Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauv Stellenbosch 2018
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% alc./vol

Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauv Stellenbosch 2018

Elgin, South Africa
Regular price $55.00per bottle ($330.00per case)
6 bottles per case

Full Bodied & Structured

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In 1984 Neil Ellis sourced grapes from vineyards not of his own and produced wine in rented cellar space. These grapes were sourced in the Stellenbosch district and meant a lot of nosing around the restrictive quota system prevalent at the time.

Today, the experience and knowledge of the past are applied to modern techniques and technologies for a new generation of winemaking. “Our vision remains to make distinctive, refined wines that are expressive of their terrain and rank amongst South Africa’s finest. A pursuit of quality, nothing less.”- Neil Ellis

The grapes were sourced from a south-west facing trellised vineyard grown
in decomposed granite and Table Mountain sandstone. These small, distinctive sites are enclosed in the valley of Jonkershoek where the south facing slopes are significantly cooler than the surrounding area of Stellenbosch.

Intense dark colour. A pretty subtle, intriguing and appetizing nose with
blue and blackberries and typical cedar aromas from the Jonkershoek
Valley. The palate is nervous and fresh, followed by a well defined tannin
structure. This is a wine built to last and early drinking would benefit with

Pair with Venison and ribeye on the bone

Press Reviews

Platter's South African Wine Guide

94 Points

SA classic from prime terroir, built for 10+ years. Liquorice, cedar & fresh herb overlay to pure cassis fruit, precise acid & fine-boned tannin, tightly focused exemplar of this wine's signature elegance, harmony, latent power. All-new oak, 18 months, like standout 2017.

Robert Parker

92+ Points

Compact and dark red fruited, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Jonkershoek Valley offers cassis, blackberry and spiced plum notions in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine offers soft hints of herbs, graphite, pencil lead and dark cherry skin before notions of violets sway across the mid-palate with a firm tannic edge. It’s still tight and youthful and will benefit from an additional year in bottle; however, the wine should drink particularly well for the next 12 years.