2009 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon
87 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Bright dark red. Currant, blackberry and licorice aromas show a candied quality and a touch of reduction. In a sweetish style, with good intensity and harmonious acidity to the dark berry flavors... (Mar/Apr 2011)
Wine & SpiritsWith their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, the De Wet family's Excelsior estate has delivered an example of this beloved grape of exceptional value. Ripe black currant and elderberry promised on the nose are juicy yet not at all superficially sweet in their palate presence. Blond tobacco, hemp, moss, and toasted nuts add complexity to this polished, mouth-filling Cabernet, and unlike last year's rendition which evinced a hint of finishing heat, I could detect none (despite 14.5% alcohol) in the exuberantly, vividly fruity finish of this 2007. I would plan to enjoy it over the coming year.
Wine BuyerBlackish plum in color. A medium-to-full bodied wine. Displays sweet, plummy notes on nose, with vanilla, chocolate and blackcurrants on palate. Has soft, ripe tannins and a long velvety finish.
User Tasting Note
pjwenzelreally interesting and a great wine for the money. great bargain!