Price:  £10.95 | Case Rate: £10.50
Ex Tax: £9.13

Warwick Estate - The First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Information

  • Country: South Africa
  • Wine Region: Stellenbosch
  • Wine Maker: Nic van Aarde
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

What about barbecued beef brisket, slow grilled and tender with some creamy dijon mash and garlicky beans? Or even just a plate of cured salami and a wedge of pecorino, a drizzle of truffed honey.

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Wine tasting notes

This perennial overachiever is laced with cherries, dark brooding chocolate, blackberries and licorice, all with a twist of leather right at the end. This wine is so full of flavour even your granny will do cartwheels. Smooth and enticing, you’ll be lip smacking until another glass is poured.

Winery Information

Warwick Estate

Warwick Estate is a family-owned and run winery. Managing Director Michael Ratcliffe is the 3rd generation family member to oversee this high quality boutique operation that has been lauded globally for excellence and consistency. Mike is passionately involved in many aspects of the South African and global wine industry and has held senior leadership positions in industry bodies. From 1771 til 1902, Warwick Wine Farm was known as the farm "De Goede Sukses". After the Anglo Boer war in 1902,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinification Notes

In order to achieve the full flavours in this wine without making it too heavy, we use fruit from some of our younger vines. This allows a delicateness to pervade while still offering alluring length. Then the wine nestles, undisturbed in our cellars for 18 months with gentle exposure to French oak. The resulting wine is soft and moreish, and certainly ready to drink. Not need to decant if you don’t want to, just make sure you chill it slightly if the weather is very hot.