Bartinney Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa
£37.25 (inc VAT)
18-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines stand on the mighty precipice that overlooks the Banghoek skyline at 550M above sea level and make the Bartinney Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon. If Bartinney ever had a "wine signature" it would be this jaw-dropping blackcurrant, aniseed, plummy, mint and a freshly opened cigar box juice that slumbers in 18 months in 70% new French Oak and 30% 2-year-old French oak before it roars in your glass. Watch out Bordeaux, Stellenbosch is comin' for ya!
Owner Rose Jordaan describes her wines as wine made on a mountain, and that's no exaggeration. She repurchased the old family farm, situated precariously on the hellishly vertiginous slopes of the Helshoogte Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, in 2006 and has returned it to stunning form.
|STYLE:||Smooth And Structured Red|