Stellenbosch and the Simonsberg Mountain range are synonymous with the production of great Cabernet Sauvignon. Just over one third of Rustenberg's vineyard plantings are dedicated to this variety and it is used through all of our blended red wines, and the famous site specific Peter Barlow. The Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a more fruit forward and medium bodied style and is accessible in its youth but will benefit from further bottle age. We recommend decanting this wine before serving.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals perform very well under the climate conditions of the region and Rustenberg is known to be one of South Africa’s top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends and varietals.
The Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon shows typical Cabernet Sauvignon flavour and aroma profiles of dark berries and tobacco with a well-structured and lengthy palate.
Awarded 90 Points in Decanter Magazine 2017 - South Africa spotlight - "The fine purity of the classic cassis fruit is contrasted against a savoury, saline style. Sweet raspberry flavours emerge later on and balance the seaweed-like character."