With all the hype about the GS Cab, David wanted to make a more approachable and affordable Cab, that still offers up cellar worthiness and seriousness. This was made with more than a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc, in Bordeaux. Making great Cabernet is a passion of David’s and his experience, while working the 1995 harvest at Chateau Margaux, taught him much. David learned the process of working better with tannin ripeness and softer, and more selective pressing regimens. He also learnt a lot about terroir and the importance of finding the clones that work best for particular areas, like his. The problem of course there is that such decisions take a long time to produce results, that can then be considered benchmarks. He believes that he is slowly getting to that point, after more than 17 years on his Stellenbosch property, as these vines have reached maturity. Of course, using the declassified barrels from his GS project as the baseline material for this wine, is a great way to start out each vintage. Incredible value Cab!
4 ½ Stars 2023 Platter’s South African Wine Guide
Sophisticated crafting of the flagship grape, with compelling earthy minerality, brooding blackcurrant fruit laced with tealeaf & liquorice, 20 (94 pts) maintains impressive standard. Sleek, textured & supple, polished 14 months in oak barrels.
90 points James Suckling Dec 2022
A perfumed nose of crushed blackcurrants, blackberries, gravel and toasted herbs. Full-bodied with creamy tannins. Black-fruited and rather salty on the palate. Even balance with a mouthwatering finish. Drink now.