Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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.
Editorial Reviews for Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon
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
External Reviews for Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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.
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.
(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
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