, is the single-vineyard 2018 Stellenbosch Chardonnay from one of the region’s very best Chardonnay vineyards. The 2018 is as classy as the award-winning 2017 with the same power, purity and refined core. It is fast becoming a Stellenbosch benchmark!

For more on these new releases, watch Roland’s #TalkingWine commentary on IGTV.

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