Shirley Griffiths of Vino Pronto does it again this month, with a wonderful selection of Cabernet Sauvignon’s.
If you like complex berries with cedar and mint notes to wash down the lamb chops, springbok, or just sip on its own then, here’s a selection of six beauties, tasted and approved by Shirley herself.
What more recommendation could you want!
Old Well House Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Old Well house is a favourite and at R60.00/bottle it’s a winner. Pretty darn complex at the price – sun-ripened berries, rich soil, eucalyptus leaf and more. Seared springbok fillet with a red wine and plum sauce (or nothing).
MAN Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 @ R51.00
is a good value wine. Ripe blackcurrants and a refreshing slightly minty finish cry out for grilled lamb chops (or nothing)
Pepin Conde Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
@ R78.50 needs to be allowed to breathe for about 1 hour. Ripe black cherries, cedar and a minty-berry finish with fine tannins. Spicy Jambalaya should go down a treat
South Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
@ R78.50 shows super, concentrated fruit on the nose and palate. Feels like satin and has a lingering, fine, dry finish. Definitely in the top 3.
Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
@ R91.00 is fine and elegant with great structure. Made by the only female member of the Cape Winemakers Guild
Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
@ R185.00 is consistently good and worth every penny. Classy, full-bodied, rich and complex, it deserves to age (or decant it for a few hours). Definitely pick of the bunch. Rack of lamb.
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