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Restless River; Main Rd and Dignity Cabernet Sauvignon; 2013; 12 (2 x 6); 750ml
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Lot 171

Main Rd and Dignity Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
12 (2 x 6) 750ml
Boasting some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the infamous Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and situated just 5km from the Atlantic Ocean, Restless River is owned and run by husband and wife team Craig and Anne Wessels. Preferring to do things by hand and producing roughly only 1000 cases of each variety a year.
Boasting some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the infamous Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and situated just 5km from the Atlantic Ocean, Restless River is owned and run by husband and wife team Craig and Anne Wessels. Preferring to do things by hand and producing roughly only 1000 cases of each variety a year, this was the first year of the moniker ‘Main Road and Dignity’. The Restless River Cabernet Sauvignon has quickly become a cult wine around the world.

Sold for R 8 500
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 9 673

Estimate R 7 000 - 9 000


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'Previously just with variety name. 13 poised, lively & delicious, after slighter, greener 12 (4*). One of the Cape’s more characterful & elegant cabs – properly dry, fresh & under 14% alcohol. Balanced, charming & ripe, though some find it too herbal.' – Platter’s SA Wine Guide 2017, 4.5*

'Craig Wessels is the only person to have made a success of stand alone Cabernet Sauvignon in the Hemel-en-Aarde region, but what a triumph this is. Leafy, herbal. Poised and cassis scented, with finely judged tannins and oak, refreshing acidity and a long, tapering, stony finish. Drink: 2016-22’ – Tim Atkin SA Special Report 2016, 95/100

'Bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, boysenberry, spicecake and chocolatey oak. At once sweet and firm, boasting a tight, vibrant yet creamy and seamless core of dark berry and sexy spicy oak flavors. The wine's enticing sweetness carries past the pliant, fine-grained tannins. With its combination of suave mouthfeel and energy, this Cabernet is built to gain in complexity with more time in the cellar, but it's also supple and sweet enough to enjoy now.' – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com (May 2017), 90/100


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