Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve

2021 Gold Medal

Muratie Wine Farm

Muratie Wine Farm Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve
Cabernet Sauvignon () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older


In special years, certain barrels of Muratie’s Simonsberg Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon are so exceptional in terms of their fruit intensity, structure and balance that they deserve to be held back and bottled separately. In this full-bodied, opulent wine, the black berries, currants and plums are almost Crème de Cassis-like in their concentration; the oak integration is seamless while imparting an exotic spice perfume. Matured in 100% new French Oak for 22 months. The fruit, tannin structure and fine acidity indicates a wine of balance and finesse reflective of the Simonsberg terroir. A wine to cellar for at least five years before savouring slowly.

Slow Braised Karoo-style lamb shank, rich lamb jus, creamed potatoes, caramelized carrots & seasonal garden vegetables