David Finlayson Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - David Finlayson
Main Variety - Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol - 14.04 %vol
pH - 3.61
RS - 2.2 g/l
Total Acid - 5.7 g/l
Appellation - Stellenbosch


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Full
Taste - Herbaceous


2024 Platter's Wine Guide - 4½ Stars
2023 James Suckling Tasting report - 91 Points
2023 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge - 88 Points

Tasting Notes

Produced from four outstanding clones of Cabernet Sauvignon planted on different sites in them Stellenbosch area. Made to exude the intensity and purity of Cabernet Sauvignon varietal character and as such display typical Cabernet Sauvignon cassis and blackcurrent flavours. The wine has a fresh, minty, red berry fruit spectrum on the palate backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate show good ageing potential.

Blend Information

93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

About The Harvest

All grapes were hand-picked and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

In The Cellar

A combination of a traditional punch down every 6 hours as well as “remontage” ( pumping the must over the skins) is used to extract the fine tannins and colour from the skins. This is followed by 2-3 weeks maceration on skins before gentle pressing. Maturation takes place in 20% new, 60% second and 20% third fill 300l French oak barrels for 18 months before blending in tank prior to bottling. Pea protein fining is followed by Cross-Flow filtration before bottling. No animal-based products are used in the winemaking process and this wine is, therefore, Vegan friendly.

Additional Information

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.

Other Vintages

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