2015 Main Road & Dignity Cabernet Sauvignon, Restless River, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde

From two vineyards, Main Road and Dignity, this is the greatest South African Cabernet Sauvignon. So well balanced, with finely judged tannins and remarkable freshness, it’s a complete wine. Notes of crunchy blackcurrents, iron oxide, plums and red berries all intertwine, with a saline, mineral finish that lasts for minutes. Glorious.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£45.80
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£274.80

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Main Road & Dignity Cabernet Sauvignon, Restless River, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde

TASTING NOTES

There are slightly more Cabernet Sauvignons in the cool Hemel-en-Aarde Valley than you’d imagine (three to precise), but this easily the best of the trio. Fresh, savoury and herbal with fine tannins, good structure and density and an artist’s use of wood ageing.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2018)
95/100