David Frost Wine

David Frost Five Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

David Frost Five Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

An inviting nose of ripe black fruit, white pepper, paprika and dried herbs. Full-bodied with silky tannins. Rather polished and sleek. Tobacco leaf and oregano add welcome complexity to the lush fruit. Sustainable. Drink or hold to age.


92 Points | James Suckling


Majority of the grapes are sourced from vineyards on north and south-east facing back slopes of the Tygerberg hills which are typical of the prime viticultural land that characterizes the maritime Durbanville wine ware influenced by the cold Atlantic Ocean just six miles away. Cooled in summer by moisture-laden, seasonal coastal mists and south-eastern breezes, these hills benefit from a typically Mediterranean climate with generous rainfall during frost-free winters and dry, warm summers. Deep and well-drained soils capture and retain water well into the summer, creating just the right balance between moisture and stress for the vine to naturally produce healthy and flavorful fruit.


The wines are handcrafted from start to finish. Grapes are hand picked and bunches and berries undergo a second sorting, also by hand, at the cellar. Red grapes undergo maceration and gentle crushing in stainless steel tanks. Fermented at carefully controlled and varietally optimal temperatures and matured in 225l oak barriques.


This wine was crafted from 5 specially selected barrels. Powerful, concentrated, rich, multi-layered wine with aromas and flavors of black currant, dark chocolate and hints of cedar and cigar box. The wine is approachable now, but will develop in complexity with careful cellaring. The David Frost Five Barrels Cabernet Sauvignon has been matured on small French oak barrels for 20 months.


14.5% Alcohol by Volume
2.5 Residual Sugar
6.2 Titratable Acidity
3.58 pH Balance