Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark in color with nice black cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark cherries, and black currants overwhelmed by strong white pepper and very noticeable alcohol … nice and dry! There are some chocolate notes … This wine is a mixed bag. On it’s own it’s a big, bold edgy wine that’s a little young. We paired it with a red sauce pasta and it went okay with the pasta but it didn’t exactly compliment it either. Perhaps a steak might have been a better pairing. I would give it an 87+, but for $24.95 I can think of much better wines. Another one to two years in the bottle might soften it some. from the LCBO web site: check stock:

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  744375$24.95

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In the glass, the wine is an opaque bplooplum at the heart which pales out to a purple tinged ruby at the edges. The aromas and flavours are classic Cabernet. Blackcurrants, roadside brambles, pencil shavings, fynbos herbaceousness and Palma violets. The well applied oak adds its spice and vanilla. From entry the wine fills the palate with fruit, cashmere clad tannins and ends in a long and gently waning aftertaste. Iron fist in velvet glove, a balance of elegance and a serious statement. While eminently drinkable now, the wine will reward you after 5 or more years of cool cellaring. (Michael Olivier, michaelolivier.co.za, Aug. 20, 2019)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:April 18, 2020Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:14%Made In:Stellenbosch, South AfricaBy:Simonsig Wines Pty LtdSugar Content:4 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & Firm

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