Overgaauw Cabernet Sauvignon 1990

By , 13 February 2024

In the 1996 edition of Platter’s, the tasting note for the Cabernet Sauvignon 1990 from Stellenbosch property Overgaauw reads as follows: “Fresh fruit, cassis, hints of mint, eucalyptus. Velvety texture. Could make a Bordeaux winemaker envious” and it was duly rated Four Stars.

Drinking it now, it shows rather more red fruit than black although a definite “green” note remains, reminiscent of dried herbs while there also hints of boot polish and undergrowth. The palate is light-bodied with fresh, slightly hard acidity and a dry finish. It’s a modest wine but still intact – good fruit integrity, the tannins pretty much resolved.

CE’s rating: 90/100.

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