8th Wonder Cape Cauldron 2012
The color is dark and dense and show a garnet rim in the glass. The nose is classic with lashings of black currants, toasty oak and espresso notes leading the aromas with hints of mint and cigar box in the background. Juicy mouthfuls of fleshy blackberries and savory cherry fruit opens up to reveal a plush but structured wine with a rich and flavorful palate. The tannins are ripe and firm ensuring great aging potential.
This beautifully crafted Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from 2 different sites along the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch. The grapes were handpicked and crushed during March of 2012 and subsequently fermented in stainless steel tanks. After malolactic fermentation, the must was pressed and the wine was moved to French oak barrels (30% new and 70% second fill). It matured for a duration of 24months during which 4 rackings occurred. The wine was blended and then filtered before bottling.
This wine is best served with chargrilled steak, flavourful stews or roasts.