Villiera Cru Monro 1998

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot ]
winery : Villiera Wines
winemaker : Jeff Grier
wine of origin : 
analysis : alc : 13.6 % vol  rs : 1.5 g/l  pH : 3.58  ta : 5.38 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

in the cellar : A classic blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot with deep plum colours. On the nose hints of vanilla, cinnamon and blackcurrant can be detected. The wine has substantial fruit intensity and a structure allowing the wine to be cellared for a period, whilst at the same time the fruit and tannin balance that is achieved make Cru Monro approachable in its youth.

Previous Awards:
1990 - 2nd place in "Heavy bodied Reds" category in Wine
America 1994, Veritas Double Gold and Winner of Oaks
Wine Club
1991 - Winner of Oaks Wine Club, selected for Nederburg
Auction and Veritas Double Gold
1992 - Winner of Wine-of-themonth Club
1993 - Chosen for British Airways First Class and Bronze
Medal at the International Wine Challenge
1994 - SAA Business Class Wine of the Month in October 1997
1995 - Silver Medal at International Wine Challenge
(London), Winner of Wine 500 and Veritas Double Gold.
1996 - Winner of a Veritas Double Gold & selected by Wine- of-the-Month Clubs Reserve Club.
1997 - SILVER at Expovena 1999 (Zurich).

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