I was over at Prohibition the other day and they had this wine on for $5 a glass as part of their hooch hour. So WTF … why not. Dark in color with a nice fruity cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some fruit forward dark cherry notes to match the nose along with some mocha. On the medium length finish the wine displays some smooth tannins and nice dryness. This is a surprisingly not bad wine. I would give it an 88 or so. Quite food friendly. I paired it with lamb at Prohibition and it went well! Full bodied and firm is how the LCBO describe it, for me that would be embellishing a bit.
From the LCBO web site:
Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon — VINTAGES#: 328567
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm $15.95
Release Date:April 1, 2016
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in: Western Cape, South Africa By: KWV Sugar Content:6 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style:Full-bodied & Firm
Description: Offering super value, this Cabernet comes from South Africa’s cool Cape. It displays blackcurrant, dark cherry, spice and savoury herbs supported by bright acidity. Pair with gourmet burgers or steak-and-kidney pie.