Restless River Main Road & Dignity Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Hemel-en-Aarde
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'Very much sui generis, this impressive Cabernet Sauvignon is a great wine to put into a blind tasting. Made with fruit from two single vineyards, it's youthful, stony, grippy and compact with considerable depth and intensity, fresh acidity, fine 20% new oak and inky damson and blackcurrant fruit. Drink 2024-30.' – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2021, 94/100

'Extraordinary maritime cabernet from 2 blocks. Always a keeper, more so super-structured 2018 due to drought giving small, thick-skinned berries with little juice. Beautifully proportioned (as noted for 2017 (5 stars, 95 pts)), with considerable fruit charms, bone-dry finish. Oak, 25% new, adds cedar scent & final polish. Needs & deserves extended maturation. 14.5% alcohol.' – Platter's Guide, 4.5* (94/100)

'The last vintage before the four-year drought broke and this is headier and deeper than you might expect (not that the 2017 was too slight). Red and blackberries, earth, violets and crushed leaves on the nose while the palate has impressive fruit density and weight. The fruit is pure, the tannins fine yet grippy and there is very much a youthful reserve about it right now. Matured for 23 months in 225-litre barrels, around 25% new. Alcohol: 14.5%.' – Christian Eedes,, 93/100
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Craig Wessels
Alcohol 14.4%
Body Medium to full-bodied
Blend information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating TA 94
Technical analysis RS: 1.56 g/L | TA: 6.3 g/L | PH: 3.47
Producer information Restless River is a rising star which has quietly achieved cult-status for its brilliant, Burgundian-style Chardonnay and lean Cabernet Sauvignon. The Restless River label was launched in 2012 and is managed and owned by Craig and Anne Wessels, winemaker and manager respectively. Their farm is located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and has some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay vines in the region (planted in 1998). Almost all their production is done by hand, resulting in limited quantities of each wine.
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