Nederburg Private Bin Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
By Christian Eedes, 15 December 2020
In an effort to simplify brand architecture, Nederburg’s top two offerings, Two Centuries and Private Bin have been consolidated into a single tier. In addition, MD Niel Groenewald is looking for greater refinement across the range.
What then of the current iteration of the top-end Cabernet Sauvignon? Grapes from both Darling and Simonsberg-Paarl, the wine was matured for 31 months in 100% new oak. The nose shows red and black berries, a subtle leafy note, pencil shavings and even a little oyster shell. The palate is pure and precise – it possesses lots of volume (alcohol is 14.85%) and yet it is not overdone, the tannins fine, the finish gently savoury. It’s already remarkably accessible and should have many fans. Price: R495 a bottle.
CE’s rating: 93/100.
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