Warwick Estate - The First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Smooth And Enticing
Pre-order - Get it by 20th Jun 2019
Country of OriginSouth Africa
- Acidity g/l5.8
- Food MatchBBQ Dishes
- Food MatchRed Meats
- Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon
- Ph Level3.56
- Residual Sugar g/l3.7
Suitably flash yet elegant at the same time, the Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon is a rollercoaster of excitement. This perennial overachiever is laced with cherries, dark brooding chocolate, blackberries and liquorice, all with a twist of leather right at the end. This wine is so full of flavour even your granny will do cartwheels. Smooth and enticing, you’ll be lip-smacking until another glass is poured. What about barbecued beef brisket, slow grilled and tender with some creamy dijon mash and garlicky beans? Or even just a plate of cured salami and a wedge of pecorino, a drizzle of truffled honey.
In order to achieve the full flavours in this wine without making it too heavy, we use fruit from some of our younger vines. This allows a delicateness to pervade while still offering alluring length. Then the wine nestles, undisturbed in our cellars for 18 months with gentle exposure to French oak. The resulting wine is soft and moreish, and certainly ready to drink. No need to decant if you don’t want to, just make sure you chill it slightly if the weather is very hot.