Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2019
  • Red Wine
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2019

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Regular price $52.95per bottle ($317.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Structured & Powerful

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Leeu Passant is the Franschhoek Winery of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines. The Leeu Passant wines are multi-regional bottlings inspired by the classic age-worthy wines of the Cape from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. These were authentic wines unique to the culture, terroir, history and tastes of the Cape, and they strive to reflect these unique factors in their wines.

Stellenbosch is a natural home for Cabernet Sauvignon and this wine represents
the distinguished elegance and balance that the grape can exude there. The
vineyards are planted in the cooler parts of Stellenbosch - Firgrove; on the slopes
of the Helderberg Mountain and on the Polkadraai Hills. Using a combination of
modern and traditional wine making techniques, the fruit is completely
destemmed, naturally fermented and aged in 500L French oak barrels.

Notes of cassis, tarragon, graphite and cedar on the nose. These continue on the
palate which has a silky texture and great structure from the fine tannins. The
richness and power of the wine are balanced by freshness and finesse. The finish
is dry with lingering blackcurrant and blueberry flavours.

About the Winery

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

​Mullineux Family Wines, established in 2007 in the Swartland region of South Africa, is owned and managed by Chris and Andrea Mullineux. Within a very short time period the winery established itself as one of South Africa’s most celebrated wine brands, both locally and on the international front. Growing up in Northern California, Winemaker Andrea Mullineux studied Viticulture and Oenology at UC-Davis before working in Stellenbosch and meeting Chris at a wine festival in Champagne. Chris is the Viticulturist, in charge of the vineyards on their farm on Kasteelberg Mountain as well as fruit sourcing for their value Kloof Street wines.

To add to their acclaim, Andrea Mullineux was named Wine Enthusiast’s Winemaker of the Year in 2016. By focusing on producing handcrafted wines from the granite and shale based soils of the Swartland and it is quickly becoming South Africa's wine frontier. Located an hour's drive away from Stellenbosch, the Swartland is rolling hills of wheat and jagged outcrops of old vines.

Press Reviews

Tim Atkin, MW

93 points

The Leeu Passant Cabernet Sauvignon uses dryland grown fruit from Firgrove, the Helderberg and the Polkadraai Hills. It's a subtle, grassy, medium-bodied style that looks towards Bordeaux rather than the Napa Valley, showing firmish tannins, bright acidity and herbal red cherry and blackcurrant leaf fruit. 2023-29