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Our Wines (archived) - Cabernet Sauvignon
Darling Cellars Limited Release Sir Charles Henry Darling 2012
A modern blend of classic varietals showing black berries, dark chocolate and mocha aroma. The dominance of the Cabernet Sauvignon is expressed in the fullness and structure of the wine, but the tannins are soft and elegant. 18 Months of bottle maturation makes this wine accessible and will pair well with red meat dishes.
Alc: 13.8/6  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.68  TA: 5.62  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
An example of pure Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, with aromas of wood, ripe blackberries and cassis on the nose. It is a juicy, well structured wine with a hint of ripeness on the palate and an abundance of black fruit. The finish is long and smooth, with a slight smokiness. The tannin structure is firm but by no means aggressive, to emphasise the varietal characteristic.

Alc: 14.36  RS: 1.76  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.78  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A great example of a South African Cabernet. A bouquet of wild herbs and dark cherries. These aromas give way to an intense palate that shows flavours of colour & cassis that linger on the palate.


Alc: 14.36  RS: 1.76  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.78  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine exhibits an abundance of ripe cassis interwoven with layers of coffee, tobacco, chocolate and ripe tannins. A great example of a South African Cabernet. 


Alc: 14.15  RS: 1.49  pH: 3.80  TA: 5.69  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
International Wine Challenge 2005 - Seal of Approval
Deep, dark colour. Aromas of blackcurrants and subtle wood on the nose, with a great concentration of fruit on the palate. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.

Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.60  pH: 3.47  TA: 6.05  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Deep, dark colour. Aromas of blackcurrants and subtle wood on the nose, with a great concentration of fruit on the palate. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.
Alc: 14.20  RS: 5.2  pH: 3.43  TA: 6.81  VA: 0.58  TSO2: 109  FSO2: 49
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 -  SOLD OUT
Best Value Cabernet - Wine of the Month Club 2002
Good colour. Aromas of blackcurrants and mint on the nose with a great concentration of fruit on the palate. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.

Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.68  TA: 6.42  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Good colour. Aromas of blackcurrants and mint on the nose with a great concentration of fruit on the palate. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.
Alc: 13.64  RS: 2.8  pH: 3.87  TA: 6.86  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a dark garnet colour. A bouquet of currents and cassis give way to a palate of dark berries and black berries. Fine tannins and balanced subtle oaking give an elegant mouth feel and long finish.
Alc: 14.04  RS: 3.08  pH: 3.72  TA: 5.15  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a dark garnet colour. A bouquet of currents and cassis give way to a palate of dark berries and black berries. Fine tannins and balanced subtle oaking give an elegant mouth feel and long finish.This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with robust spicy meat dishes.
Alc: 14.71  RS: 1.83  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.52  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

A classic Cabernet Sauvignon with a dark garnet colour. A bouquet of currents and cassis give way to a palate of dark berries and black berries. Fine tannins and balanced subtle oaking give an elegant mouth feel and long finish.


Alc: 13.96  RS: 2.91  pH: 3.55  TA: 5.93  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
SAA Onboard Wine List (Premium Class)
Veritas 2001 - Bronze
Matured in 300 litre French and American Oak Barrels for 15 months. A very attractive spicy nose with aromas of coffee and mocha accompanied by a full-bodies and well-balanced palate. Delicate dark berry fruit slides over the palate with finesse and opulence.

Alc: 14.31  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.72  TA: 6.03  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Veritas 2003 - Silver
SAA Onboard Listing (Business Class)
88 points - Wine Spectator for 2003

Matured in 300 liter French oak barrels for 12 months. A very attractive spicy nose with aromas of coffee and mocha and accompanied by a full-bodied and well-balanced palate. Delicate dark berry fruit slides over the plate with finesse and opulence.

Alc: 13.73  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.75  TA: 6.03  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Classic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2015
This wine has vibrant flavours of red berry and fruit characters including plum and mulberry. On the palate is a fresh acidity.
Alc: 14.38  RS: 3.87  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.33  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Groenekloof Cabernet Sauvignon 1998
Veritas 2000 - Bronze
Matured in 300 litre Nevers Barrels to offer well balanced wood and fruit. Soft on taste with the ability to mature for another 8 years.

Alc: 12.9  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.79  TA: 5.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
A clean example of more typical Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics than what Darling normally produces. With a little breathing, the typical bamboo, seaweed, kelp - Darling characteristics - come to the fore. Gritty, firm tannins give this wine a solid palate with hints of almonds and currants, which are supported by blackberries. A hint of X-mas cake colour the palate of this beautifully balanced wine.
Alc: 14.6  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.50  TA: 5.73  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Deep, dark colour with aromas of blackcurrants and subtle wood on the nose. A great concentration of fruit on the palate supported with finely balanced tannins. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.
Alc: 14.57  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.69  TA: 5.30  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Deep, dark colour with aromas of blackcurrants and subtle wood on the nose. A great concentration of fruit on the palate supported with finely balanced tannins. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.
Alc: 14.1  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.6  TA: 5.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Sir Charles Henry Darling 2008
A classic blend showing fine integration of fruit and wood flavours. Big but refined and good potential for futher bottle maturation. This wine shows harmony, structure and finess.
Alc: 14.21  RS: 1.66  pH: 3.76  TA: 1.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Cabernet Sauvignon
An example of pure Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, with aromas of wood, ripe blackberries and cassis on the nose. It is a juicy, well structured wine with a hint of ripeness on the palate and an abundance of black fruit. The finish is long and smooth, with a slight smokiness. The tannin structure is firm but by no means aggressive, to emphasise the varietal characteristic.

Alc: 14.36  RS: 1.76  pH: 3.64  TA: 5.78  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
An example of pure Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, with aromas of wood, ripe blackberries and cassis on the nose. It is a juicy, well structured wine with a hint of ripeness on the palate and an abundance of black fruit. The finish is long and smooth, with a slight smokiness. The tannin structure is firm but by no means aggressive, to emphasise the varietal characteristic.

Alc: 14.68  RS: 2.50  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.57  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Prominent black currant coolis on the nose and palate, supported by ripe tannins and a full fruity palate. A wine to be cellared and enjoyed on special occasions.
Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.7  pH: 3.53  TA: 6.04  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
A clean example of more typical Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics than what Darling normally produces. With a little breathing, the typical bamboo, seaweed, kelp - Darling characteristics - come to the fore. Gritty, firm tannins give this wine a solid palate with hints of almonds and currants, which are supported by blackberries. A hint of X-mas cake colour the palate of this beautifully balanced wine.
Alc: 14.27  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.20  TA: 5.90  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2007
A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complimenting each other to make for a great drinking experience. Light wood treatment accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the black currants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.
Alc: 14.42  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.76  TA: 5.17  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Onyx Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
A clean example of more typical Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics than what Darling normally produces. With a little breathing, the typical bamboo, seaweed, kelp - Darling characteristics - come to the fore. Gritty, firm tannins give this wine a solid palate with hints of almonds and currants, which are supported by blackberries. A hint of X-mas cake colour the palate of this beautifully balanced wine.
Alc: 14.68  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.62  TA: 5.57  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
A typically Darling, fruit driven Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dark intense colour. Blackcurrant, Cherry tobacco and Dark Chocolate on the nose. The wine has good concentration and soft dry tannins, complimented by well integrated wood flavours.


Alc: 14.33  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.78  TA: 4.91  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Reserve "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
A classic and fruit driven Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dark intense colour. Blackcurrant, cassis and roasted almonds on the nose. The wine has good concentration and soft dry tannins, complemented by well integrated wood flavours.

Alc: 14.4  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.65  TA: 5.14  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep, dark colour with aromas of blackcurrants and subtle wood on the nose. A great concentration of fruit on the palate supported with finely balanced tannins. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.
Alc: 14.13  RS: 2.2  pH: 3.66  TA: 4.9  VA: 0.57  TSO2: 81  FSO2: 32
Darling Cellars "Terra Hutton" Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Deep, dark colour with aromas of blackcurrants and subtle wood on the nose. A great concentration of fruit on the palate supported with finely balanced tannins. A wonderfully soft and smooth finish.
Alc: 13.95  RS: 1.5  pH: 3.73  TA: 5.95  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2008
A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complimenting each other to make for a great drinking experience. Light wood treatment accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the black currants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.
Alc: 13.3  RS: 2.1  pH: 3.66  TA: 5.34  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2009
A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complimenting each other to make for a great drinking experience. Light wood treatment accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the black currants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.
Alc: 14.4  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.78  TA: 5.01  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Flamingo Bay Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot - Discontinued
A well balanced wine with fruit and wood complimenting each other to make for a great drinking experience. Light wood treatment accentuates the red berry flavours of the Merlot while the black currants of the Cabernet compliments the light smokiness of the oak on the lingering palate.
Alc: 14.4  RS: 4.5  pH: 3.78  TA: 5.01  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Darling Cellars Gustus Ghost Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Dark black fruit, aromatic herbaceousness with exotic spicy aromas. Well balanced tannins with well integrated wood tannins.


Alc: 14.29  RS: 1.49  pH: 3.8  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:

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