Warwick Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Simonsberg-Stellenbosch the First Lady 2009

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Warwick Estate First Lady 2008: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift , lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Warwick EstateRebsorte: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% MerlotRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein

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Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Rat... Read more
Warwick wine estate was known as the farm ‘Good Success’ from 1791 until 1902. After the Anglo Boer war, Colonel Alexander Gordon from Warwickshire regiment bought the farm and renamed it ‘Warwick’ as a tribute to his regiment. In 1964 the farm was purchased by Stan & Norma Ratcliffe, at the time there was not a single vine on the farm. However, Stan and Norma Ratcliffe soon realized the potential of the terroir and began planting Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines gave high quality grapes, which were soon in demand from wholesalers and other wineries. Norma became more and more interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and in 1984 the first Warwick vintage was released (a Cabernet Sauvignon). It seemed Norma had the talent for making great wines and production soon increased. The Trilogy, since 1986, a Bordeaux style blend soon became one of the flagships of the South African Wine Industry. The farm today is still very much a family affair. In 2001, Mike Ratcliffe, Stan and Norma’s son assumed the role of Managing Director. He graduated from Adelaide University with a wine marketing degree. Read less
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External Reviews for Warwick Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Simonsberg-Stellenbosch the First Lady

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Vintage: 2008 02/24/2010

Warwick Estate First Lady 2008: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift , lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Warwick EstateRebsorte: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% MerlotRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


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Vintage: 2008 02/14/2013

A regal offering from Warwick Wine Estates in northern Stellenbosch The First Lady pours a deep clear ruby. On the nose it is pure South Africa: dark brambly berries earthy notes of clay and toasted Provençal herbs and black cherry fruit leather. The palate is firm and full with more dark intense cherry and wild black raspberry good acidity and focused yet refined tannins which persist for a powerful finish. To enjoy this elegant Cabernet in its element pair it with game meat such as venison ostrich or bison on a wood-fire grill.


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Vintage: 2006 02/24/2010

Warwick Estate First Lady 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift , lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: StellenboschWeingut: Warwick EstateRebsorte: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% MerlotRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein




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