In the 17th century, in southwestern France, something wonderful happened which would forever change the world of wine: The Cabernet Sauvignon grape was born of parents Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Today it is the most widely planted red wine grape not only in the world but also in South Africa, whence hails the Carrol Boyes Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the Cabernet Sauvignon variety being so vast and readily available, how does one decide which wine to choose? What sets a good Cabernet Sauvignon, such as the Carrol Boyes, apart from wine mediocracy? The process is less daunting than you might imagine because, with wine, quality always trumps quantity.
Carrol Boyes wines are the best quality and prime examples of excellence which the South African wine industry has to offer. Should there still be any doubt in your mind, here are four reasons which will convince you to try the Carrol Boyes Cabernet Sauvignon:
1: It’s food’s best friend
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a good red wine should be paired with a good cut of red meat. Carrol Boyes Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception to this truth. What is exciting about this wine though, is that the pairing possibilities are infinite.
Naming good pairing partners in broad terms such as “beef, lamb, duck, cheese, or chocolate” does not do this wine and its pairing potential justice. Perhaps you could opt to pair it with roast duck, beef tagliata or chargrilled steak. Or perhaps meat free options such as cheese or rich dark chocolate appeal to you more, the possibilities are as endless as they are exciting!
2: Carrol Boyes Cabernet Sauvignon is art
Everything about this wine, from its inception, is beautiful, big and bold. The breathtakingly beautiful Cape Winelands, the hardy thick-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, the full-bodied wines they make, and the bold sketches done by South African artist Carrol Boyes, which add depth and give life to each bottle.
Carrol Boyes is known for creating functional art, which means that her art is not only meant to be looked at. It is intended to enhance and add beauty to the process of everyday life tasks.
This is one of the rare instances when one should judge the wine by its label because this whole range came about when she decided to combine her passion for wine with her passion for art. There is a symbiosis between the wine and the bottle which is a rare find.
3: It’s time to try something new
In this age of technology and social media, we are constantly being bombarded with an influx of information, opinions, and choices. They are all thrust upon us and the experience of it all is overwhelming, more often than not.
So why choose a new wine you have not tried over the safer choice of a wine you already know and love? Because it is time to try something new. Unlike some of the big decisions with which we are faced in daily life, this is an easy one to make. You only have something to gain here. Share a bottle over a meal with some friends and enjoy the experience with all your senses. Just be in each other’s presence. Leave the world with all its madness behind for just a little while, and enjoy that bottle of Carrol Boyes Cabernet Sauvignon.
4: It’s simply just a great wine
The grapes used to make this wine are from two towns in the heart of the Cape Winelands: Stellenbosch and Paarl. The Winelands area produces fantastic wines because of its climate and complex soils.
This wine is dark red, purple in color with wonderful aromas of cassis, violet, and cedar with a hint of mint. It is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is a rich and ripe fruit-forward wine with an opulent but youthful palate. It has a great tannin structure and earthy finish thanks to the French oak barrels it rested in for 12-16 months.
If you haven’t already poured a glass of Carrol Boyes Cabernet Sauvignon, I highly recommend you do. You can find out where to buy this highly rated wine and read tasting notes by visiting QuorumBrands.com.