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Hartenberg Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

(2 reviews)

In Tim Atkin’s South Africa 2021 report he describes Hartenberg’s regular estate releases as ‘…some of the best value in Stellenbosch…’ and we couldn’t agree more.

A great expression of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine marries vibrant dark fruit with aromas of tobacco, cedar wood and mint.

The generous use of oak, with 50% new French barrels, and granular tannins, pave the way for a lengthy finish.

93pts | Tim Atkin

£18.49

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Stellenbosch

Cabernet Sauvignon

LightFull Bodied

Description

WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES

Textbook Cab – all lead pencil, wood spice, cigar box, cassis, plums and violets on the bouquet. Cedary, sandalwood flavours mingle in an opulent, plush palate. Palate feel is complex and multi-layered ending with fine grainy tannins. Made to keep.

HARTENBERG FARM

Nestled in a valley on the free-draining, north-eastern slopes of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch, Hartenberg enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.

The vineyards face north, west, and east, with varietals planted to take advantage of either morning or afternoon sun. There is a difference in altitude of some 250 metres between the northern and southern vineyards.

Additional information

Wine Farm

Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

2017

Alcohol vol

14%

Excellent with grilled ribeye steak. A classic match for richer savoury dishes, venison or black mushroom stroganoff.

2 reviews for Hartenberg Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  1. Platter’s | 90pts

    “Classic varietal expression in 2017. Vibrant dark-fruit whiffs interwoven with cedarwood spice & tobacco, dense tannins from 19 months in oak, 50% new. Delicious now if you decant but cellaring will reward.”

    Platter’s 2020

  2. Tim Atkin | 93pts

    “The regular Hartenberg releases offer some of the best value in Stellenbosch, especially when 2017 is the vintage in question. This is a Cabernet with gravitas, showing aromas of mint and graphite, a serious, structured palate, granular tannins and a lift of minerality.”

    Tim Atkin 2021 SA Report

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