Cultivar of the Month: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps one of the most well-known red wines in the world and is found in virtually every country which attempts to produce wine. South Africa has made itself one of the go-to countries for consumers looking for a deep red wine with all the traditional flavour of a French Bordeaux. It has become a specialist at producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons which are prized by wine connoisseurs all over the world, yielding the familiar aromas and flavours of blackcurrant, cedarwood and lead pencil shavings, with perhaps a whiff of sweet vanilla oak.


The South African Cabernet Sauvignon is also known to show additional aromas and flavours of green pepper, mint, dark chocolate, tobacco and cloves. As it matures, it takes on the aroma of a forest floor. What this wine wants is uncluttered food: red meat, roast turkey, quail, steak and kidney pie, and meaty casseroles all work well. Rosemary and thyme are madly in love with this cultivar so you can confidently pair almost anything that is infused with these herbs, from chicken to pork and lamb. Follow the link and take a look at our wine list to see if you can spot your favourite Cabernet Sauvignon.