Simonsig 'The Garland' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa
What an exciting wine - from a single vineyard in the beautiful Stellenbosch district. Here are the winemaker's notes:-
"The wine displays an inky black centre with a great density of colour. A bright and youthful rim shows no signs of aging. Alluring black berry fruit synergise with perfumed potpourri notes, graphite pencil shavings and spicy cedar wood. The fresh brambly fruit on the palate entry expands into multi layered flavours of black cherry on the mid-palate. Tannins carved to perfection. This beautiful rounded Cabernet already displays complex characters of violets which is so true to the Simonsberg terroir. Great expression of Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon from the superb 2015 vintage and with further cellaring it will last for 15 to 20 years."
We'd echo these thoughts - except to say that the 2015 is tasting so good now, it will be *very* hard to keep. One of our finest tastes of 2020.