Sunday, September 1, 2013
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
Notes: cassis | stony | leather | truffle | game
Ideal drinking occasions: formal dinner with close acquaintances
Serve with: pan seared duck breast
Drink: now until 2018