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160 Ratings
Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Vineyard

Excelsior

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2014 Vintage) This Cabernet Sauvignon pays homage to Evanthuis, a Hackney horse that was imported by Excelsior in 1913. This Hackney sire was a champion in Britain and America, winning first prize four times at the London Hackney show and in New York, in the days when the Hackney was the king of the world. He went on to win many titles in South Africa, including that of Rosebank's Champion Stallion. This Cabernet comes from the oldest vines on the farm. They were planted in 1988 in the best calcareous soils.

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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • International Wine Cellar