100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a 19 year old low yielding vineyard that has decomposed granite, but also heavy clay and gravel soils.
You can expect a pure and classic Cabernet Sauvignon: cassis and blackcurrant fruit on the nose as well as a fresh minty, herbiness backed by mocha vanilla. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show great ageing potential.
We are thrilled that David won Best Cabernet in the World at the annual Concours International des Cabernets in France in May 2022 for this very wine. This annual competition is committed to awarding the world’s best wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and other Cabernet-related grape varieties.
“Cabernet Sauvignon from exceptional, terroir-driven fruit allows for a simple, pure winemaking approach which is extremely rewarding in the final product. Because you know what you are tasting is a wine made in the vineyard – the winemaker was just the carer that coaxed the fruit into the final product.”
Finlayson says the award is not only a great honour for the team at David Finlayson Wines, but also recognises Stellenbosch’s international reputation as a leading producer of Cabernet Sauvignon. “The region is proving itself as an exceptional place to grow Cabernet, and it is a true privilege to be a part of this quest in attaining global recognition for Stellenbosch and, of course, for South Africa,” he says.
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Edgebaston vineyard, situated in the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain in the northern reaches of the Stellenbosch wine region, is the home of David Finlayson’s range of premium wines.
With over 25 years of winemaking experience gained in South Africa and a number of wineries around the world, including Chateau Margaux in France and Peter Lehmann wines in Australia, David Finlayson is a name synonymous with producing wines from top quality Burgundian and Bordeaux grape varieties alike.
Born and raised in Stellenbosch and a third generation grape grower and vintner, David Finlayson and his family purchased the run down Edgebaston farm in 2004 and began the painstaking replanting and rebuilding process to create the picturesque 30 hectare vineyard that is the Edgebaston Vineyard today.
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