2019 Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon
Stellenbosch, South Africa
This is a Chris and Andrea Mullineaux project! Since its inception, the Mullineux-Leeu Family Winery has been named "Winery of the Year" by the Platter's Guide (South Africa's definitive wine guide) in 2014, 2016, 2019 and 2020! 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of parcels from the cooler parts of Stellenbosch. The wines are racked and blended in Spring and bottled after 20 months in barrel. Maturation: 20 months in 500L French oak barrels; 30% new. This very aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon has attractive, sublime leafy herb notes including eucalyptus-mint, tarragon and sage...hints of graphite and cedar. The aromatic fruit is cassis, and black cherry which follow on the palate with pure precision. Very Right Bank/Bordeaux-like, refined and elegant, understated but still rich and harmonious with ultra-fine tannins. Extremely smooth and supple, and silky on the palate. Perfect balance. Very classy! 540 cases produced.
91 points, James Suckling. "Blackberries, blackcurrants, tomato leaves and pencil lead on the nose. Medium-bodied with firm, chalky tannins. Fresh and structured. Pretty cabernet character. Drink from 2022."
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