Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nederburg Private Bin R 163 Cabernet Sauvignon 1982 91 Points

Courtesy of Cape Wine Master Bennie Howard, from his home collection, a Nederburg Auction wine, during the gala dinner of South African Airways Onboard 2014 listings at Bosman, Grande Roche hotel, this is testament of how quality South African wine age over decades, at a time when the obsession, ego with high alcohol and physiological ripeness was not the buzz word, unmistakably mature Cabernet, fresh and lively, still so much energy for a 31 years old wine, respect.

Alcohol: ideal | 12.5 % abv

Origin: Paarl

Notes: cassis | stony | leather | truffle | game

Ideal drinking occasions: formal dinner with close acquaintances

Serve with: pan seared duck breast

Drink: now until 2018