Warwick Estate The Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
South Africa / Stellenbosch
Andy's Tasting Notes
A super stylish and nuanced Cabernet with richly textured yet fresh and balanced flavours of cassis, blackberry, spice (cinnamon and clove), vineyard herbs and wood-smoke. Beautifully understated yet long, complex and complete.
Warwick implemented an environmentally friendly approach to produce top quality grapes from the outset. Realising the importance of biodiversity, over the past decade they’ve strived to maintain a balance between nature and winemaking. The farm refrains from using harmful insecticides, instead concentrating on spot treatments in the vineyards. This has had a positive effect, and their booming earthworm population is a result. Warwick are a Biodiversity and Wine Initiative member, striving to protect and conserve the Cape Floral Kingdom, by preserving the Cape Fynbos and planting at least 100-150 trees per year.
Price per bottle £25.00
10 in stock
Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The estate has a rich farming history dating back to 1771. Then a fruit farm, Warwick only emerged on the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene when Stan and Norma Ratcliffe bought the estate in 1964 and started developing the land with an extensive focus on the classic Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Norma became increasingly interested in the making of wine and began to study the subject. Soon a cellar was in place and Norma began producing her own handcrafted wines using the Warwick grapes. Norma developed a talent for making great wines and production rapidly increased. Through determination and commitment, Norma Ratcliffe became one of the Cape’s first female winemakers – and one of its most illustrious wine personalities
The first wine under the Warwick label was released in 1984, then named “La Femme Bleu” – “Blue Lady” as it is known today.
Throughout the years, Warwick’s wines have won many awards, firmly establishing the brand as a South African icon. Norma was awarded the 1659 Medal of Honour in 2015 for her impact and contribution to the South African wine industry: an impact which has had a lasting effect and benefitted the industry as a whole. Previous winners were Nelson Mandela, amongst other leaders.