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Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Mid, depth, opaque, garnet appearance. Solid blackcurrant nose with delicate vanilla-oak behind. Open and inviting on the palate, mid weight on entry but builds well to reveal layers of flavour. Blackcurrant backed up with judicious oak and a firm backbone of tannin hidden behind the fruit.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon | Cabernet Sauvignon
winemaker : _
wine of origin : Coastal Region
analysis : alc : 12.93 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.77  ta : 5.5 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  closure : Cork  

ageing : Approachable now, but would certainly benefit from a year or two in the bottle. Drink over the next five years.

in the cellar : A combination of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek fruit. Harvested earlier than previously at the end of February as a result of the hot conditions. The wine underwent fermentation at an average of 30ºC in both closed fermenters and traditional "Oop Kuipe" (open trough) and was pressed when dry, so avoiding any post-fermentation maceration. The wine was 40% matured for nine months using old Seguin Moreau, Vicard and Demptos casks whilst the balance was tank matured. The wine was bottled in December 1999.

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