Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Generations 2004.

Now in its 10th year, the pedigree and class of the rich fruit and tannins these gnarled old vines yield, is simply breath-taking. Black fruit scents mingle with delicate cedar shavings. Intense blackcurrant flavours are sensual in there textured, mouth coating and velvety character. Fine grained tannins frame a complex backbone with fresh balancing acidity. The giddying finish remains long and true to Cabernet character. Outstanding in every respect. 18+/20.

R695 pb.

For December month we are offering holiday makers intimate experiences of the unique Constantia Valley wine route. This will include meeting their lively key personalities! The duration will be a minimum of five hours and could include the whole day. The time will fly past, as you meet a winemaker, enjoy a personal vineyard walk with experts, drive around the land in farm vehicles, all helping you to learn and understand the uniqueness of these very special sites. This will be followed up with a private tutored wine tasting, before heading to the next inside-track vineyard experience. The friendly resident expert wine adventure guide will provide context, history and current status quo, delivered with humour, passion and anecdotes. Finish off with a stylish fine dining lunch or dinner at ‘top 5’ restaurant. Book now.

From Wikipedia...Label Humour:

Numerous wines have been given names which are deliberately amusing. These form categories:

Today, Thursday we have - Self-deprecation

The New Zealand producer Cooper's Creek produces a Sauvignon blanc called Cat's Pee on a Gooseberry Bush which has sold well throughout the world. This phrase to describe the distinctive taste of the New Zealand wines made from this grape variety was first coined by wine critic, Oz Clarke. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which controls the import of alcoholic drinks into the USA, insisted that the name should be changed to Cat's Phee on a Gooseberry Bush.