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Blank Bottle BIG Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

 
Country: South africa
Region: Swartland
Type: Red
Producer: Blank bottle
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2015
Alcohol: 14.5%

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"You expect to find wacky stuff going on at a tasting like this, but The B.I.G from Pieter Walser takes the biscuit … Crazy? Yes. Delicious? Yes. It’s structured and tannic but with an appealing smash of ripe red and black fruit and some tobacco and tomato leaf notes too. Notorious." Chris Wilson, The Buyer, tasting at New Wave 2017


Tasting Notes

Lovely BIG and smooth. A blend of 6 Cabernet vineyards from 3 different areas, ranging from 116m above sea level to 755m. Related to the Swartland Revolution where Rhone blends were taking over from the Bordeaux blends of Stellenbosch, cabernet suddenly became branded 'uncool.' Wines from each vineyard were vinified separately and bottled under each vineyard name and then the BIG blend was created to show the true character of a South Afircan Cabernet Sauvignon. With stunning black fruit, sweet peppery spice, fine tanning and good acidity, this is a very drinkable wine that shows complexity and liveliness. A wine where each sip stays as interesting as the first. Love this. The fruit from each site was fully destemmed fruit and separately (some of the fruit was still being picked while other batches had longsince been in barrel) went through wild yeast fermentation and ageing in a combination of 225l and 300l used oak barrels for 18 months.

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