Southern Cross Reserve Escapade Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Wine Review

Southern Cross Reserve Escapade Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
W.O., Bottelary-Stellenbosch, South Africa
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 267211
Wine Type: Red Wine


 
Price: $17.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2013-2015
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Southern Cross
Agent: Du Chasse Wines & Spirits
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Natalie's Score: 89/100

Good mouth-watering juicy acidity with balanced richness of black fruit flavours on the palate. Full-bodied and fairly smooth, though 1-2 hours decanting will help. This is a heavy hitter that will surprise and please those who love Californian cabernets. This wine is named after the astral bodies that have long guided sailors and thrilled sky gazers. This is a great price for classic Cali cab. Highly recommended. Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: lamb burgers, meatloaf, pork tenderloin. Luscious Lamb Wine

This Southern Cross Reserve Escapade Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was reviewed November 9, 2013 by

 

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Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Smoky black fruit on the nose leads to a mouth filling palate of blackberry, cassis, freshly turned earth and a hint of oak spice. The firm structure is balanced by ripe and generous fruit. Fantastic with Balderson Cheddar. Drink through 2015. Tasted Dec 2013.
The Southern Cross is the colloquial name for the Crux Constellation, one of the Southern Hemisphere's most distinctive constellations. It was a crucial navigational guide for sailors. Okay, let's get right to the Crux of the matter: this superbly well-priced wine offers impressive aromas of dark cherry, blueberry, cassis and sweet caramel. A spine of acidity provides balance to the great depth of fruit flavour. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Jan. 2013

 
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