The name of this wine pays tribute to the man who recognized the potential of Rustenberg, and bought the farm in 1941, reuniting the property, restoring its buildings and investing in its potential to make world class wines. The oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on the estate is named the Peter Barlow block and consistently produces powerful, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that is given the best possible treatment in the cellar. Peter's family now continues his legacy. We recommend decanting this wine before serving.
"The 2009 Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the oldest vines on the property, two years in oak of which 70% is new, receiving an extended amount of time in bottle. It has a very intense bouquet, almost over-powering at first, with bright blackberry, fig jam, fresh dates and allspice aromas soaring from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins. This is a thickly textured Cabernet, almost honeyed, with powerful fruit on the peacock's tail finish. It will need 4-6 years in bottle before it settles down, though there is great potential. 93 Points." (Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, Nov 2015)