2008 Haskell Vineyards Cape Winemakers Guild Paradigm

Estate: Haskell Vineyards

Region: Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa

Brought to Helena's Restaurant in downtown Stellenbosch.

Brought to Helena's Restaurant in downtown Stellenbosch.

Tasting Note:December 17, 2015

Dark ruby red. Thick cassis and dark fruits on the nose. Very fruity for a South African, split directly in the middle between a fruit-forward Napa styled Cabernet and a dryer French Bordeaux. Moderate tannins (5.5/10) with a moderate body. Was spectacular with the cheese. Slightly dry finish and long. Note to self, cheese wine, have before food. Insanely great value, wish we had more space.

This wine is made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec by Rianie Strydom from Stellenbosch. Only 138 cases produced with 70 cases auctioned in 2013 and 30 cases auction in 2012.

Drink Dates:

2015 till 2024.


94 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Purchased from Wine Concepts on Kloof for $37.33. Average bid at auction in 2012 was R1,640 ($27.35 a bottle) a case. Highest bid was R2,100.00 ($35.03 a bottle) and lowest bid was R1,400.00 ($23.35 a bottle).