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Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • PLA-042018
  • Beautifully fruity with vanilla and oak notes
  • Full-bodied Cabernet with pleasant tannins
  • Get 5 out of 5 stars from the John Platter Wine Guide
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The Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon flows into the glass in a beautiful dark red and exudes the...
The Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon flows into the glass in a beautiful dark red and exudes the aromatic scent of red berries. A hint of vanilla and light oak notes add great accents to the fruity aromas. On the palate, the full-bodied red wine is fruity with nuances of blackcurrants and red berries. Notes of dark chocolate and some cedar as well as pleasant tannins skilfully round off the taste experience of the Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy the red wine, which is aged for twelve to sixteen months in French oak because it is a wonderful food companion, try it once with dishes with dark meat.


Jg. 2018
5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Gold, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 90 Points
Jg. 2017
Tim Atkin 90 Points

Expert Judgement

"Lots of care here, [...] 2018 rewards with deep layered cassis, spice & graphite. Tannins a masterly core of sinewy strength for the long haul, but supple enough to access now." John Platter Wine Guide 2021

Goes With:

Plaisir Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Plaisir, R 45, 7670 Simondium, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
18.00€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
5,6 g/l
Residual Sugar:
4,1 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
Matured in French oak for 12-16 months.

Plaisir: French flair at the Cape

The vineyards of the Plaisir estate stretch out at the foot of the Simonsberg. It was founded on 1 December 1693 by Charles Marais, a Huguenot who was looking for a better life for his family in South Africa. Marais was one of the few Frenchmen who already had experience in viticulture when he arrived in the Cape and the estate was one of the first in the region to cultivate vines. Situated between Franschhoek and Paarl, the French influences can still be felt on the estate today. The name Plaisir comes from the founding family's hometown in France, Le Plessis Marly. Over time, it became Plaisir, which means "pleasure".

Plaisir wines are fruity, spicy and complex

The wines of the estate are also a great pleasure. The focus is on the grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, which originally come from France, and the wines are matured in French oak barrels. The grape varieties are fermented individually and blended only shortly before bottling so that they can develop their character in the best possible way. The result: complex wines that are both spicy and fruity. The white wines of the Plaisir collection are well balanced, while the red wines convince with well-integrated oak notes and soft tannins. The creations of the Limited Edition Range are only produced in particularly good years and the Charles Marais red wine blend is the estate's flagship. Visitors to Plaisir can taste the expressive wines in the tasting room, which is located in a converted barn dating back to 1823, or enjoy the wonderful atmosphere in the shade of old oak trees. The restaurant Plaisir Market serves light meals.

Plaisir is Conservation Champion of the WWF

In addition to the expressive wines that tantalise the senses, Plaisir has plenty to offer for the eyes. The Manor House, built in 1764, is one of the earliest and finest examples of unique Cape Dutch architecture, and the Water Mill – a replica of the historic mill created by Jacob Marais for his wife Maria in the 18th century – are architecturally interesting structures and keep the history of the estate alive to this day. This is also true of the wine cellar, built in 1993, which echoes many symbolic elements. Particularly striking are the gargoyles in the shape of griffins on the walls, which are supposed to ward off evil spirits, and the doves on the windows are a sign of peace and the new South Africa. The griffin – a mythical creature that is half eagle and half lion – also adorns the winery's logo. According to legend, a griffin guards great treasures and can thus be understood as the guardian over the vineyards of Plaisir. By combining the farsightedness of the eagle and the courage of the lion, the animal embodies the visions of previous generations on the one hand and serves as a signpost for the future on the other. To ensure this future, Plaisir is committed to flora and fauna and is one of only 38 wine estates in the Cape to have been awarded the coveted status of Conservation Champion by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).