Classical, plush pure black berry fruited Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of the Stellenbosch region with expressive aromatic notes of freshly tilled earth, sweet cassis, graphite, roasted coffee beans and sweet tobacco. The palate is soft, round and superbly balanced, retaining an elegant light touch concentration, detailed freshness, pin point salinity and sweet, rounded tannins on the long creamy finish. A real class act from one of South Africa's most distinguished estates. 93/100 Greg Sherwood MW
The Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with a fine balance between power and elegance. Velvet smooth tannins coat the palate with perfectly judged use of wood that respects the fruit. 92/100 Wine Enthusiast USA
Producer Information: Simonsig
Huguenot Jacques Malan arrived in the Cape from France in 1688 and to this day his family run the Simonsig estate, named after the imposing mountain that dominates the view. In 1971 the late Frans Malan produced South Africa’s first méthode traditionnelle (second ferment in bottle) sparkling wine calling it Kaapse Vonkel, meaning ‘Cape Sparkle’. A pioneer, Malan and the Kaapse Vonkel set a precedent and started the ball rolling for producers to come. Malan dubbed the style Method Cap Classique (MCC) as from 1992 the word Champagne or Champenoise was no longer legally allowed on the label. This was probably for the best, as any region riding on the back of another’s name will never truly reach their own, earned and respected recognition; and South African sparkling wine definitely deserves all the glory it’s getting. They also produce highly recognised bordeaux blends and pinotage.