Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Lot 18 2004
Notes: Aromas of bright strawberry & watermelon fruits with hints of dusty earth and tar. Coffee grinds and blackberry, cherry cola, nutmeg intermingles with the red and black fruits in the mid-palate. The 30+second finish rises up with mocha and earth tones. Full-bodied wine with outstanding balance. Cameron Confidential: Sourced from two high-end producers in Stellenbosch and put together by a consulting winemaker with access to lots of great juice. We expect a lot more great stuff from this dynamite region. Many thanks to customer Jack for the South African hook-up! South Africa is once again on the rise. In the 1980's, South Africa far-outpaced Australia, Chile, Argentina, but due to Apartheid sanctions, quickly disappeared from the US market. New government and tremendous reinvestment in South Africa (70% of their vines are less than 16 years old!) has put them back on the map as they are now the 7th largest wine-producing country in the world. Stellenbosch, called by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson "surely the most beautiful wine country on the face of the Earth", is South Africa's "Napa Valley." Located on the Southern Cape of South Africa, hundred year-old soils and maritime-influenced climate make for amazing wines. Positive exchange rates make for a phenomenal value!
A really tasty, balanced cabernet sauvignon. Mostly fruit driven, but significant layers of tobacco, spices, and earthiness/mushroomness. We slowly worked our way through 9 bottles over a couple years, finishing in November 2008, and it was still tasting delicious. This wine was our first of many Cameron Hughes wines.
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