There’s hope for all of us after one taste of this superb Cabernet from the Stellenbosch in South Africa. The Winery of Good Hope really have crafted a Cabernet in the mould of the old world in terms of structure but is ripe and generous in the mould of the New, so you get the best of both worlds. Cherry fruit, subtle oak and spice layer the wine and create an inviting texture before flavours of blueberry, cigar box and spice flood the palate. It’s a wine to open on a Sunday lunch to match with roast lamb.
The nose shows its providence through ripe, blueberry aromas and an herby, earth tone. In turn, a supple and rounded, but still grippy, tannin structure effortlessly envelope the fleshy core of ripe red and black fruits. Intelligent oaking compliments rather than dominates the fruit, allowing it to reflect its origin. Cigar box, blueberry, cherry and delicate spice mingle seamlessly, bridging the lapse between sips. A modern interpretation of classic values, this wine is another proud example of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon.