Cederberg, Cabernet sauvignon, 2009, Cederberg, South Africa
100% cabernet sauvignon; natural cork closure, 14% abv. SA Wines Online, about £16
Fifteen months maturation in new and second use French oak.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – deep intensity ruby, showing tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a medium (+) intensity, developing, with aromas of ripe black fruit – currant and cherry, and sweet overripe blackberry, with smoky and savoury notes.
Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, ripe medium tannins, high alcohol with a full body, and with a medium intensity (+), with flavours of ripe black currant and stewed black cherry, with a star aniseed hint, and the length is long with a smooth lightly tannic grip.
Quality – a good quality wine, with a balance between all elements – acidity, tannin, alcohol and aroma/flavour intensity, with a good level of extract and concentration of rich black fruit flavours. The finish lingers and the wine should continue to develop for another 5 years or so.
In qualitative terms, I would choose this wine in preference to the 2008 Jordan Estate cabernet sauvignon.