You can't ask for much more than this from a $10 bottle of wine, the Fat Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon available at Lidl. BULK BUY!
100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, South Africa. The wine spent a whopping 26 months in oak barrels (10% new French, 20% second fill and 70% third fill). It has a residual sugar of just 2.4 g/L.
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The Fat Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon is available at Lidl for just $9.99. Imported by Fat Barrel Wine Company.
From the bottle:
The Barrelman says: All smiles aside, my Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Stellenbosch combines structure, balance and elegance. Like an elite athlete - all desired qualities. With bottle age this athlete will gain complexity and continue to refine itself. An all-star performer now, a guaranteed winner with age - wearing pants or not.
On klein Saterdag (small Saturday, aka Wednesday night) in Stellenbosch, the town of oaks, you might see the Barrelman looking for his pants behind an old oak tree on Dorp Street - somehow lost after a bit too much dop at the braai on the Braak (drink at the cookout in town square). You just might hear his flying friend Nico, the parrot from Papegaaiberg (Parrot Mountain), chirping him about causing late night kak (trouble) in De Stomme Jonge.
Last week we introduced you to a wonderful new source of excellent, inexpensive wines for wine lovers - the European grocery store chain Lidl which is now opening locations in the U.S. Today we're featuring one of the South African wines highlighted in their September Discovery Collection (you can read all about that here). As you can probably tell by our rating (a Bulk Buy), it's a good example of why we're excited to see what else Master of Wine Adam Lapierre and Lidl have in store for us in upcoming months as their stores rapidly expand!
The 2013 Fat Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon begins with pleasing notes of black cherry, plum, wonderful spice, chocolate, licorice and more. It's an astonishingly good aroma for such an inexpensive wine. Taking a sip reveals a smooth, juicy and extremely tasty wine. More wonderfully integrated spice, plum and black cherry all combine seamlessly and smoothly in the mouth. Nice touches of vanilla and chocolate also continue from the nose and lead into the dry, lasting finish. As we stated above you really can't ask for much more than this from a $10 bottle of wine. Well done Lidl!
This one is also a shoo-in for our list of The Best Cabernet Sauvignon under $20!
Ready to buy the Fat Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon? Visit your local Lidl location! Don't have one near you (yet)? Find out more in this post.