Sunday, May 23, 2010

Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignonn 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Black currant and chocolate on the nose

Full bodied on the palate

Fruity finish of dark plum, currants, and herbs


South Africa is hosting the soccer World Cup this Summer, so grab a South African wine to celebrate. If you're looking for a place to start, try this Cabernet from Excelsior. It's one of the top selling wines from this country and presents a dark, fruity flavor profile.

I've tasted this wine every year since 2002 and in the past it sometimes had an odd plastic aroma. Not so with the 2007. It's quite good. And the typical price is a mere $8-10. Raise a glass to South Africa, and the beautiful game!

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