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CABERNET & MERLOT 'DUDLEY'S STONE'

Vintage 2019
  • CABERNET & MERLOT 'DUDLEY'S STONE'

Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot

, South-Africa South-Africa

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Discovered in 1869, the ‘Star of South Africa’ was the first large diamond find in the country. On hearing of the stone, the Earl of Dudley purchased it, had it mounted on a head ornament with 95 smaller diamonds and gave it to the countess of Dudley – it was hence known as the ‘Dudley Diamond’. This Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot blend is a vibrant ruby red colour, and combines aromas of ripe blackcurrants with flavours of juicy plum on the palate with smooth tannins and a rich long finish. Serve at room temperature both as an aperitif, and to partner slow-cooked lamb shank in a red wine and rosemary jus.

The Dudley Diamond’s Story
The Star of South Africa, also known as the Dudley Diamond, is a 47.69-carat (9.538 g) white diamond found by a Griqua shepherd boy in 1869 on the banks of the Orange River. The original stone, before cutting, weighed 83.5 carats (16.70 g). The finding of this large diamond spurred the rush by many prospectors to this new diamond field, known as New Rush but later to be known as Kimberley.
The shepherd sold the stone for the hefty price of 500 sheep, 10 oxen and a horse to Schalk van Niekerk, a neighboring farmer locally famous for having discovered a 21-and-a-quarter carat diamond in 1866 which he had sold for a good price.

 

ABV 13.5% by volume 75cl glass bottle with a screw top. Tax content is £3.40 that's 48.92%

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