‘In my 18 years at Tokara, 2015 is the best vintage I have worked with,’ hailed Miles Mossop, CWG Chairman and a panel member of the first Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection. Held in Johannesburg last week, the event hosted 24 winemakers who showed off their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignons – en-primeur style. Armed with new clones, virus-free vineyards and a finer identity of South African Cabernet, today’s top winemakers have taken advantage of the sublime 2015 vintage conditions. The message was clear: Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Stellenbosch and 2015 is quickly being regarded as the greatest modern day vintage.
The 2015s are generally medium-bodied with red rather than black fruits. There is tremendous consistency in quality, with most wines showing perfect ripeness, lovely freshness and powerful tannins. Expect them to age with grace for a decade or more.
With 15 years of Bordeaux en-primeur experience, Wine Cellar now offers you the opportunity to buy a range of the top Cabernets at the lowest possible prices – en-primeur. Of the 17 wines where the 2015 future ‘farm prices’ are known, en-primeur saves you on average 10%.
An analysis of the vintage wines shown at the preceding Masterclass last week, including the likes of Le Riche 1997 and Waterford 2003, reveals an astonishing average compounded annual return of 18%. Besides securing your favourite Cabernet Sauvignon before release, buying Stellenbosch Cabernet en-primeur is a great investment.
Until February 2019, Wine Cellar will store your en-primeur purchases free of charge and offer free delivery on your total order once the wines have been released. Orders will be accepted in 6-bottle cases only and payment is required on order.