2008 Vintage: Top 10 Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2012
This wine was made from grapes in the Helderberg region, where selected parcels from the same vineyard where separately harvested, wild fermented, punched down and left to age on French oak barrels. The wine spent 24 months on French oak of which 30% was new. Wild berries, ripe plum, cassis and luscious cedar flavours abound on the nose of this expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. The red berries and plum follow through onto the palate and compliment the soft chewy tannins that create a lingering finish. Louis suggests enjoying this with Beef Bourgogne, pan-fried fillet of beef with wild mushroom sauce, or oven baked brie with walnuts.