Excelsior Cab 750m 2008

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100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines varying in age from 5 to 20 years. Light French oak maturation. Blackish plum in color. Aromas of ripe blackcurrants and plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavors. On the palate, good structure with a soft, clean finish.

Region: South Africa

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Winery: Excelsior
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Excelsior:
Excelsior is a winery in Ashton in the Robertson region of South Africa that has been in the De Wet family since 1870. Freddie and son Peter De Wet currently oversee operations. The 220 ha of vines are dedicated to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand picked and cultivated using a minimal amount of chemicals. ... Read more
Excelsior is a winery in Ashton in the Robertson region of South Africa that has been in the De Wet family since 1870. Freddie and son Peter De Wet currently oversee operations. The 220 ha of vines are dedicated to international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand picked and cultivated using a minimal amount of chemicals. The wines are produced as full-bodied, intense expressions of the varietals.  Read less
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Member Reviews for Excelsior Cab 750m

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Snooth User: BobbyC10
29161585
5.00 5
11/16/2010

Soft decadent daily drinkable cab that's a steal for $7.99. Ideal for a young sales rep looking to impress a client at dinner. Find some and buy it while it is cheap.


Snooth User: Gabefer
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4.00 5
11/02/2010

Nice, smooth , lots of fruit, nice long finish. Great for the price.

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Snooth User: shanemarcus
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3.50 5
12/30/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Excelsior Cab 750m

External Review
05/19/2011

Blackish plum in color. A medium-to-full bodied wine. Displays sweet, plummy notes on nose, with vanilla, chocolate and blackcurrants on palate. Has soft, ripe tannins and a long velvety finish.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Black berries, leather and cigar box spice unfold on the nose, while flavors of lush black plum, cherry, prosciutto and mocha fill the creamy mouthfeel and lead through to the long finish. A terrific value Cab that's a great choice for company to pair with a roast or steaks.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

This smooth, friendly Cab starts with aromas of lush blackberry and plum, leading into spicy, juicy flavors of black fruit and berries. Round, soft and food-friendly, it's an elegant everyday sip for varied palates.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Open-knit, with sweet grape, plum and toast flavors and a round, slightly jammy finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Fresh and grapey, with some black cherry and sweet chocolate notes as well. Not as rich as the previous vintages, but still a great value. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A Cabernet from South Africa with great pedigree, Excelsior has consistently provided solid varietal wines with exceptional character. Full-bodied, with ripe blackberry and cassis flavors on a chewy, dense frame. Surprisingly complex, layered and delicious for an everyday favorite.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

One might think by the name that this international-style Cabernet would come from New York State. But lo and behold, it hails from South Africa. Beginning on the nose, there is black currant present with a hint of thyme. The wine is fruit forward, plummy and possesses notes of black cherry; the fruit is carried by a fair amount of oak and sweet tannins. This is an unbelievable value and makes a great everyday wine; good enough for company.


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100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines varying in age from 5 to 20 years. Light French oak maturation. Blackish plum in color. Aromas of ripe blackcurrants and plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavors. On the palate, good structure with a soft, clean finish.

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