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Here now at Southwest Discount Liquors… a great value, a great grape, a great origin

(originally posted on May 22, 2014)


Introducing from South Africa…

Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon

Hailing from hellish heights and women’s hands…

Situated on the high slopes of Helshoogte Pass (“hell’s heights”), Bartinney overlooks the picturesque Banghoek Valley in Stellenbosch. The estate was established in 1920 by a retired director of Harrod’s, the famed London department store, who described it as “the most beautiful valley on Earth.” Today, current proprietors Michael Jordaan and his wife, Rose, are passionate about crafting quality bottlings that are a true reflection of Bartinney’s extreme terroir. With the hands of seasoned winemaker Ronell Wiid, the estate’s Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are elegant, balanced, and an expression of the land they hail.

Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

This lively Cabernet flaunts aromas of plum and cassis with a subtle hint of mint. Succulent dark berry and fig flavors are complemented by hints of dark chocolate, coffee and tobacco, backed by refined tannins.