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Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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Appearance: Blackish plum in colour. Aroma: Ripe blackcurrants a plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavours. Palate: Good structure with soft, clean finish. Food Suggestions: Delightfully versatile, it makes a delicious partner to a variety of foods, including red meats, and rich pasta dishes.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,970
3.00 5
10/29/2013

A bit muted on the nose with subtle but attractive aromas of black fruits, violets, woodsmoke, and a hint of mint and rosemary. Big, round and polished in the mouth, this delivers ripe yet fresh black currant and plum fruit gentle framed with clean, fresh oak. The balance is attractive for a wine of this size, smooth yet firm enough though allowing the fruit to retain attractive transparency. This is a bit simple but it’s also a bit subtle at the same time with a hint of peppery spice emerging on the backend along with some floral character that both add a little detail to the moderately long if slightly hot finish. I could this getting a little better with 6 months to a year in the bottle. 86pts


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Snooth User: rapepe
72578338
3.00 5
09/14/2013

Three glasses


External Reviews for Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/15/2014

Good dark red. Ripe aromas of cassis, plum, graphite and chocolate. Glyceral and a bit sweet (4.3 g/l r.s.), but with enough acidity to maintain its balance. Just a touch roasted and chunky but offers a mouthful of dark fruit flavors and finishes with good mineral spine.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
09/04/2014

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
02/15/2014

A fragrance of crushed violet adds interest to the jammy blackberry, plum and cherry fruit core of this wine. Hints of licorice root, bramble and peppery spice unfold on the creamy palate, with ripe yet gripping tannins that remain on the finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

(includes 3% petit verdot): Good dark red. Ripe aromas of cassis, plum, graphite and chocolate. Glyceral and a bit sweet (4.3 g/l r.s.), but with enough acidity to maintain its balance. Just a touch roasted and chunky but offers a mouthful of dark fruit flavors and finishes with good mineral spine. Appearance: Blackish plum in colourAroma: Ripe blackcurrants a plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavours. Palate: Good structure with soft, clean finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Appearance: Blackish plum in colourAroma: Ripe blackcurrants a plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavours. Palate: Good structure with soft, clean finish. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/24/2014

Appearance: Blackish plum in colour Aroma: Ripe blackcurrants a plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavours. Palate: Good structure with soft, clean finish. - Winery



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Appearance: Blackish plum in colour. Aroma: Ripe blackcurrants a plummy fruit. Soft ripe tannins balance toasty oak aromas and sweet fruit flavours. Palate: Good structure with soft, clean finish. Food Suggestions: Delightfully versatile, it makes a delicious partner to a variety of foods, including red meats, and rich pasta dishes.

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