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Ruby Cabernet, 2018

South Africa Red

Swartland 75cl

Ruby Cabernet is a cultivar hybridised from Carignan and Cab Sauv at California’s UC Davis to give a drought-resistant variety of colour for the dry Central Valleys. "An immediate ping on South Africa’s co-operative radar, therefore, where for 30 years or more it has been farmed somewhat obsessively, if anonymously, for colour and structure. Well sometimes even the village idiot makes it to University and in 2018 this long-established block shone above all others and we chose to bottle a small volume on its own. Unoaked, untrammelled and unedited this is the backing singer of many a blend, but solo. "
This from Boutinot who have made this wine.
Deep in colour. Brimming with purple! Black cherry, plum, full of sweet berry flavours with a hint of chocolate and raisin. It's a really interesting mouthful, savoury too on the finish. Intriguing rather than totally drinkable, a great bottle to share and enjoy with rich food.

Published: 21 March 2019

, Author: Noel

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