Excelsior Cabernet 2010

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100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackish plum in color. Aromas of ripe blackcurrants and plum. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavors. Good structure with a soft, clean finish. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points and 'Best Buy' by Wine Enthusiast: ...well worth the money. Black currant leaf, dark plum flesh and baked fruitcake fill out the nose and mouth, while a touch of milk chocolate enriches the finish. Balanced and drinkable now with medium weight and approachable tannins.

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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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Snooth User: calywa
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4.00 5
05/16/2013

Great Cabernet at an excellent price.


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.00 5
10/28/2012

FOr the price, this is a great wine. Smooth and ripe with dark fruit.


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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/23/2013

This delicious, crowd pleasing Cabernet ? consistently named a Wine Enthusiast 'Best Buy' ? delivers serious bang for the buck! It's packed with lip smacking flavors of blackcurrant, black cherry and plum, with subtle hints of dark chocolate and spice.



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100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackish plum in color. Aromas of ripe blackcurrants and plum. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavors. Good structure with a soft, clean finish. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 89 points and 'Best Buy' by Wine Enthusiast: ...well worth the money. Black currant leaf, dark plum flesh and baked fruitcake fill out the nose and mouth, while a touch of milk chocolate enriches the finish. Balanced and drinkable now with medium weight and approachable tannins.

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