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Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Wine Review

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

South Africa, South Africa

Community Score:88/100

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Price: $16.95

Drink: 2011-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 15%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Kleine Zalze

Agent: Signature Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vintages Wine Panel: One of the greatest aspects of Cabernet Sauvignon is that no matter where it is grown it remains distinctly Cabernet. Rather than becoming overwhelmed by the aromas and flavours provided by its location, it incorporates them to create wonderfully nuanced expressions. This South African example delivers notes of blueberry and blackberry, cedar, spice and currants with licorice and chocolate undertones. There is great structure and depth on the palate here with tremendously concentrated fruits, well integrated and balanced tannins. This will reward 3-5 years in the cellar or will work tonight. My note: Leanings toward Bordeaux here but supported by South African fruit, restrained, balanced, full-bodied and savoury. A lovely combination that doesn’t overwhelm yet delivers an evening of pleasure.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: gourmet burgers, grilled ribs.

This Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 was reviewed on March 19, 2011 by Natalie MacLean

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