A vintage which will be remembered for drought and heat. Luckily Waterford’s location on the Helderberg mountain and the near proximity to the ocean allowed the vineyards to cool down overnight. The lack of water throughout the ripening season resulted in light bunches with tiny berries, giving the wines great colour and flavour.
Aged for 19 months in 26% new, 225L French oak barrels.
Tim Atkin MW: 94 pts
Cultivars: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot,
2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot
Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Quantity: 117 barrels
Aging: 19 months, 26% new, 225l French oak barrels
Wine Analysis: Alc 13.9%
TA 5.6 g/L
RS 2.3 g/L