David Finlayson Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2017
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Made from grapes picked off the clay-heavy section of our prestige GS
vineyard; these grapes
were picked five days earlier than the rest of the vineyard. They were fermented in a small
1.5 ton fermenter and punched down three times a day. After 21 days on skins, they were
matured in new French oak for 24 months. A small percentage Cabernet Franc was added to
the barrels to soften the tannin structure and add a twist of difference to the usual CWG wine
which has always been 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting Notes: Typical of the house style, a big, iron-fisted style
Cabernet Sauvignon with
boysenberry and cassis on the nose. Ripe bramble, cassis fruit with a touch of vanilla oak and
solid tannins on palate.
36 Cases of this wine were sold on the 2020 auction.
Ready for drinking from 2025 to 2035.
Winemaker: David Finlayson
Price raised per case
- 6 x 750ml or equivalent
- Highest: R10 000
- Lowest: R7 000
- Average: R8 067
- Bottle Size 750ml
- Case Size: 6 x 750ml
- Cases Produced: 100
- Cases Auctioned: 30
- Alc: 15.0 vol%
- RS: 2.7 g/l
- TA: 6.0 g/l
- pH: 3.65