2013 Stark Conde Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch, South Africa

In marked contrast to the Three Pines Cabernet, this fine bottle is all medium- to full-bodied red fruit with hints of earth and cinnamon. Just like the Three Pines, the wine is delicious and satisfying.

2013 Stark Conde Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch


as part of a mixed case.

11+ bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"2013 was an excellent Cabernet vintage producing wines with bright red fruits and excellent acidity and with a very nice balance between power and elegance. The wines have remained tight despite nearly 2 years in barrel and I believe it will be a vintage with good aging potential. Continuing a trend of the past couple of years, we are using all the Bordeaux blending varieties in this wine with a relatively high proportion of Petit Verdot which I find work’s well in our area and adds an intriguing perfumed note."

Technical Notes
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec. 300l French oak was used, of which about 35% was new. After 18 months barrel maturation the blend was assembled and put back to barrels for a further 4 months integration. Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 22 months barrel maturation. 14.5% alc."