Great complexity of black berry fruit and cassis onthe nose, which is well supported by spicy mineral and cigar box flavours. This wine has a rich, juicy and intense palate with a long lingering finish.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2012 Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has a direct blackberry and wild hedgerow-scented bouquet, touches of briar and cedar emerging with aeration. The palate is sweet on the entry with raspberry and wild strawberry fruit, touches of cedar and black pepper toward the conservative, traditional finish that needs more tension and complexity. This is a conservative but decent Cabernet. (Oct 2014)
The eye-catching label design for this classy Cab features one of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ animals, the elusive leopard. As with the other wines in the range it pays homage to Graham Beck Wines’ commitment to preserving the country’s unique fauna and flora. The wildlife reserve situated on Graham and Rhona Beck’s Robertson estate, Madeba, is an unparalleled success story.
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted from a selection of prime Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from our Robertson Estate including a site located on the South-East facing slope of the Rooiberg Mountain that incorporates the game reserve on the Graham Beck property. The vines are planted on red Karoo soil which is also home to the delicate, yet tough fynbos that the game feed on next to the vineyard. Once in the cellar, the fruit is destalked, gently crushed and fermented with 4 daily pump-overs to ensure maximum extraction. Once dry, the juice is pressed and transferred into 2nd fill French and American Oak for malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine is then kept for a further 9 months of maturation in barrel to gain complexity and a full mouthfeel. Great complexity of black berry fruit, dark chocolate and plums on the nose. This wine has a rich, juicy entry supported by firm tannins. An elegant creamy palate leads to a long lingering finish.
|Great with rich spicy meat dishes, barbeques, venison or with strong cheeses at the end of a dinner.