The 2014 vintage was awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their November 2018 edition panel tasting of South African Cabernet Sauvignon (see blue link below).
Strydom Rex Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 - Nov 2018 Decanter review
Since 2006 Rianie Strydom and her husband Louis Strydom have proved themselves to be highly acclaimed winemakers at the Haskell and Ernie Els estates. In 2006 they acquired their own vineyards. They wanted to experiment and they had a dream to one day produce their own wine. They have now succeeded – and what a success and celebration of great wine it is. Rianie Strydom says “Our logo explains what we stand for. Family, strength, tenacity and reaching for the stars; relentlessly pursuing excellence in winemaking and life."
This wine is made using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is matured for 18 months in French oak, 40% of which is new.
The Rex is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with flavours of red cherries, cassis and hints of tobacco. There is great balance between the wood and fruit. This wine is a masterpiece in expressing the royal nature of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.