The Tabakland Cabernet Sauvignon is...
The Tabakland Cabernet Sauvignon is bottled only in exceptional years. It is a selection of the finest barrels of the Cabernet Sauvignon of the given vintage. Pitch black colour, fruitcake nose with dark cassis and liquorice, tannin still tight at this stage, which is to be expected, fine concentration and good length.
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|Pack Size||1 Bottle 750ml|
|Blend:||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
The 2015 has excellent potential to evolve well over time, with ample structure and concentration to age well for 10 to 20 years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
IN THE VINEYARD
The Tabakland (meaning tobacco land) vineyard was planted in 1992 where tobacco used to be cultivated. The vineyard is located 150m above sea level on a north-west facing slope in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch. Gravel soil offers less vigorous growth which, together with sufficient heat due to the slope and altitude, leads to ideal ripening conditions for fully ripened grapes.
Training method: 5-wire vertical trellis
Harvest date: 4 March 2015. Harvested by hand.
Yield: Average of 34 hl/ha and 5.6 tons/ha
IN THE CELLAR
Wine was matured for 21 months in small barrels. Six barrels were selected from our range of about 20 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 barrels in order to make up this wine. Following our approach of minimal intrusion, very little pre-bottling filtration was performed, together with no stabilization, a sediment is natural and to be expected.
Barrel profile: 50% 1st fill Revolution barrels, balance 3rd and 4th fill. 100% French oak.
Bottling: 2 August 2017 at Mooiplaas