RARE REDS ( 6 bottles ) R1200.00
DAVID FINLAYSON Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 R200 per bottle
Edgebaston vineyard is situated in the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain on the N side of Stellenbosch.
Born and raised in Stellenbosch and a third generation grape grower and vintner, David Finlayson and his family purchased the run down Edgebaston farm in 2004 and began a painstaking replanting and rebuilding process. With over 25 years of winemaking experience gained in South Africa and a number of wineries around the world, David Finlayson is a name synonymous with great wine. This wine is made with a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc, reflecting the time he spent working at Chateau Margaux. Produced from four outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on different sites, grown on Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay. 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc found their way into the mix. Fourteen months wood elevation: 20% New French Oak; 60% Second Fill; 20% Third Fill. Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrant flavours. The wine has strong berry fruit structure with a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocha and vanilla. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential. Optimum drinking window: 2025 – 2030.