Leeu Passant, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml 2018

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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R380
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is available to buy in increments of 1

Critic Score

93
CE

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A blend of parcels from the cooler parts of Stellenbosch - one parcel of 39 year old dry farmed bush vines planted in deep alluvial soils of Firgrove; 2 parcels planted on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain and one parcel planted in the deep decomposed Granite soils of the Polkadraai Hills.

Tasting notes:
'Grapes from a 39-year-old Firgrove site and two parcels on the Helderberg. Spontaneously fermented and matured for 12 months in 500-litre barrels and then 10 months in foudre. Red and black fruit, fresh herbs and violets on the nose. Lovely fruit weight – neither too light nor too heavy. Nicely poised with plenty of energy and crunch to the tannins. A very stylish take on Stelenbosch Cab.' – Christian Eedes, WineMag.co.za, 93/100

'This aromatic Cabernet shows notes of cassis, tarragon, graphite and cedar on the nose. These continue on the palate which has a silky texture and great structure from the fine tannins. The richness and power of the wine are balanced by freshness and finesse. The finish is dry with lingering blackcurrant and blueberry flavours. Best served at 16-18°C.' – Winemaker

Alc: 14% | RS: 1.7 g/L | TA: 5.1 g/L | PH: 3.68

About Leeu Passant:
Since 2013, Chris and Andrea Mullineux have been working on a new project that focuses on vineyards outside of the Swartland appellation which have been specially selected by Rosa Kruger. Together with their partner Analijt Singh they launched their game changing Leeu Passant wines. Produced from old vines, including the oldest registered red wine vineyard in South Africa, these wines redefine the South African wine landscape. Their inspiration comes from past successes of the 50s, 60s and 70s, like Chateau Libertas and Rustenberg Dry Red. Their wines speak of South Africa’s heritage and bring the unique wines of the past into the future.


More Information
Bottle Size 750ml
Style Red
Country South Africa
Rating CE 93
Drink To Drink or cellar
Price R380.00
Producer Leeu Passant
Region Stellenbosch
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com  |  AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com  |  CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za  |  DEC: Decanter  |  GS: Greg Sherwood MW  |  JS: James Suckling  |  JR: JancisRobinson.com  |  JD: Jeb Dunnuck  |  NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show  |  PG: Platter's Guide  |  ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com  |  TA: Tim Atkin MW  |  VIN: Vinous.com  |  WA: Wine Advocate  |  WE: Wine Enthusiast  |  WM: Winemag.co.za Report  |  WS: Wine Spectator