Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ridgeback Paarl Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 74 Points

Garnet with slight brown rim, typical of majority 2008 reds and especially Cabernet, possibly due to premature evolution.

Clean, moderate intensity, minty eucalyptus note dominate, blueberry pastille, ripe cassis, herbaceous and earthy note, subtle oaking brush of cedary character.

Dry with medium plus acidity, fresh with elegant extraction, medium tannin, with slight bitterness on the edges, graphite note on texture, with some mid palate stuffing! moderate plus alcohol of 13.5% a bonus!, now until 2014