Graham Beck, The Game Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Coastal, South Africa
Tasting Note: A cabernet sauvignon that is a bit hollow and lacking in concentration.
Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has a nose of mint, green vegetable and black cherry.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied cabernet is tart on the attack with some smokiness.
Bottle Note: Farming in harmony with nature ensures we are making every effort to protect our precious natural heritage. Our private nature reserve in Robertson is the heart of our environmental conservation drive. Each wine in the Game Reserve range celebrates the unique indigenous fauna and flora nurtured within this haven of biodiversity. Your support signifies a commitment to conservation. One of the most admired yet elusive of Africa’s Big Five animals, the leopard (Panthera pardus), is a notoriously shy creature. As an Apex predator this big cat is critical to the sustainability of many other species. The Cape leopard may represent a unique subspecies. An exciting research project has established that a total of seven leopards currently roam the area. Our Roberson farm plays a vital rode in maintaining the genetic diversity and distribution of this majestic species. Deep ruby red in color with black berry fruit, hints of dried herbs and cigar box notes on the nose. The palate is full bodied with juicy mulberry and cherry flavors, tobacco spice and cedar wood. This wine has soft yet firm tannins with a balanced mouth feel and long finish. Excellent with your favorite cut of red meat, traditional roast beef, osso bucco and hearty risottos.
Importer: Maritime Wine Trading Collective, San Francisco, California
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: October 12, 2016