Benguela Cove rated one of the top Cabernets in Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.
The 2017 vintage had laid a few gems in the Benguela Cove crown with the Catalina Semillon 2017 taking the lead in the 2019 SA Platters Guide. Scoring 92 points in the 2019 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report, the newly released Benguela Cove Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 has joined these ranks, highlighting that this cool climate estate can do the King of Grapes justice with balance, power and finesse.
Better known to the Stellenbosch terroir, Cabernet Sauvignon clearly also has an affinity with the cool shores of Walker Bay, producing elegant and long-lived wines while requiring minimal intervention. This score concludes the Benguela Cove terroir to be equally suited to classic white Bordeaux varietals as well as its red counterparts.
Cellar master Johann Fourie has faith that these varietals will continue to excel on the Benguela Cove estate and believes that perseverance pays off.
“Being up there with well-established Cabernet producers affirms that we make wines with character and true identity. We have always been led by terroir, not by what everyone else is doing around us, but by what the vineyards give us. Those who don’t explore don’t discover.”
In total 94 wines were entered from 76 producers. All the wines were tasted blind, ratings done according to the 100-point system.
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