Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Niel Joubert Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Trophy Medal

Niel Joubert Estate

Niel Joubert Estate  Niel Joubert Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


The wine’s deep mahogany color belies the burst of ripe fruit, cherry, and blackcurrant on the initial aroma. The oak component on the nose is prominent but well balanced and presents as rich toasted notes. The nose is layered with savory and tobacco undertones that emphasize its varietal typicity. As with the aroma, the palate shows cascading layers of flavors. The first sensation is savory followed by an abundance of fruit, specifically blackcurrant, plum and black cherry. The fruit component is juicy yet elegant, indicating perfect ripeness. Subtle tones of oak spice and vanilla show a well-integrated oak component. The tannins are bold, powerful, and structured and in perfect balance with the wine’s acidity. Overall, the wine has finesse and a lingering and well- rounded finish.

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