Dornier Equanimity Cabernet SauvignonDornier Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon

Dornier, Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

(1 review)

Dornier is a family owned winery situated in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of the famous Upper Blaauwklippen Valley – in the fine company of De Trafford, Waterford and Keermont. The property produces premium quality wines, with minimal intervention in the winery, that are expressive of the terroir.

Their single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of this noble variety, from its preferred region in Cape – the slopes of the Helderberg. After fermentation the wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 40% of which was new.

Expect concentrated dark fruit of blackcurrant and cassis to jump out of the glass alongside cigar box, pencil shavings and vanilla from clever use of oak. The tannins are elegant and fine-grained, resulting in a delicious well-balanced drop.

90pts | Platter's

£18.95

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Stellenbosch

Cabernet Sauvignon

LightFull Bodied

Description

Tasting Note by the Winemaker
A good example of this noble variety with
concentrated fruit, great structure and the ability
to age well. Intense black cherry colour with a full
bouquet of cassis, black berries, cigar box, pencil
shavings and subtle oak and a hint of mint to ensure
freshness. The palate has density and concentrated
flavours of dark fruit with elegant tannins to create
a well-balanced wine with a long finish.
Vintage Conditions
Although very dry, the ripening season leading up to
the 2018 harvest provided excellent conditions for
optimal ripeness and flavour development that
resulted in exceptional fruit concentration and
elegance in the wines of this vintage.
Fermentation and Aging
This wine was fermented in open tanks with pump overs
and punch downs being performed four times daily to
extract all possible flavours from the berries. After
alcoholic fermentation the wines underwent
malolactic fermentation in barrel followed by 18
months ageing in 30% new French oak barrels.
Peak drinking
From 2021 for up to 8 years.
Food Pairing
Best with beef, lamb and game dishes.
Analysis: Alcohol: 14.5%; RS: 3.8g/l; Total Acid: 6.3g/l;
pH: 3.5; VA: 0.58g/l

Additional information

Alcohol vol

14.5%

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin

Stellenbosch

Vintage

2018

Wine Farm

Best with beef, lamb and game dishes.

1 review for Dornier, Equanimity Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  1. 90pts | Platter’s
    Vivid flavours of blackcurrants & cassis on muscular 2017 handle 14.5% alcohol well, wrapping it in concentrated, fine-grained tannins & plush fruit. 15% new French oak adds toasty vanilla finish.

    Platter’s 2022

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