Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2020 Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Stellenbosch
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‘Rustenberg's icon red is a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon from a single block located between 280 and 300 metres on the Simonsberg. Elegant, balanced, refined and focused, it belies the stress of the COVID vintage. Plum, cassis and bramble fruit flavours are framed by scented 65% new wood and granular, layered tannins. 2024-32’ – Tim Atkin MW, SA Special Report 2023, 95/100

‘The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Peter Barlow is a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from vines planted in the mid-80s at around 300m above sea level (higher, and the fruit doesn't ripen). It is matured for 20 months in two-thirds new French oak, around four months less than previously. It was brought in just as Covid began to shut down the country. The intense yet well-defined bouquet has mineral-rich black fruit, hints of black truffle and pencil box - focused and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with plush tannins counterbalanced by a silver bead of acidity. A mixture of black and blue fruit is laced with violets and white pepper, fanning out wonderfully on the finish. It will require 4-5 years to subsume the new oak, but there is a lot of panache in this cuvée. 2026-2045’ – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100

'Rich aromas of red and black fruits, cedar, and clove, with lively acidity and velvety tannins. Outstanding balance of oak integration and fruit weight, with a long finish.' – Winemaker

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 14.5%
Blend information 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Rating TA 95
Technical analysis RS: 2.6 g/l | TA: 5.7 g/l | PH: 3.59
Producer information Rustenberg, located in the Simonsberg Mountain valley, was founded in 1682. In 1941, Peter and Pamela Barlow bought Rustenberg, as well as another farm which had originally been a part of Rustenberg. They joined the two properties and have now been running Rustenberg for over 70 years. Rustenberg is a leading producer of iconic, long-ageing wines. Stellenbosch is home to some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon terroir in the world but very few sites are more special than Rustenberg’s Peter Barlow single vineyard.
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