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David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak.
Technical Analysis
alc 14.05
rs 1.6
pH 3.46
ta 6.0
Wine Information
Accolades

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
-2022 Lufthansa First Class listing

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
-92 points:  Neal Martin August 29, 2018 - Vinous

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
-93 points:  eRobert Parker
-90 points:  Tim Atkin SA report

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
-93 points:  Tim Atkin SA report
-91+ points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
-Platter Guide 2015:  4½ Star Platter
-89 points:  eRobert Parker
-90 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
-Grand Gold:  SAWi 2015

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
-92+ points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
-Platter Guide 2013:  4½ Star Platter
-90+ points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
-Platter Guide 2012:  4½ Star Platter
-Commended at International Wine Challenge 2011
-93 points:  Wine Enthusiast Magazine & Top 100 Cellar Selection

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
-Platter Guide 2010:  4½ Star Platter

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
-Platter Guide 2009:  4½ Star Platter
-91 points:  Wine Spectator

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
-Platter Guide 2009:  5 Star Platter

Brand Group David Finlayson
Other
Winemaker David Finlayson
Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
BlendPercent 90% Cabernet Sauvignon , 6% Petit Verdot , 4% Cabernet Franc
FoodSuggest
Ageing Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show great ageing potential.
Cellar Fermented in Stainless Steel Tanks. Maturation in new 300l French oak barrels for 18 months. 100% New French Oak – Nevers, Allier;  Medium Toasted.
Harvest

All grapes were hand picked. Harvest Date: Late March 2016

Vineyard

Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay

Style
body Huge
style Dry
taste Herbaceous
type Red
Type
Kosher 0
Organic 0
Vegetarian 0
Wooded 0
Pack
Closure Cork
Pack Size 750ml
Pack Type Bottle
  • Range: David Finlayson
R500.00
R500.00 per item
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