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The Blue Lady


A proper Stellenbosch cab, big and bold with dominate dark fruit flavours, mouth filling intensity and a long spicy finish.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Current Vintage: 2016
Tasting Notes

The DNA of the single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate goes back to the very first wine produced under the Warwick label, when it was released in 1984 – then named “La Femme Bleu”. An example of Quintessential Simonsberg Cabernet powerful and rich, with tremendous ageing possibilities.

The single vineyard was hand-harvested over a period of four days. Harvest began in the early morning and stopped before the temperatures reached 28 °C. Bunches of grapes were destemmed,gently crushed, and hand-sorted. A seven-day cold-soak was done to extract colour before fermentation,commenced. An isolated yeast culture from Bordeaux was added and a warm short fermentation was done with daily pump-overs and two rack-and-returns. Following fermentation the wine was left on the skins for a week for the tannins to polymerise. A light pressing was done after which the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks .Ageing took place medium and light toast French oak barrels .The wine was bottled with a light filtration and kept in bottle for 12 months before release.

The wine is opaque in the centre with a translucent licorice rim. It offers blackberries and crème de cassis with hints of graphite and tobacco leaf on the nose, all combining to promise a mouthful of power. The full-bodied palate has an opulent texture and a wealth of fruit—that will leave you clambering to pinpoint each one. Complex layers peel off as you sip; expect savoury notes of roasted meats and fynbos to fresh violets, coffee as well as a mineral element. The Blue Lady 2015 offers intensity and purity; with a balanced symmetry that is pure poetry.

Download the tasting notes here (PDF).

Matching Foods

A classic wine loves a classic dish. Serve with roasted beef rib-eye with Porcini salt and hand-cut fries. Or for a smoky pork loin served with Parmesan mash.

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