London Cru's 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was made in London from grapes grown in southern France. Organic vineyards on limestone soil yielded amazing fruit, and a wine with pure blackcurrant flavour and great structure.
London Cru is Roberson's own wine brand. Operating from a former gin distillery, central London's first urban winery began production in 2013 by sourcing high quality grapes from the vineyards of selected growers ...Learn more
“... it is a superb bottle of wine for £15 that has improved immeasurably since I last tasted it. SW6 Red Wine 3 2013 (it’s made from cabernet sauvignon, but they’re not allowed to say that on the label) smells like a very generous cabernet-based claret. It has become more elegant with a bit of time in the bottle and has beautiful cassis and cedar notes, and smells of pencil shavings. You wouldn’t mistake it for a claret – it’s too juicy – but the classical hallmarks of the grape are there.”
“Cabernet Sauvignon from Roussillon, 2013 vintage. Tremendous scent – complete varietal accuracy with a sort of menthol tone that suggests Australia in many ways. Then a chocolatey, savoury, chewy palate. Modern but firmly rooted in classic French Cabernet. Really sensitively handled tannic structure. Absolute clarity of aroma and beautiful depth. Drinkable immediately, but with really great potential to age for five years or more. ”
“Jeff Coutelou supplies this, and he was previously giving these excellent grapes to the coop because he just wanted to make wine from local varieties. Lovely pure, sweet blackcurrant fruit nose with some blackcurrant leaf. So classic and expressive. The palate is beautifully balanced with nice structure and classic Cabernet characters. A lovely wine with real potential.”
“Some cabernet sauvignon comes at you sinuously. This one feels like a big, open, rectangular cardboard box that gently gives you all it has to offer on first sniff: grown-up blackcurrants (no Chewits here) and the dry smell of the brown nubbly bits where they’ve been nipped from the stalk. Broad and open.”