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Edgebaston David Finlayson GS Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: David Finlayson
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.05 %vol
pH : 3.46
RS : 1.6 g/l
Total Acid : 6 g/l
Volatile Acidity : 0.57 g/l
SO2 : 74 mg/l
Free SO2 : 21 mg/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Huge
Taste : Herbaceous


Accolades

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

Tasting Notes

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. 

Ageing Potential
Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential.
Blend Information
90% Cabernet Sauvignon , 6% Petit Verdot , 4% Cabernet Franc
In The Vineyard

Soil Type: Malmesbury Shale on deep red clay. Produced from four outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on different sites in the Stellenbosch area.  
Made with more than a nod to the classic wines of the Medoc in the Bordeaux region, showing the period of time David Finlayson spent working at world renowned Chateau Margaux.

About The Harvest

Harvest Date: Late March 2017.
All grapes were hand picked and fermented in Stainless Steel Tanks.

In The Cellar

All grapes were hand picked and fermented in Stainless Steel Tanks. 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.


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