Hazendal Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1999

Deep red plum colour with a earthy, leathery, spicy upfront nose. Rich plum, blackcurrant and dark chocolate on the mid palate. Bold tannin structure. Long finish with a spicy aftertaste.

variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Shiraz ]
winery : Hazendal
winemaker : Ronel Wiid
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 13.5 % vol  rs : 2.5 g/l  pH : 3.7  ta : 5.4 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  

Swiss International Air Lines Wine Awards 2003 - Seal of Approval

ageing : Needs time to develop to its full potential. Integration of different components would benefit from 3 to 5 years ageing.

in the vineyard : The Shiraz vineyards were planted in the mid 70's. Picked as ripe as possible to ensure good tannin levels. The Cabernet was planted in 1992.

in the cellar : The wine was matured for 12 months in French Oak Barrels.

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