The third year of drought in the Western Cape was very noticeable in the natural
mountain vegetation and low dam levels. Low winter rains were followed by near
perfect growing conditions, moderate temperatures and lack of heat waves during
the harvest. The vineyards remained very healthy and produced lovely bunches,
smaller than usual berries giving great concentration. The resulting wines are
extremely classical in style, with tight tannin structures and lovely acidities. Reds are
going to be great talking points in the future.
Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
3 in stock
Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has been produced for over two decades, and has systematically increased in quality, more consistently expressing the terroir of the Helderberg Mountains. The 2017 vintage shows off pure fruit and earthy notes complimented by a classical pencil lead aroma. A typical dry tannin structure with seamless balance to finish.
Food pairing: With classical earthy and savoury characteristics along with a dry tannin structure this wine pairs well with classic red meat dishes seasoned with cracked sea salt and other savoury dishes.
Tim Atkin (MW) Special South Africa Report 2021: 95 points
Tim Atkin MW Special South Africa Report 2020: 95 points
Platter’s Wine Guide 2021: 4.5 stars
Neal Martin for Vinous.com (Reviewed April 2021): 92 points
International Wine Challenge 2021: Silver Medal