Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon
Tim Atkin 90 Points
Platter 4.5 Stars 93 Points
Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon is a fabulous Cabernet. Rainbows End is one of the finest artisan red wine producers in Stellenbosch, and now also makes some very good Chenin Blanc too. Anton Malan’s winemaking is exceptional. He puts in a lot of hard work such as handpicking at dawn and manually punching down of the ferment several times a day, which is richly rewarded when you taste his wines. This Cabernet Sauvignon is excellent – powerful and opulent, with weight on the palate balanced by good acidity and a purity that comes from absolute minimal use of additives.
We have just recieved the 2017 - below is text from the 2016.
Rainbows End Cabernet Sauvignon - 2016 vintage already nominated for Platter 5 Stars yet again and it has already won two gold medals.
Balanced and structured Cab. A mix of New World, ( fruit driven cassis and blackcurrant), as well as Old world style notes with earthy,bramble, meaty and wet soil. Accessible already drinking very well with soft tannins but can also mature for many years.
Came second with 92 points and gold medal at the Trophy Wineshow this year. Also nominated for 5 star John Platter. Was selected by Michael Fridjon to compete for SA at the 6 nations competition in Perth.
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