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David Finlayson G.S. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 in Gift Carton

David Finlayson G.S. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 in Gift Carton

Honouring the great Cabernets made by George Spies in the '60s, this wine has impressive concentration and longevity.
Made to exude absolute purity of varietal character and as such display true Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty herbaceousness backed by mocca vanilla oak.


variety : Cabernet Sauvignon [ 90% Cabernet Sauvignon , 6% Petit Verdot , 4% Cabernet Franc ]
winemaker : David Finlayson
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.05 % vol  rs : 1.6 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 6 g/l  
type : Red  
pack : Bottle  size : 0  closure : Cork  

AWARDS

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
-2022 Lufthansa First Class listing

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
-92 points:  Neal Martin August 29, 2018 - Vinous

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
-93 points:  eRobert Parker
-90 points:  Tim Atkin SA report

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
-93 points:  Tim Atkin SA report
-91+ points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
-Platter Guide 2015:  4½ Star Platter
-89 points:  eRobert Parker
-90 points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar
-Grand Gold:  SAWi 2015

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
-92+ points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
-Platter Guide 2013:  4½ Star Platter
-90+ points:  Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
-Platter Guide 2012:  4½ Star Platter
-Commended at International Wine Challenge 2011
-93 points:  Wine Enthusiast Magazine & Top 100 Cellar Selection

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
-Platter Guide 2010:  4½ Star Platter

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
-Platter Guide 2009:  4½ Star Platter
-91 points:  Wine Spectator

GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
-Platter Guide 2009:  5 Star Platter

in the cellar : A traditional punch down every 4 hours is used to extract the fine tannins and colour from the skins. Maturation took place in French oak barrels for 14 months.

Wood Elevation: 20% New French Oak - Nevers, Allier;  Medium Toasted, 60% Second Fill 300L French Oak, 20% Third Filled French Oak.

OTHER VINTAGES - not for sale