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Craven Wines Cabernet Sauvignontext

Craven Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaFrom west-facing 1999 planted vines on Polkadraai's Karibib Vineyard's decomposed granites, this was early picked and 70% whole cluster, fermented native and on skins for a short time before moving into neutral French barrel. This opens into black cherry, wild raspberry, thorns, dusty graphite, seasoned with wild mint and scrubby wild herbs, all around a pure black cherry core. Tannins are characteristically granitic grippy and finely structural, and acidity is easily capable of carrying this to a lingering slate finish. Finesse and structure = a rare combo.Tasted: 06 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Craven WinesDistributors: Juice Imports
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon