2014 Warwick Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Touch
Region: Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South Africa
Deep and dark ruby red. Dark and brooding on the nose with a ton of black cherries and chalk. With more air it became a little stinky with more earthy and woody characteristics. Moderate tannins (6/10) that seem to be masked by acidity. More Italian in style than American or French. Medium plus bodied with notes of raspberries, cherries and a little greenery. Slightly vegetal and earthy in the finish. Long and dry finish that needs time to bring out the more complex characteristics this wine has to offer. (Already given over two hours in the decanter)
Inaugural vintage that is a new project between Tbo 'Touch' Molefe and Mike Ratcliffe from Warwick and Vilafonte. Not available for sale yet in the USA but can purchased in SA at a few select stores and by joining their 'Inner Circle' Allocation. Aged for 22 months in tight-grained French oak barrels.
2017 till 2027+.
Price Point:$$ - Purchased through the 'Inner Circle' Allocation for $58.83.