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Big Flower Cabernet Sauvignon - 2008

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Tasting Notes

A world-class Cabernet that doesn't show off. This wine displays a restrained nose of red and black berries, a graphite texture, brambly, woodsy herbs, and fine-tuned tannins. Acidity is clear and it finishes nicely with notes of licorice. This is a great selection for grilled lamb, hamburgers, and vegetables. The Big Flower is named for the King Protea flowers farmed at the winery. This is a project of American ex-pat Jenny Powell, who is living out her dream halfway around the world. The grapes are raised on steep slopes, 1800 feet above sea level, which necessitate hand-tending. This Cabernet Sauvignon spent 18 months in used oak.

Staff Pick Notes

A fresh take on Cabernet Sauvignon from a new South African winery headed by United States ex-pat Ginny Povall. This is classic Cab all the way with dark cherry fruit and an herbaceous green pepper note. Medium bodied with soft tannins and gentle acidity, this is a great BBQ wine that would pair well with burgers and ribs. This brand new winery is actually still waiting for their vineyards to bear fruit and sourced the fruit for this 2008 vintage from growers in the Banghoek region in Stellenbosch. So called for the king protea flowers that also grow on the estate, I’m really looking forward to future offerings from Big Flower.
- AL

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