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The nose shows an array of perfumed characters such as violets, oregano & thyme, along with glacé cherry aromas. Sweet ripe cherry fruit dominates the front palate which then develops into a more savoury wine, showing earthiness, toasted spices and lovely dried herb characters.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Mauricio Lorca’s own vineyards in Vista Flores in the Uco Valley, 30% of which is lightly oaked. High density, high vertical vine training, just under 7,000 vines per hectare, approximately 2 bottles of wine per plant, this is the Fantasia philosophy.
Dark, brooding colour; a most intense nose reminiscent of black wine gums, sweet black plums and blueberry pie; the palate is softness itself, very smooth tannins and an impressive finish with hints of tobacco leaf and fresh mint.
Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch is a 326 year old winery with a very rich history, producing award winning wines of excellence and superior quality. As a point of interest, Lanzerac bottled the first Pinotage in the world. Their Cabernet is a full-bodied wine with excellent structure and a lingering aftertaste.
Located just outside the quiet village of Valiano di Montepulciano, with Cortona on one side and Montepulciano on the other, Avignonesi is comprised of 9 vineyard plots, a villa, a chapel and the historic wine cellars. This is fruit forward, easy drinking and accessible. A fantastic option for an everyday bottle. Black cherry pie, black berries, thyme, red pepper grains and exotic spices.
This Cabernet is eager to please both Cabernet drinkers and red wine fans alike. The bouquet and front palate is intense with notes of fresh blackberry, rich currant and a touch of light cocoa. Medium bodied with soft tannins infused with vanilla and a subtle caramel, finishing with bright fresh fruit and a touch of earthiness.
Lowerland specialises in small-batch, natural wines from their organic vineyards in Prieska , South Africa . This is a thoroughly enjoyable blend with spicy & leathery notes from Shiraz complementing the red and black fruit aromas. Mint and eucalyptus freshens up the palate and transports you to a shady spot under the eucalyptus trees bordering their vineyards.
From Vista Flores, an area of the Uco Valley that is hard to beat for top notch Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep and dark in the glass with gorgeous aromas of ripe blackcurrants, violets, dried fruits, coffee and tobacco leaf. Seriously intense on the palate, extremely well balanced and a happy cellar resident for 6 – 8 years for those who are so inclined.
Nittardi is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with vineyards in Chianti Classico and Maremma in southern Tuscany. Fascinating spice and chilli character with blackcurrant and cherry fruit on the nose. Medium to full bodied, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and elegant finish.
Sottano Winery is located in one of the most unique wine regions for growing high-end grapes in Mendoza. Thirty kilometres away from the City of Mendoza and on the way to Chile, Sottano Winery enjoys the magnificent Andes Mountain Range as its backdrop. Red fruits and mint with cassis, cappuccino and chocolate add a great complexity to this Cabernet. The ripe, round tannins enable good balance and a long finish.
Surely one of the best Cabernet Sauvignons in Argentina. Riglos is a single-estate, high elevation specialist from Valle de Uco, Mendoza. The proximity to the Andes Mountains and high elevation creates sunny, cool growing conditions, the resulting, excellently-structured wines carry layers of fruit and herbal aromatics highlighted by lithe minerality and polished tannins.
This generous Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep, inky purple color and is very ripe with blackberry and blueberry fruit. The palate is very concentrated with deep plum and pomegranate flavors which include some panaforte spices. Though the wine is very concentrated, it is balanced with acidity and its oak profile while ample is integrated. Overall the wine finishes ripe with black cherry, cassis and spices, very supple and silky and long on the finish.
Located in the top, southern-most corner of the Franschhoek Valley, in the embrace of its spectacular mountains, the 22 hectare Holden Manz Wine Estate is situated between the Franschhoek River and Stony Brook at 300 meters above sea level. An exclusive grower of red grapes, the Estate only cultivates its top 16 hectares under vineyards, notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot.
Seriously impressive! This is a classic Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon is medium to full bodied in structure with a powerful palate and fine grained tannins. The nose is displaying berry with dark chocolate undertones. The palate also displays elegance and freshness, with a beautiful balance of fruit and oak flavours, the result of 14 months oak maturation.