Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
R395
In stock
(Only 8 left)
94
GS
'The aromatics are wonderfully lifted and perfumed showing all the intricacies of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. There is an intriguing piquant leafy spice that melts into notes of liquid minerality, granitic dust and graphite while underneath the mineral veil is a powerful depth of fruit held on a very short rein lest it bursts out the glass. There are seductive notes of violets, sweet cedary spice, saline black currant, hints of iodine and fresh kelp brought in on the morning’s tide. On the palate there is plenty of textural precision on display for all to see, confidently boasting layer upon layer of stony minerality, sweet cherry tobacco, cassis leaf, black tea, tilled earth and creamy dense powdery tannins. Fabulously old school on so many levels, this wine will undoubtedly age well and develop into something that harks back to the great old Clarets of times gone by. Drink from 2024 until 2040+.' – Greg Sherwood MW, 94/100

'Grapes from a 40-year-old Firgrove site, two parcels on the Helderberg and one in Polkadraai Hills. Matured for 20 months in 500-litre barrels, 30% new. The nose shows a pronounced leafy note as well as cassis and earth. The palate is light-bodied with vibrant acidity and a very dry finish. – tightly wound and quite austere (alcohol is 13.5%). This is a wine of understatement and it will appeal to those of more classical sensibilities but the mid-palate is arguably lacking.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 91/100<


More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Andrea Mullineux
Alcohol 13.5%
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating GS 94
Technical analysis RS: 1.8 g/L | TA: 4.8 g/L | PH: 3.74
Producer information 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 Château Libertas and Rustenberg Dry Red. Their wines speak of South Africa's heritage and bring the unique wines of the past into the future.
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