Cabernet sauvignon is the second most widely planted cultivar in SA and continues to be a firm favourite with many winelovers.
Wine fundi Christian Eedes organised the inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon Report in partnership with Sanlam Private Investments.
The judging panel scrutinised 60 cabs, which were rated and given tasting notes.
Fourteen wines made it to the second round, from which the Top Ten for 2012 were chosen.
Rated five stars, all 2009 vintage:
Tokara, all 2009 vintage, and all of which were rated five stars.
Four and half stars, all 2009
Cederberg Five Generations
Rickety Bridge Paulina’s reserve
Stark-Condé Three Pines, all 2009 vintage
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2007