Eikendal, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

(1 review)

Beautifully expressive on the nose with aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry dominating.

Cassis and earthy characteristics from the Cabernet are clearly present on the palate with spice, sweet French oak and a balance of fruit.

Fleshy and concentrated with a backbone of fine-grained tannins.

89pts | Platter's

£18.70

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Stellenbosch

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

LightFull Bodied

Description

CULTIVARS
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot

EIKENDAL
Situated in the “Golden Triangle” of wine growing, at the foot of the Helderberg mountains, Eikendal vineyards flourish in a mountain and maritime microclimate, ideal for the production of quality wine.
The Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2020 has a deep red colour with some tawny development. It is very expressive with ripe blackberry and blackcurrant characters dominating the nose. The characteristic cassis and earthiness of Cabernet Sauvignon is clearly evident. Spicy and sweet French oak complement and balance the fruit. Fleshy and concentrated fruit is supported by a backbone of fine-grained tannins. The ripeness of the fruit is reflected in a ‘flattering’ long finish.

VINEYARDS
Stellenbosch vineyards located 170m above sea and planted in “Koffieklip’’(“Coffe Stone”) soil with a clay layer 1m deep level in an East-West row direction.

VINIFICATION
After the harvesting the grapes are fermented for twee weeks in stainless steel tanks and then after fermentation the wine matures for 12 months in small French oak Barriques.

Additional information

Grape

Bordeaux Blend, Red Blend

Vintage

2020

Wine Farm

Alcohol vol

15%

Origin

Stellenbosch

Pair with carpaccio, roasted beef short rib and lamb curry.

1 review for Eikendal, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

  1. 89pts | Platter’s

    Big & bold 2020 but well balanced, with ripely dark bright fruit. Firm structure ensured by 86% cab, but far from formidable. More complex than Merlot. Finishes a touch sweet. 15% alcohol. Still youthful.

    Platter’s 2022

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