Welcome to Ken's Wine Guide

....in search of the perfect bottle of Wine!

Reviews & Ratings

2017 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

Excelsior 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Excelsior

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Robertson

State or country: South Africa

Price: $10

Cases produced: 83,000

KWG Score: 86.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: July 6, 2019

Wine Review: This ink red colored Cabernet Sauvignon is a nice value offering from Excelsior. The wine opens with an earthy and musty bouquet that also includes hints of black raspberry, plum, black pepper and herbs. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and robust featuring ripe black cherry and black raspberry flavors. I also noted black licorice, herbs, spices and some hints of black olives and vanilla. The finish is quite dry, because of its tannins which are firm, dusty and youthful. As a result, this wine would benefit from some decanting. I would pair this South African Cabernet Sauvignon with beef stew. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: This crowd pleasing Cabernet delivers a serious bang for the buck! It displays ripe blackcurrant and dried herb characters on the nose, which are backed up with some spicy oak notes. The palate is smooth and soft, with beautiful ripe tannins and a long finish.

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Excelsior 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Colonial Spirits of Acton. Buy Wine online
Merriam Vineyards
Rileys Rows Fall Wine Special Ad