Ryan Recommends
Ryan Recommends

As the Founder of SaleWine and a wine industry veteran of 23 years I know my stuff. Quality wines that offer great value and enjoyment are rare but I have uncovered them for your friends and your own enjoyment.

If you need advice I am here to help -

These wines have been should make headlines, pick up medals and be the target of discerning admirers from all over the world.

Peruse this selection of hand picked, sometimes limited and medal winning wines.

I have put my name behind these - give them a try. 

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First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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On the nose, strong tropical and citrus fruit. This is complemented by fresh white asparagus and capsicum on the palate, with the typical Elim terroir fingerprint of minerality and buchu.

Alcohol 12.5%;

Residual Sugar 1.5 g/litre;

Total Acidity 6.6g/litre;

PH 3.27

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R 59.00
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Luddite Saboteur Red 2014

Shiraz Mourvedre Cabernet 

A wine by Niels Verburg of Bot River

Hugely expressive on nose and palate: Red and black fruit, pepper and spice, liquorice, black olive, scrub and some earthiness. Rich but balanced - lovely fruit expression, the mouthfeel smooth in a good way, no shortage of freshness and an admirably savoury finish.(WineMag)

After malolactic fermentation all three varietals were kept separate in 100% New French oak. The wine remained in barrels for 18 months after which we blended all the different varietals together to create the best possible wine. The blending process took place over five months to make sure that we had the correct balance

 

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R 199.00
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Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2014

A blend of 35% Chenin Blanc (Bottelary and Swartland), 28% Roussanne (Voor Paardeberg), 22% Semillon (Franschhoek), 14% Chardonnay and 1% Viognier (both Overberg), it was matured in old oak for some 10 months.

The nose is extraordinarily complex - lime, peach, red apple, dried herbs, some pleasant oxidative character and even liquorice! Fantastic fruit concentration - really succulent - and lip-smacking acidity before a wonderfully long finish - dry, pithy, even bitter (it takes courage to leave that kind of detail in rather than polish out). Rendered with care and imagination and I believe a small step up on the 2013, which itself was a knock-out wine. - Winemag 95/100 points.

 

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Gabriëlskloof Shiraz 2012

Gabriëlskloof Shiraz 2012

On the nose, signature white pepper, ginger and plum flavours of Shiraz are combined with secondary hints of caramel and cigar box courtesy of the French and American oak used. The wine has a palate-filling mouth feel with a creamy, velvety finish, and will continue improving and developing for five to eight years after harvest. Made at Bot Rivier.

 

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R 59.00
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Best Value Wooded Chardonnay Mix

Wooded Chardonnay is expresive and intergated - hits of butter, caramel and oak need to be backed by citrus and a elegant acid - these are winners and dont break the bank. 

2 bottles of each per mixed case

Ondine - Darling 

Delicate yellow like straw with green flashes. Ripe white fleshed peaches with grated lemon rind and the vanilla and toast whiffs from the oak used in the barrel maturation. Windfall citrus with a lime-zip, creamy mouthfeel. The oak there as a presence and in support of the generous fruit. Perfect balance. 

Rooiberg Reserve - Robertson

This wine exhibits classic Chardonnay varietal characteristics - bright fruit flavours and balanced acidity. Lemon tones; complex, tropical and citrus aromas with vibrant buttery tones. Sweet entry, deep fruit flavours and full bodied. Lovely richness from nine months lees-aging. Crisp acidity with long finish.

Boland Reserve - Paarl

Hand selected grapes from single vineyards.

A very attractive golden-green colour complements prominent citrus flavours of this well balanced full-bodied wine. The wood component shows in the background and combines well with the fruit flavours.

Vanilla and nuts create and elegance which is wonderfull.

 

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R 75.00
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Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

Final few cases - Down from R125 - now clearing way below cost. 

Yes its fun, yes it’s a bit different and so what. Beaujolais Nouveau is fresh, fragrant, and lively and the first French wine of the season. Begun in the 1951, the event allowed winemakers to show off their wares within 6 weeks of pressing - and the tradition continues.

Domaine Monternot is based south of Lyon in the Beaujolais area and is pressed from Gamay Noir and released on the third Thursday of November - last week!!

With the colour of Robespear’s  purple pen this wine leaps from the bottle. The nose echoes berries, blue, black and red - ripe rich and fragrant. Chocolate, caramel and jam mingle alongside violets and fresh herbs.

Light bodied and dry -no wood here - this fruit driven wine embraces tropical fruit, violets, cassis and wild cherries. Tannin - what tannin. Different and fun.

Call in a few mates, light a fire and quaff the case! LTD Stock.  

Fact - all grapes are picked by hand / drink chilled / drink now and don’t cellar

 

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Grangehurst Daylea Shiraz Cabernet 2007

A real bargin by an estate making classic wines. 

Dark ruby, slight garnet colour; sweet, spicy red berry fruit from the Shiraz and rich cassis, violets and robust tannins from the Cabernet Sauvignon; subtle mocha, cedar complexity from barrel maturation; a full-bodied, barrel matured dry red wine with a smooth, velvet texture and a long finish.

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R 95.00
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Warwick Prof Black Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Was R110

The wine shows an abundance of tropical fruit, pear, grapefruit, litchi and green fig flavours on the nose that carry through to the palette. The mouth feel is mineral, crisp yet rich, fruity and coats the pallet evenly. The well balanced acid and fresh flavours ensures a long lingering aftertaste.

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R 92.00
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Young Guns Whites Mix

New winemakers are making themselves felt - you may not have seen the labels prior but they are worth getting to know. 

3 bottles of each per 12 pack - 

Mick and Jeanine of Craven Wines  have undertaken to challenge the popular paradigm of Stellenbosch; that it is not only good for
big, bold, ripe wines, but can easily produce wines of elegance, subtely and innate complexity. They feel the
structure and substance of Stellenbosch terroir can be expressed without a reliance on oak or over-ripeness.

Craven Clairette Blanche 2015 Stellenbosch. Grapes come from a Stellenbosch block estimated to be between 35 and 40 years old, 50% whole bunch pressed and 50% left on the skins for two weeks. There’s a slight waxy quality to the otherwise shy nose but the palate shows surprising depth and texture given an abv of only 11%. This is not a primary fruit bomb but look hard enough and you’ll find notes of lime and green apple. "Saline" is becoming an over-used term but this wine definitely has that character, too.

Craven Pinot Gris 2015 Stellenbosch. Pinot Gris isn’t exactly an abundant grape planted in Stellenbosch but it is something these guys have a lot of fun working with. Although a lot of the wine drinking world think and assume it is a ’white grape’ it is in fact a lovely coppery/dark rose skinned grape. With this being the case they just can’t waste that colour, so in the cellar we ferment this wine on the skins. Fruit is hand-picked, de-stemmed and then treated like a red wine. Fermentation takes place in open top fermenters and is lightly pumped over or punched down throughout fermentation. The fermentation on skins give the wine a great coppery hue. Once dry and we are happy with extraction we drain and press to old barrels.

 

Skinny Legs is the label of Kyle Dunn - who currently spends his days (and some nights) working in the Swartland as an assistant winemaker at AA Badenhorst. Kyle is a passionate young man who loves to work with skin contact fermentations.

Golden Eyes’ Semillon 2014 [Skin Contact] Swartland. Amber in colour. Not very primary at all but a certain grapiness, peach and dried herbs can be detected. Rich and broad (despite only 11% abv) with good flavour intensity and a wonderfully pithy sensation on the finish. Not as leftfield as you might expect and jolly good drinking.

Golden Eyes Skinny Legs Grenache Gris 2014 Voor Perdeberg 

Russet in colour. Yellow and red apple plus earth and spice on the nose. Broad in the mouth with a gently savoury finish. Intriguing

 

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Classic Port and Stickies

Winter is around the corner so why not stock up on the rich smooth flavours of Port and Sherry. 

This 6 bottles pack consists of 1 of each of the list Port and Maderia and 2 of the Sherry.

Sandeman Ruby Port

Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries, Sandeman Porto Ruby has full rich flavours and is very well balanced. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits.

Justinos Fine Rich Maderia

Justino’s non-vintage Fine Rich bottling offers everything you would hope to find in a good glass of Madeira. It’s rich, ripe and fruity and displays lovely toffee and caramel characters. It’s the perfect celebratory wine, especially if a plate of aged or blue-veined cheeses and an assortment of nuts are within arm’s reach.

Sandeman Tawny Port 

Clear red amber colours with a light intense body, open up to aromas of vanilla and evolved dried fruits. The elegant harmony and fresh flavour of red fruits unfold in the mouth and combine with the complexity of wood ageing and a good finish.

Axe Hill Vintage 2007

Only one vintage is made each year from a blend of the traditional Portuguese varietals Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca and Souzão. The wine is matured in old 500 litre French oak barrels after hand sorting and foot crushing in lagares for maximum extraction of both flavours and colour. This method closely resembles traditional Portuguese port wine making techniques which have been in use for centuries. 

The is a vibrant plum colour, with dense aromas of prune, spice and tobacco. A fleshy, mouthful of flavours, showing smoothness, concentrated red fruit nuances, and a firm structure ensuring considerable longevity.

 

 

Dougles Green Medium Cream Sherry x 2

Discreetly sweet with elegant layers of nuts and spice A smooth drinking sherry aged in wood and blended in the traditional criadera and solera method. Best served slightly chilled in warm climates or cool room temperature of around 16°C. Medium sherry may be sipped and enjoyed before or after a meal.

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R 125.00
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Karusa 5th Element 2011

Was R210

Pitch black intensity, a complex dimensional wine displaying black pepper, cloves, leather , toast and ripe black cherry with smokey tarry secondary flavours turning to earthy musky flavours with time. A full bodied intense concentrated wine with subtle mouth filling ripe tannins and great length on the palate. A combination of the 4 natural earth elements and human passion to create the 5th element in liquid form, hence the name "5th Element".

Shiraz 95% Viognier 5%

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R 160.00
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DeWaldt Heyns Weathered Hands Syrah 2014

A wine by the winemaker at Saronsberg. 

Platter 4 stars

The wine has a deep, dark purple colour with prominent red berry, delicate violet and floral flavours with undertones of spice. The oak is well balanced with a full-bodied mouth feel, complimented by firm yet accessible tannins and a long finish. Matured 20 month in barrel.

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R 250.00
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Graham Beck Gorgeous 2015

A stunning new Pinot Noir Chardonnay and we have managed to cut the price further!

The attractive hue - vibrant pink with
a copper tinge - is especially appealing. Gorgeous delivers a richly textured taste sensation with intriguing layers that unfold delicately on the palate. This wine features spicy, mineral scented aromas of orange blossom, jasmine and pear followed by layers of mouth filling raspberry cream, grapefruit, lime and honeydew melon flavours. A juicy acidity provides the perfect balance followed by a clean, satisfying finish.

pH 3.39 TA 5.81 g/L

Alc 11.25% RS 1.4 g/L

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R 62.00
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Springfield Life from Stone Sav Blanc 2015

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Yes R94 a bottle 

Brilliant greenish in appearance, this is a dramatic wine full of ripe red peppers and passion fruit. It will mature to perfection within one year, into flavours of mineral and flint.

alcohol: 12.5 %
acidity: 7.5
pH: 3.4
Sugar: 1.2g/l

We are so confident in the quality of our offers that we offer a replace or refund guarantee on all our wines.

 

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R 1,128.00
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Daily Brilliant Reds

3 great Stellenbosch reds that have been blended by masters.

We are able to offer these at such a great price for a limited time only.

Ave retails is R110

Grangehurst Daylea Shiraz Cabernet 2007

Dark ruby, slight garnet colour; sweet, spicy red berry fruit from the Shiraz and rich cassis, violets and robust tannins from the Cabernet Sauvignon; subtle mocha, cedar complexity from barrel maturation; a full-bodied, barrel matured dry red wine with a smooth, velvet texture and a long finish.

Thelema Mountain Red

Spicy aromas of black pepper and mulberry mingle with the plum flavours in this soft and approachable wine.

18 monthis in used Oak. Shiraz: 37%, Petit Verdot: 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 23%, Merlot: 10%, Grenache 4%, Cabernet Franc: 1%

Hartenberg Alchemy Merlot Malbec Cab Franc 

Cabernet Franc is to the blend what salt is to food, a pinch here and there. While Merlot forms the majority of this blend, lending the wine its graceful nature and smooth palate, it is the Malbec that adds the lively fruit and colour. The pinch of Cabernet Franc adds to its character, creating a well-rounded blend. The Malbec comes from shallow sandy soils in Franschhoek, whilst the Merlot and Cabernet Franc both originate from deep, clay-rich Tukulu soils in Stellenbosch.

 


 

 

 

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Gantouw Savignon Blanc 2015

Stellenbosch

This delicate yet rich aroma of reed grass, peach and black fig is elegant and inviting. A sweet floral overtone hints at ripeness while a lime finish corrals the aromas into balance. Juicy and ripe green asparagus and tropical fruit are also evident.

Over the tongue what a joy - dry and crisp with citrus fruits abounding. Grass, fig and ripe stone fruit make way for herbs and apples. Juicy and ripe but balanced by a crisp acid.

 

 

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Sherry Mix

Gonzalez Byass - direct from Spain

González Byass is classified as the best Spanish Wine Family, and ranks sixth in the world on the "100 Best Wineries of 2014" list compiled by the WAWWJ (World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists).

1 x 750 ml bottle of each per mixed 3 pack  - great for winter.

Nectar Pedro Ximénez - Sherry (think Full cream style) 

A very dark, intense mahogany colour. Very sweet aromas of raisins and caramel, with hints of wood. Velvety and richly sweet on the palate, it is reminiscent of aged raisins and dates, with a long, vibrant finish.

Tio Pepe - Sherry (think Pale Dry in style)

Aged in soleras for approximately 4 years, our fino sherry is a pale straw colour, with a delicate yet pungent almond aroma. It is not acidic and is very dry and light on the palate.

Viña AB Sherry  (Think Medium cream style)

An amber Amontillado, with a pungent hazelnut aroma, soft, full-bodied and very dry.

Some of the finest fortified sherries on the market today. 

 

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R 999.00
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Balance Winemakers Selection Pinot Grigio

What a find - crisp and full bodied. Ideal summer drinking. 

This wine tempts with enticing aromas of melon which leads to a feast of fresh, lingering flavours of green apple and pear finished with a crisp acidity. Unwooded and very drinkable. 

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R 52.00
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Thelema Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Platter 4 1/2 stars

This intensely aromatic Sauvignon shows aromas of passion fruit, Fynbos and lemon sorbet. Juicy on the palate with a long, zesty finish.

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Tastes of Stellenbosch

Tastes of Stellenbosch

3 flavourful and dynamic S/Blanc wines on offer today - no rush to drink these as they will age but then again why wait?

2 bottle sof each per mixed case- Ave retail is R110

Zevenwacht 360 Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Platter 4 star

Luscious acidity and richly textured, it bursts with flavours of passion fruit sorbet, gooseberries and limes with subtle green fig undertones.

With a bit of time to mature flavours of pea and white asparagus will develop.

 

Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Platter 4 stars

A complex fig, grass and green pepper nose is bold and rich. Over the tongue the richness of this tropical fruit driven wine is balanced by the traditional grass, green pepper and fig notes. A peck of herbs and dollop of ripeness round it out. Fresh and robust this is an outstanding wine.

 

 

Asara Cape Vinelands Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The nose is fresh and buoyant proffering peach and winter melon backed by citrus and a welcoming grass aroma.

Don’t over chill this and allow the flavour to flourish. Over the tongue this rich yet medium bodied belter is yummy. Grass enswathed by white peach, gooseberry and stone fruit dance on the tongue. A citrus pith is balanced by just enough ripeness.

 

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R 66.00
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Balance Winemakers Selection Pinot Noir 2014

Awarded Double Gold Michaelangelo

The wine underwent wood maturation on staves during malolactic fermentation and it was kept in contact for
three months.

A refined wine with elegant nuances of warm spice, cherry and raspberry with a hint of oak

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Kanonkop Pinotage 2005

Limited offering

Aged in new 225 lit. French oak for 16 months.

Cherry, banana, berry and casis - deep ruby colour - soft oak and grape tannins - complex wine. Full bodied and will mature well. Drink now and for 5 years. 

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R 410.00
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Springfield Work of Time 2009

Normal price R180 - Now R138

The grapes were fermented whole with native yeasts (true to our ancient custom) and left for 5 weeks on their skins. A slow 2 years of barrel maturation followed and a further 4 years of bottle maturation. Finally, we released this wine rich, classic and complex from age - of vines and wine.
This long wait, justified only by our passion, does bear fruit. It’s called-"The Work of Time".

The nose is very oaky and rich. Lots of vanilla, clove and other spices as well as stewed blackberries and jammy currants. There’s a tad of eucalyptus, which is classic to South Africa’s red wines. On the palate, there is a heap of vanilla and black fruits, alongside some moderate tannins. It’s definitely at it’s peak now as the herbal notes are light but tasteful and the acidity is mellow but still fresh enough to hold it all together.

 

 

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R 1,656.00
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Seasonal Sauvignon Blanc Mix

1 bottle of each per mixed case

False Bay

Combination of tropical flavors and citrus are prominent on nose. Rich pallet with an abundance of tropical flavours. Firm acidity freshens the rich palette.

Waterford Pecan Stream

The wine delivers tropical fruit aromas of goose berry and fresh hay. The palate is equally rich and textured, balanced with a medium acidity to ensure it doesn’t finish tart. Although easy to enjoy on its own, the complexity of the wine lends itself to be paired with meals.

Diemersdal Matys

This is a refreshing, easy-drinking, classic Sauvignon Blanc. Tropical fruit and citrus flavours on the nose with fresh acidity and a lingering minerality on the palate. The distinctive aromas support a wonderfully balanced palate, presenting purity of ripe fruit, coupled with a lingering harmonious finish.

Foothills

The nose offers us white peach, asparagus, pear, apple and hints of herbs - crisp and full flavoured. In the mouth - which is the most important - this becomes a rich and juicy crisp white. Delicious. Tropical around the edges with swaths or peach, black fig and the typical asparagus. The mid palate is balanced, full and lingering. In a moment of clarity the finish is citrus and an interjection of memorable sherbet.

Klein Constantia KC

Light green appearance. The nose is classically sauvignon. Bracing sea spray, minerally whiffs offset by pungent gooseberry, asparagus and tropical notes. The palate is rich yet fresh at the same time, with good juicy sauvignon flavours and a lasting finish.

Asara Cape Vinelands

The nose is fresh and buoyant proffering peach and winter melon backed by citrus and a welcoming grass aroma.

Don’t over chill this and allow the flavour to flourish. Over the tongue this rich yet medium bodied belter is yummy. Grass enswathed by white peach, gooseberry and stone fruit dance on the tongue. A citrus pith is balanced by just enough ripeness.

 

 

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R 55.00
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Painted Wolf Roussanne 2014

A medium bodied wine with citrus, white peach and creamy aromas. The wine has great texture and a long finish with fresh acid keeping it vivacious and vibrant.

Can be aged for 5 years.
Awarded at Old Mutual.

 

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R 110.00
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Boschendal Grand vin Blanc 2015

Double Gold Veritas winner 

This straw-coloured wine has an aroma of herbs and tropical fruit, with hints of lime and green fig. These complex flavours carry through to the creamy, harmonious palate adding to the zesty finish.

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R 85.00
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Darling Cellars Lime Kilns 2013

Platter 4 1/2 stars 

This wine shows a light yellow colour and a rich combination of peaches, citrus and vanilla on the nose. The palate is complex and very well balanced with a firm structure and clean flavours. Tannins, alcohol and fruit are finely balanced, makes this a definite food wine. The wine will gain more complexity with further maturation.

Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier

Crush and destalk, barrel fermented in 300l French oak barrels.
Left on lees for 2 months to add complexity. Racked and returned to barrels for 5 more months.

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R 100.00
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Casillero del Diablo Malbec 2010

Was R95

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Malbec is a deep, inky purple wine with aromas of luscious dark fruit mixed with hints of spice. The palate is mouth-filling with black fruit flavors of dark plum layered with spicy cocoa and a toasty yet lush, balanced finish.

Aged in American oak (60%) and stainless steel (40%) for 8 months, adding complexity while retaining fruit-forward character.

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Thelema Sutherland Unwooded Chardonnay 2015

A fresh well made wine. 

The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas. Nuance of limes and peach on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and lingering aftertaste.

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Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2015

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Haute Cabriere appears to ’own’ the magic of blending these two noble cultivars, with Chardonnay contributing elegance and Pinot Noir intensity.

Combined in perfect proportion, these cultivars create this appealing taste experience which everybody loves. This wine was blended in the same style as the 2009 vintage, yet the lively fruit and balance of the 2014 vintage are even more enticing than ever before...

Refined and elegant, with a firm acidity in the background. You’ll find an abundance of ripe zesty fruit, with a delectable fresh and full mouthfeel.

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Babylons Peak Chenin Blanc 2015

Off-dry, distinctive fresh apple taste with a good nose. More than value for money. Peach and granadilla are enhanced by 6 months lees ageing.

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Hartenberg Occasional Chardonnay 2015

Why pay R85 or even R79

Vibrant, fresh citrus aromatics follow onto a crisp, yet complex palate showing different layers of flavour.
Notes of a Chabils but offering so much more depth.

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Kaapzicht Kaleidoscope White 2015

A dry, soft, well rounded balanced white blend of Roussanne, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Floral aromas driven by the Roussanne and Sauvignon, along with ripe yellow stone fruit and apple. Although more rich and complex than the other whites in the range, the ’15 Kaleidoscope White is still a versatile fresh and juicy white, in a light frame, and with crisp acidity.

Flavourful and crisp this makes for a refreshing alternative to boring blends and Sav Blanc.  

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Waterford Peacan Stream Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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Due to the prolonged ripening period experienced in 2014 the wine delivers tropical fruit aromas of goose berry and fresh hay. The palate is equally rich and textured, balanced with a medium acidity to ensure it doesn’t finish tart. Although easy to enjoy on its own, the complexity of the wine lends itself to be paired with meals.

Alcohol : 13.8 %vol

pH : 3.65

RS : 3 g/l

Total Acid : 5.6 g/l

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R 62.00
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Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015

This is a full flavoured, complex Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has good depth on the nose with aromas of citrus, green herbs, hints of asparagus and a touch of sweetness. On the palate excellent natural acidity creates balance, a fine structure and a pleasant mouth-filling texture with a clean finish.

Bottled unfiltered and sediment may occur

Alcohol : 14.3 %vol
pH : 3.38
RS : 1.3 g/l
Total Acid : 7.0 g/l

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R 110.00
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Hartenberg Cabernet Shiraz 2012/13

Peppery and spicy with rich berry aromas. The wine has richness and elegant fruit flavours, the fruit/oak balance is stylish and has a soft, smooth , silky "drink me" finish with good structure and length.

52% Cabernet Sauvingon, 48% Shiraz

 

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R 69.50
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Mulderbosch Rose 2015

A sexy pink colour with lively hues. The nose combines aromas of ripe blood-orange, cherry-drops and black currant cordial with fragrant sandalwood whiffs. The gorgeously weighted palate balances juicy fruit flavours with racy acidity and finishes on a pleasantly persistant, zesty note.

From Cabernet Sauvignon

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R 64.00
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DeWetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2015

Others charge R95

This Chardonnay is made from grapes grown on high calcareous gravely hills. After fermentaion the wine is matured on the lees in stainless steel tanks for a few months.

Fresh green apples combined with delicate citrus aromas on the nose follow through on the palate with a long tangy finish of delicious full round ripe peaches, green apples and nutty, citrus flavours

No Wooding

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R 79.00
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Knock out Reds

Myburgh & Milner Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Ripe, refined and great value.

Typical Cabernet tones on the nose, ripe berries, touches of cassis, a smattering of plum and just the right about of mint.

Once in the mouth the medium body and balanced tannins are a welcome start. Dry and fruit filled this is not a wine for lying down but rather enjoying in copious quantities. Berries, both black and blue, are set alongside cassis and cherries while a dry smokiness notes the limited amount of wooding that has taken place.

Balance Cabernet Merlot

Intense red hues, a well-structured velvety smooth wine with generous flavours of ripe berry and nut with a delightful hint of oak. - 4 months in staves

Missus Cabernet Merlot Pinotage

Attractive bright colour with good depth and intensity. Spicy aromas with a hint of earthy complexity. A balanced fruit offers plum, cherry and red berries. Notes of integrated oak with an elegant palate. The palate is nicely textured with a complexity that holds interest. A great smooth drinking red. 

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R 38.00
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Tokara Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Elgin 2015

This wine displays a brilliant pale straw colour with flecks of lime green. At first there are upfront aromas of steamed white asparagus, nettles and lemongrass with undertones of green figs and sweet peas. The palate is crisp and fresh with intense flavours of fresh steamed white asparagus and roasted fennel bulb intertwined with cassis, green figs and mineral notes. The mid-palate is focused, but not mouth-filling with a crisp mineral finish which goes on forever.

 

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R 120.00
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Super Sav

These are great flavourful S/Blancs - Normal retail is R110

2 bottles of each per mixed case

Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This wine favours individuality and signature cool-climate minerality ahead of pure, pungent fruit, but still exhibits a majestic melange of tropical fruits, granadilla and pink grapefruit aromas with just a hint of ripe gooseberries. These are effortlessly reflected on the palate and are complemented by a lively acidity which underpins a classy structure and texture. A wine of substantial poise, length and charm.

Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Platter 4 stars

A complex fig, grass and green pepper nose is bold and rich. Over the tongue the richness of this tropical fruit driven wine is balanced by the traditional grass, green pepper and fig notes. A peck of herbs and dollop of ripeness round it out. Fresh and robust this is an outstanding wine.

Waterford Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2015

A strict selection of Elgin’s best quality vineyards. A more restraint style of Sauvignon blanc showing fresh granadilla and green apple fruit, with underlying chalk and slate notes confirming the Elgin origin of the grapes. The palate is finely textured with soft fruit, tight acidity, and a deceptively long finish of flavours. A wine showing the true expression of Elgin terroir on Sauvignon blanc.

 

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CAPE ROCK GRV 2015

This wine is very low in alcohol, it is still very elegant and exudes strong fruit flavours like melon, white peach, pear, pineapple, lychee and apricot on the nose. The mouth feel is almost viscous with good staying power. The relatively high natural acidity keeps the wine fresh and ensures that it will age well.

Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier

Natural fermentation took place in French oak for 14 days. The wine was racked from barrel after one month and matured in barrel for a further 4 months,

Alc. 10.8 %
Residual Sugar 1.1 g/Litre
pH 3.39
Total Acidity 6.4 g/Litre

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R 120.00
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Asara Cape Fusion 2012

Cellar door is R90

Gold Michelangelo Winner

A Cape blend with dark fruit and roasted coffee aromas, it is elegantly structured with upfront plum and aniseed on the palate.

Sweet red berries and cherries with raspberry ascendant. Mocha, chocolate undertow aromas abound.  

Sweet sappy berries and mocha and chocolate and soft tannins, perfectly balanced acidity and a long Malbec influenced sweet sappy aftertaste.

Pinotage, Shiraz and Malbec

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R 74.00
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Mulderbosch Faithfull Hound 2014

Deep, black cherry colour penetrating from hue to rim. A surfeit of blackcurrant/cassis, blueberry jam and plum fruit alongside souboise,  vanilla pod, tobacco and cedar wood typical of a classical styled Cabernet-based blend. Full body showing a grainy texture with mid palate richness, fresh fruits as nose amalgamated with boysenberry, damson, fruitcake, coffee bean and dried herbs (clove, anise) that finish with a powdery tannin that will need a few more years to resolve and long length making one esurient for another glass.

Alcohol: 13.43 %vol
pH: 3.52
RS: 3.5 g/l
Total Acid: 6.1 g/l

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R 135.00
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Phizantekraal Chenin Blanc 2014

Elegant peach, herbs and a touch of blossom. Aromas of tropical fruit emerge and engage one in lushness. A background of citrus notes balance the nose nicely.

Gorgeous in the mouth - fresh crisp structure with dollops of peach, melon and lime zest. The tropical tone plays in the back ground but acts as a foil to the crisp lemon and apple notes.

 

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R 35.00
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Karusa Shiraz Cabernet

An absolute over-delivery of quality at this price point. A dark and rich wine - coffee & chocolate and smooth as silk... Bright and intense crimson red colour. Loaded with ripe red berry fruit; mulberry, raspberry and red cherry. Soft integration of roasted coffee and light chocolate flavours balanced with a hint of black spice. A soft smooth but well structured palate.

From the Karoo

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Saam Mountain Vineyards: The Middelburg Chenin Blanc 2013

Platinum Award at Michelangelo

Awarded at Old Mutual

A tropical nose consisting of ripe apricots, peaches, pears and complemented by vanilla hints. The abundance of flavours carries through on the well-structured, intense and mouth filling mid palate that continuous to create a long and rich fruity aftertaste.

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Vondeling Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Gold Michealangelo

Gold Veritas 

A refined nose of citrus passion fruit, and fig is supported nicely by a moderate capsicum freshness. These aromas carry through beautifully to a firm but fruit driven palate with a mild acidic zing, some flintiness and the lingering taste of guava.

Alcohol : 12.0 %vol
pH : 3.35
RS : 4.5 g/l
Total Acid : 6.8 g/l

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R 62.00
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Alianca Vinho Verde

The Vinho Verde is an unique product in the entire world with a blending of aroma and petillance that makes it one of the most delicious natural beverages.
Vinho Verde has great digestive properties due to its freshness and special qualities.

It is a highly regarded wine, especially for Summer drinking.
The strong distinctive character and originality of these wines are the result of soil and climate characteristics and social-economic agents, on one hand, and of the grape varieties and the vinegrowing methods, on the other.

A fruity fragrance with smooth notes of tropical fruits. Slightly acid keeping it fresh but bright fruit in the mouth. The end is smoothly rich.

10% Alc 

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Outstanding Chenin Blanc

The 2015 crop of dry Chenin is outstaning - these are our favourites.

Boland Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2015
Guava, juicy pear and rich with layered tropical fruit. Fresh and crisp, apple, green lime and cinnamon apple. Youthful and vibrant.

Babylonspeak Chenin Blanc 2015

Off-dry, distinctive fresh apple taste with a good nose. More than value for money. Peach and granadilla are enhanced by 6 months lees ageing.

Phizantekraal Chenin Blanc 2014

Elegant peach, herbs and a touch of blossom. Aromas of tropical fruit emerge and engage one in lushness. A background of citrus notes balance the nose nicely.

Gorgeous in the mouth - fresh crisp structure with dollops of peach, melon and lime zest. The tropical tone plays in the back ground but acts as a foil to the crisp lemon and apple notes.

 

 

 

 

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R 43.00
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Mud House Sauvignon Blanc

Pure aromas of crushed citrus, snow pea and ripe grapefruit are delivered with elegant structure and balanced juicy acidity and length. 

Typical NZ green pea notes balanced by citrus and gooseberry in the mouth. 

A dry white that delivers on real value. 

Grown in the three wine growing regions of New Zealand’s South Island: Marlborough, Central Otago and Waipara Valley.

 

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Trizanne ‘Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014

Trizanne’s top white wine consists of only two (old) barrels; a single 500lt barrel of Sauvignon blanc and one 500lt barrel of Semillon. Using the more sun-exposed Sauvignon fruit, this wine manages to create tension between power & elegance.

Fresh & complex, with yellow citrus, white stone fruit, candied herbs & sweet spice. An integrated, bright, medium-bodied wine with its generosity held in check by classy mineral structure. 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon

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R 145.00
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Asara Merlot Cabernet 2012

This is the new Ebony and shows a rare rich and fruity character.

The nose is a yielding mélange of cherry, cranberry and spice. Notes of malt and pepper are enveloped by cassis making the nose one to linger over.

In the mouth the fruit and wood meld seamlessly. Touches of chocolate and nut are balanced by cassis, cherry and wild berries. A dollop of mint in the background rounds the rich and balanced structure out.

 

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R 52.00
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Mad Hatters Malbec 2012

Was R69

The nose is one of rich black cherries, coffee, chocolate and malt. Bramble and Blue berries are set amongst smoky oak allowing the juicy notes to shine through.

In the mouth dark cherries, plums and vanilla smoke enamour one. A musk overtone sits alongside oak and nuts. Blackberries and mint follow from the nose. A balanced and well-made wine that will please if you enjoy Cabernet or Merlot as your usual favourite.

 

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Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2015

Made by the house of Krone.

Chardonnay contributes crisp acidity and elegance whilst the Pinot Noir brings intensity and richness and delicate red berry fruit flavour. Combined in perfect proportions these two noble grapes create a wine which is full of appealing flavour yet remains balanced and refreshing. 

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R 70.00
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Bonnievale Chardonnay 2014

A well-rounded white wine, combining lingering wood & dried fruit flavours. A buttery, round mouthful of ripe tropical fruit flavours with a hint of citrus.

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Kaapzicht Pinot Noir 2012

The noble Pinot Noir makes its debut for Kaapzicht with more concentration, colour and character than expected. Lovely sweet and sour cherries brushed with violets and dark chocolate. Hints of herbs but plush and youthfull.

A balanced acid over the tongue with notes of cherry, cassis, red berries and a smattering of black berries. A medium tannin and a elegant balance round this out. 

18 months in used Oak . 

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Brave Sauvignon Mix

A few for friends and a few for the really close ones. 

2 bottles of each per mixed case. 

Cederberg Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Platter 5 stars

A unique Sauvignon blanc that cannot be compared to any other. Powerful concentrated layers of green figs and gooseberries, with a touch of grapefruit, fynbos and a steely minerality on the palate. A reflection of the cool climate terroir of Elim where the grapes are sourced. Lees contact during the winemaking process creates length and richness on the aftertaste, which will progress even more over the next 2 or 3 years.

Vondeling Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Gold Michealangelo

Gold Veritas 

A refined nose of citrus passion fruit, and fig is supported nicely by a moderate capsicum freshness. These aromas carry through beautifully to a firm but fruit driven palate with a mild acidic zing, some flintiness and the lingering taste of guava.

Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Platter 4 stars

Drink now and for 3 years

A complex fig, grass and green pepper nose is bold and rich. Over the tongue the richness of this tropical fruit driven wine is balanced by the traditional grass, green pepper and fig notes. A peck of herbs and dollop of ripeness round it out. Fresh and robust this is an outstanding wine.

 

 

 

 

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Mad Hatters Sangiovese 2012

Was R65

Why buy now? Free Delivery in Metros*, no queues, delivered to your door at the best price

A rare varietal for sure.

An explosion of flavour! Rose petals, ripe black fruit, cassis and perfume all join in balanced harmony. 

This will excite the tongue.

Alc 13.5%

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Beach Whites

A selection that fits your holidays. Crisp, refreshing and great value. 

Ave Retails is R89

2 bottles of each per mixed case.

Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Platter 4 stars

A complex fig, grass and green pepper nose is bold and rich. Over the tongue the richness of this tropical fruit driven wine is balanced by the traditional grass, green pepper and fig notes. A peck of herbs and dollop of ripeness round it out. Fresh and robust this is an outstanding wine.

Alicancia -

The Vinho Verde is an unique product in the entire world with a blending of aroma and petillance that makes it one of the most delicious natural beverages.
Vinho Verde has great digestive properties due to its freshness and special qualities.

It is a highly regarded wine, especially for Summer drinking.
The strong distinctive character and originality of these wines are the result of soil and climate characteristics and social-economic agents, on one hand, and of the grape varieties and the vinegrowing methods, on the other.

A fruity fragrance with smooth notes of tropical fruits. Slightly acid keeping it fresh but bright fruit in the mouth. The end is smoothly rich. 10% Alc

Thelema Sutherland Unwooded Chardonnay 2015
A fresh well made wine.

The nose is elegant, with the richness of the fruit enhanced by apple and sweet melon aromas. Nuance of limes and peach on the palate combine to offer you a delicious, flavourful wine with a creamy taste and lingering aftertaste.

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Cederberg Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Platter 5 stars

A unique Sauvignon blanc that cannot be compared to any other. Powerful concentrated layers of green figs and gooseberries, with a touch of grapefruit, fynbos and a steely minerality on the palate. A reflection of the cool climate terroir of Elim where the grapes are sourced. Lees contact during the winemaking process creates length and richness on the aftertaste, which will progress even more over the next 2 or 3 years.

 

 

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R 155.00
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Allee Bleue Rose Mcc

A fresh and lively MCC filled with flavours of strawberries, rose petals and candyfloss. 

The palate is clean and refreshing with a crisp but balanced acidity. A great sparkling Mcc for those special friends and moments in life.

61 % Pinotage; 30 % Pinot Noir ; 9 % Chenin Blanc

14 months on the lees

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Laurent Perrier Brut Rose

Elegant and fruity at the same time with a quick invitation from bright, pure cherryish notes and then filled out handsomely by whiffs of chalky soils and well-integrated, rich and uplifting yeast-driven scents, this wine manages to be both vigorous and layered at one and the same time. Its bubbles are insistent, finely carved and add to the early sensations of lightness and energy yet also carry the wine long into a balanced, refined finish. And its latter palate grip is exactly what one should expect from the genre. While service with light foods would be our first choice, this one has the beauty to stand alone.

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R 990.00
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Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2013

This wine has a beautiful light straw colour with hints of green. The nose shows pure marmalade fruit and complex yeasty flavours in a nice harmony with toasty oak. The palate is clean and pure with a lovely texture and finishes long.

Residual Sugar 1.8 g/l
pH 3.39
Total acid 6.3 g/l
Alcohol 13.10 %

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Summer Sauvignon

Love Sav Blanc? 3 quality finds that will blow you away are what we are offering.

This mix contains 2 of each of the 3 below wines.

Was R95

Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Platter 4 star.

A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc - lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full, grassy palate, all in perfect balance.

Saxenburg Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Platter 4 stars

A complex fig, grass and green pepper nose is bold and rich. Over the tongue the richness of this tropical fruit driven wine is balanced by the traditional grass, green pepper and fig notes. A peck of herbs and dollop of ripeness round it out. Fresh and robust this is an outstanding wine.

Lamberts Bay’s Finest Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Gold Award Vitis Vinifera, Silver at Old Mutual & Bronze Veritas

This wine has loads of tropical fruits on the nose, with hints of green pepper and asparagus. This Sauvignon blanc has a rounded mouth feel yet crisp acidity. Balanced and rounded with elegant fruit.

 

 

 

 

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R 75.00
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Casal Garcia

Others charge R83

Portugal -

This refreshing wine has a citrine color and a clear appearance with a very delicate and slightly fruity aroma. On the palate this is a fresh, smooth and well-balanced wine

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Raka Biography 2012

Normal retail R135

Platter 4 1/2 star 

Shiraz

Excellent balance between well integrated oak and fruit. White pepper dominates the nose, the wine explodes into ripe plush fruit on the palate.

"a kaleidoscope of black berry, violet, vanilla & white pepper aromas & flavours in 2011. The lush texture, seamless & complex structure adds to elegance & refinement" - Platter 

 

 

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R 112.00
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Du Toitskloof Nebbiolo 2013

An interesting find - Violate filled and rich enhanced by notes of red berries and choc. 

Smooth tannins and well rounded. This makes for a great drinking red. 

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R 59.00
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Peacock Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ripe tropical flavours. Great texture and persistence. Fresh acidity helps to give the wine great focus. Sweet fruit and rich. 

Alc: 12.5%
TA: 5.32 g/l
pH: 3.45
RS: 4.35 g/l

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R 56.00
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Delheim Gewürztraminer 2014

Floral and litchi aromas, complemented by hints of lime. Elegant, with a good balance between sugar and acidity. Off Dry but tastes Dry. 

Alcohol : 13.74 %vol
pH : 3.29
RS : 18.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.37 g/l

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R 109.00
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Marvlous Red 2013

This voluptuous blend, SYRAH (92%), CINSAULT (6%), MOURVÈDRE (1%) and GRENACHE (1%) owes its signature aromatic intensity and fine yet generous texture to the blend of aromatic red varieties used in its makeup.

On the nose up front gorgeous floral spice, followed by notes of
smoked ham, black olives and dried orange rind. A veritable pot pourri of aromas.
The generously weighted palate has fine, chalky texture and finishes with lifted, fresh acidityBright, spicy notes initially-think cloves and white pepper-there’s lots of dark plummy fruit too, deftly underpinned by subtle oak spice.

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R 94.00
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KC Cabernet Merlot 2012

Aromas of ripe black berries and plums are complemented by subtle oak spice. The palate is dense, with fruit flavours balanced by well rounded, compact tannins and a lasting finish.

Partly barrel matures for 24 months.

Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Merlot 35%

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White Blends of the year

These 3 are the best of the vintage - oaked yet elegant, crips yet rounded - classic. 

Trizanne ‘Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013
Trizanne’s top white wine consists of only two (old) barrels; a single 500lt barrel of Sauvignon blanc and one 500lt barrel of Semillon. Using the more sun-exposed Sauvignon fruit, this wine manages to create tension between power & elegance.

Fresh & complex, with yellow citrus, white stone fruit, candied herbs & sweet spice. An integrated, bright, medium-bodied wine with its generosity held in check by classy mineral structure. 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon

Mulderbosch White Faithfull Hound 2013
One of the great marriages in wine must surely be that of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc

Straw golden with a gentle green hue to it, the wine appears fresh and alive. Aromas of fragrant lime leaves intermingle with ripe quince and a bracing mineral note. Complex flavours marked by pithy grapefruit are balanced by firm texture and fresh acidity, which carries through to the deliciously long finish.

Berrio Weather Girl 2014
The nose of this wine shows flintiness and ripe figs. On palate the wine has a full and complex palate depth with a smooth creaminess rounding off the ripe fig and herbaceous characters. The wine has a long and satisfying finish with lemon and lime flavours lingering on the palate.

33% Semillion / 67% Sauvignon Blanc Blend

 

 

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Spice Route Terra de Bron Syrah 2012

The profile of this wine is already perceptible when tasting the thin-skinned berry in the vineyard. Black pepper, violet and red fruit perfume the nose, accompanied by an elegant spice on the palate.

Matured for 21 months in French barrels, of which 85% were old.

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Meinert La Barry Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Others charge R90

Martin needed to make a wine that his wife likes, and she enjoys ones that have what she calls "drama". At the same time he has grown tired of harsh, aggressive green Sauvignon blancs and therefore tried to steer a middle course. The "La Barry" has delicate floral fruit with underlying grassier tones, but is unthreatening enough to keep coming back for another glass. As it ages mineral and flinty flavours come to the fore, so don’t drink all of it too young!

Alcohol 13.82 vol%
Residual sugar 2.6 g/l
Total acidity 6.5 g/l
pH 3.34

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R 80.00
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Morgenster Olive Oil Collection

Great olive oil from the cellar that believes only in pure quality.

Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality. The release of 2 new Mono- varietal Extra Virgin Oils offers us a new dimension of flavours.

This set is a rare one offering 1 bottle of each of the 4 rare oils from Morgenster. This is a limited offer so please dont delay.

Don Carlo Extra Virgin

Morgenster pressed a limited quantity of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from its Don Carlo groves for the first time in 2013. When sufficient oil becomes available, Don Carlo will be considered as one of the building blocks of the Estate’s flagship extra virgin olive oil.

NOSE: The first whiff is of freshly cut grass and olives. By warming the oil slightly with your hand the secondary aromas of medium to high fruity notes of olive and tomato leaf will become more evident.
PALATE: When tasting an olive oil, you should put enough oil in your mouth to roll around your mouth and cover your tongue. To get the most off the palate, suck some air into your mouth to aspirate the oil - this will allow you to notice the flavours of the individual component oil and its characteristics. You will also notice the consistency of the oil. This Don Carlo Extra Virgin Olive Oil will present you with intense peppery flavours, with a slightly bitter taste. Characteristic green flavours of artichokes, green tomato and tomato leaf will follow. As you swallow the oil you will notice a peppery tickle in the back of your throat that will develop over time to a gentle burn that may make you cough - all signs of a good quality, fresh olive oil.

Monte Marcello Extra Virgin

The late ripening of the olives produces a pale gold olive oil with a distinct sweetness and soft velvety mouth feel. The oil reminds Giulio of the olives that surround his home, Monte Marcello, hence it will carry its name proudly and with distinction.

NOSE: The first whiff is of fresh very ripe olives. By warming the oil slightly with your hand the secondary aromas of sweet ripe apples and toasted almonds will become more evident.
PALATE: When tasting an olive oil, you should put enough oil in your mouth to roll around your mouth and cover your tongue. To get the most off the palate, suck some air into your mouth to aspirate the oil - this will allow you to notice the flavours of the individual component oils. You will also notice the consistency of the oil. The Monte Marcello Extra Virgin Olive Oil will present you with sweet creamy flavours, toasted almonds and creamed honey. It is a delicate oil that leaves you with a very clean finish. As you swallow the oil you will notice the soft, velvet and creamy feel on the roof of your mouth with hints of vanilla and halva. These distinct soave characteristics are true of the very late harvest olives originating in Liguria.

Extra Virgin 

NOSE: The first whiff is intense freshly cut grass. By warming the oil slightly with your hand the secondary aromas of green tomatoes, almonds, artichokes and perhaps even green apples will become for more evident.
PALATE: When tasting an olive oil, you should put enough oil in your mouth to roll around your mouth and cover your tongue. To get the most off the palate, suck some air into your mouth to aspirate the oil - this will allow you to notice the flavours of the individual component oils. You will also notice the consistency of the oil. The Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive oil will present you with medium to intense concentration of fruit flavours, it’s an intense oil that leaves you with a very clean finish. As you swallow the oil you will notice a pleasant bitterness on the roof of your mouth and a peppery burn down the back of your throat - both distinct characteristics of an excellent quality oil.

Extra Virgin Lemon Enhanced

NOSE: The first layer of aromas from this oil is unmistakably citrus and lemony. Once warmed slightly the green grass aromas so typical of Morgenster’s extra Virgin Olive oil break through the lemon bouquet leaving you with a refreshing combination of the two dimensions.
PALATE: On the palate, once again, this oil is distinctly citrus in origin; light refreshing and crying out to be combined with food.

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Ormond ‘Chip off the Old Block’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine has an intense bouquet of ripe cherry, white pepper and cassis, reflecting the cool climate of Darling. Dry land farming leads to very small berries and the opaque deep colour of the wine. 

Winner of Top 100 wines in Cabernet in 2015

Was Alexanderfontein***but the cellar has changed the name 

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R 85.00
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Welgemeend Spoopjeshoogte 2011

Dark ruby in colour the nose has a light sweet-perfume character with deep, lush black berries (cassis), red fruit, warm vanilla, caramel, cedar & mint. These characteristics are echoed on the palate and the wine has an appealing mouth feel which compliments the well-integrated tannin and acid structure, with a fairly long finish. A light styled Bordeaux blend with a majority of Cabernet sauvignon, the wine will drink well now and can aged for a 3-4 years. Enjoy as a table wine.

68% Cabernet sauvignon; 32% Merlot.

Alcohol: 12.63 vol% 
TA: 6.5 g/l 
pH: 3.43
RS: 2.6 g/l

 

 

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Boschkloof Cabernet Merlot

Was R95

A full-bodied, oak matured red wine with intense deep ruby black colour. Ripe spicy nose, coffee, chocolate, ripe plum and complex toasty oak bouquet.

A big concentrated middle palate with long after-taste of fruit, blackberries, mint and undertones of vanilla, mocha and spice.

Great to drink now, but will continue to improve for the next 5 to 8 years.

This wine over delivers on quality. 

Alc : 14.5 / T.A : 5.9 / pH : 3.67 / R.S : 4.1

 

 

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Outstanding White Blends Mix

3 rare dry white blends that will cellar if needed. Small producers making great wines.

2 bottle of each per mixed case.

Ave retail is R165

Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2014 - Ltd

A blend of 35% Chenin Blanc (Bottelary and Swartland), 28% Roussanne (Voor Paardeberg), 22% Semillon (Franschhoek), 14% Chardonnay and 1% Viognier (both Overberg), it was matured in old oak for some 10 months.

The nose is extraordinarily complex - lime, peach, red apple, dried herbs, some pleasant oxidative character and even liquorice! Fantastic fruit concentration - really succulent - and lip-smacking acidity before a wonderfully long finish - dry, pithy, even bitter (it takes courage to leave that kind of detail in rather than polish out). Rendered with care and imagination and I believe a small step up on the 2013, which itself was a knock-out wine. - Winemag 95/100 points.

Lemberg Lady 2013 - Platter 4 1/2 stars
Apple, peach and spice on the nose. Lands with some weight on the palate but then the snappy acidity kicks in and the finish is long and dry.

Lemberg’s first white blend - Naturally fermented, using a more oxidative process, and aged in old 500L French oak barrels on the gross lees for 11 months. Viognier (57%) Harslevelu (22%) Sauvignon blanc (11%) and Sémillon (10%).

Fable Jackal Bird 2012 - Platter 5 star

It’s a blend of 45% Chenin Blanc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 17% Roussanne, 9% Chardonnay and 9% Viognier. Pear and peach but also an intriguing herbaceous character. It’s relatively light bodied with bright acidity.

Platter said - Stately 2012 another assured & accomplished vintage of lightly oaked combo chenin, chardonnay, roussanne, viognier & grenache blanc. Full bodied, yet showing great elegance & balance, persistence.

 

 

 

 

 

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Uber Mango & Vanilla Rooibos Brew 330ml

More flavours here 

At Uber Flavours Brews, we can’t think of why anyone would want to make iced tea any differently to the refined way connoisseurs make tea. Like the Japanese, we brew tea with natural ingredients. That’s honest-to-goodness honey, lemon and cinnamon with not a chemical in sight. Uber Flavour Brew is made with Rooibos from the deserts north of Cape Town and the natural flavours are added during the brew process. No additives, no added sugar andno lingering aftertaste, just a refreshed palate.

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Outstanding White Blends Mix

2 bottles of these 3 rare quality whites. 

Very limited. 

Fairview Nurok 2011

Platter 5 star 

A quartet of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc.

Beautiful lime-green colour in the glass with jasmine blossom on the nose with hints of pear drops and subtle oakiness. Mouthfilling mineralilty complemented by stone fruit flavours. The acidity gives good length and the mouthfeel is full, rich and textured. A well-integrated wine.

2011 is a symphony of peaches, perfume & poached pears with endlessly evolving length. Viognier dominated, with chenin, roussanne & grenache blanc adding spice, interest & pleasure.

Black Oyster Catcher White Pearl

82% Black Oystercatcher Semillon
18% Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc

Mineral nose with capsicum, tropical fruit, gooseberries, and touches of ginger and lemon makes this a very distinctive wine.
Full bodied, yet crisp and firm on the palate with enjoyable long finish.

The White Pearl is a 70% tank and 30% French barrel fermented

Dornier Donatus White 2014
91/100 wine enthusiast

Chenin Blanc (86%), Semillon (14%)

With its brilliant yellow tinge, the wine offers a full array of flavours from peach, white pear and orange zest with nuances of honeysuckle and roasted nuts. The palate is rich and abundant in primary and secondary flavours along with a luscious texture and mid palate weight. Elements of minerality combine with the harmonious acidity leaving one with a lasting fresh aftertaste.

 

 

 

 

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Coastal Fresh Sav Blanc

Cool ocean breezes focus and define our best S/Blanc wines. They allow a slower ripening of the grapes which enhances those delicious flavours.

2 bottles of each per mixed case

Dombeya Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The wine’s nose shows flavour of passion fruit, guavas and wet stones. The palate is full bodied and very minerally with lingering flavours of passionfruit, pineapples and ripe figs and ends in a balanced fruit acid aftertaste.

Trizanne Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Mostly fermented in steel and left on its lees for a few months before blending with a tiny percentage of barrelfermented wine that adds mouth-feel & body to the wine. The wine expresses freshness, fruit & balance with notes of green figs and sweet citrus.

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Pure aromas of crushed citrus, snow pea and ripe grapefruit are delivered with elegant structure and balanced juicy acidity and length. Typical NZ green pea notes balanced by citrus and gooseberry in the mouth.

Grown in the three wine growing regions of New Zealand’s South Island: Marlborough, Central Otago and Waipara Valley.

 

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Miles Mossop Introduction Chenin Blanc 2014

Platter 4 1/2 stars

This wine has a brilliant deep straw colour tending to a golden hue. The nose is intense and complex displaying white peach, ripe apricots, honeysuckle and roasted almonds, with a hint of five spices. The palate is full and rich with intense flavours of stone fruit, honeysuckle and fennel bulb.

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Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Platter 4 1/2 stars

This wine favours individuality and signature cool-climate minerality ahead of pure, pungent fruit, but still exhibits a majestic melange of tropical fruits, granadilla and pink grapefruit aromas with just a hint of ripe gooseberries. These are effortlessly reflected on the palate and are complemented by a lively acidity which underpins a classy structure and texture. A wine of substantial poise, length and charm.

 

 

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Teubes Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Was R155

A delicious full and smooth red. 

Dark cassis and malt with hints of fynbos on the nose. Stewed plum and cardamom clove notes. 

An active palette, milk chocolate, mint, dark berries and malt spice. Cinnamon, nutmeg, oak smoke interplay with dry wood tannin, and smooth balanced tannin - long and lingering. A well structure cabernet that is modern and inviting.

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Classic White Blends

These are rated as SA’s best white blends at present - 

2 bottles of each per mixed case.

Fable Jackal Bird 2012
Platter 5 star

It’s a blend of 45% Chenin Blanc, 20% Grenache Blanc, 17% Roussanne, 9% Chardonnay and 9% Viognier. Pear and peach but also an intriguing herbaceous character. It’s relatively light bodied with bright acidity.

Platter said - Stately 2012 another assured & accomplished vintage of lightly oaked combo chenin, chardonnay, roussanne, viognier & grenache blanc. Full bodied, yet showing great elegance & balance, persistence.

Flagstone Treaty Tree 2011
Platter 5 stars

Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon

Intriguing, light lime green hue shot through with white gold. On the nose the wine jumps out of the glass with focused aromas of asparagus, fresh thyme, gooseberry and sweet melon. In the background, a hint of white pepper and nutmeg. The wine seduces your palette with a texture of creamed honey, but the flavours are taut citrus fruit framed by a suggestion of toasty vanilla oak. An extraordinarily complex and satisfying mouthful.

Groote Post The Old Mans Blend White 2014

Platter 4 stars
60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon

Clean and crisp displaying the freshness and citrus tang on the nose of Sauvignon Blanc. Good fruit intensity from the Chenin Blanc and depth from our Semillon. Complementary Granny Smith apple and tropical fruit flavours on the palate that are sure to develop into a terrific value for money crowd pleaser.

 

 

 

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Nico v d Merwe Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Expressive granadilla, passion fruit interspaced with fresh grass and lemon peel. Luscious black fig and line the aromatic layered aromas.
In the mouth youthful, sweet citrus and ripe fig dominate with cut grass, passion fruit and finish ending with lime and fresh acid. A very morish wine.

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Plaisir de Merle Petit Plaisir 2013

A brand new release getting rave reviews

Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Viognier

Concentrated cherry, plum and red berry , and light, savoury flavour notes
Sweet spice and vanilla flavours of the oak barrels bring the wine components together in a long , lingering sweet and soft finish .

Matured in French and American oak barrels for periods ranging from 12 to 16 months

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Domaine Coutelier Merlot 2012

An excellent rich and ripe merlot without be sweetness of a typical SA merlot. 

A combination of red fruit, cherry, blackcurrant and spice, laced with hints of violets, chocolate and mint with smooth tannins, produce a wine of intensity, good balance and depth. Full bodied while soft on the pallet, velvety, long in mouth, with strong Merlot characteristics.

 

 

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Anura Pinot Grigio 2014

Shows delicious floral honeysuckle, lemongrass and citrus fruit
aromas. Fresh fruit, apricot and peach on the nose with soft floral
flavours and spice on the palate. A refreshing, pleasantly smooth
finish. Crisp, citrus acidity and well balanced palate, makes the
Anura Pinot Gris the ideal aperitif or partner to oriental food and
fresh canapes.

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Moya’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Was R160

An outstanding small vineayrd block from Hemel en Aarde - originally part of Newton Johnson. 

A sea spray and citrus nose that speaks of grass, wild asparagus and green fig. Balanced flavours leaning towards lemon and sherbit with a savoury flint backbone. 

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Duque de Viseu Red 2011

A fantastically priced wine for the quality, this blend of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) serves up notions of red and black cherry, plum, black olive, strawberry jam and mocha. Lithe and sinewy in texture, with tons of juicy berry and red fruit flavours and a gentle, rustic quality to the tannins - great with Bison Burgers

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Thelema Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Platter 4 star.

A typical Thelema Sauvignon Blanc - lovely fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, with a full, grassy palate, all in perfect balance.

Residual Sugar 2.7 g/l
pH 3.31
Total acid 6.6 g/l
Alcohol 13.81% by volume

 

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Colmant Brut Reserve

Pinot Noir 52%, Chardonnay 48% (Franschhoek, Robertson, Elgin, Somerset-West and Stellenbosch). 10% of the blend is made of reserve wine from the previous vintage and 12% of the base wine is barrel fermented.

A subtle pale gold colour with a very clean and elegant nose. The aroma has a gentle spicy toastiness with a lemon / yeasty perfume followed by more mature fruit. Plenty of freshness on the palate, with a good acidity which perfectly balances the yeasty depth, bready flavours and ample structure. Long smooth finish. Will develop nicely over the years.

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Pella The Vanilla Chenin Blanc 2012/13

Rich layers of citrus, honey and pear, enhanced by a buttery mouth feel, lifted by an expressive vanilla finish.

A dynamic wine that rolls with flavours. 

Matured in American oak, together with its lees, and placed in 3 and 4 fill barrels for a further 6months for natural stabilisation.

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Luis Felipe Edwards - Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Rich and intense citrus and lime nose with a flintiness.

Clean fruit, aspragus lemon, citrus, grapefruit and grass with crisp acidity with apples. Lovely, pure and refreshing, with complexity and a long finish that lingers. Hints of lees round the tail off well. 

 

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Bonnievale Merlot 2013/14

Awarded Gold @ Michelangelo

A medium to full bodied red wine with rich berry flavours, and a touch of vanilla and mocha. The ripe fruit is rich and giving while the oak is integrated and rounded. Hits of black berries and although fruity the wine is not flabby. Smooth tannin and a crisp acid round this really nice wine out.

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Babylonstoren Babel Red Blend 2013

Was R110

Gold Veritas

The 2013 vintage Babel Red is a blend of 60% Merlot, 24% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6 % Malbec. The wines were made separately and were aged in 1st and 2nd fill French Oak barrels. It is a fusion of red berry flavours and chocolate rounded off with a hint of spice

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Neethlingshof Six Flowers 2015

Clear, luminous with green tints. 


Aromas of citrus and flowers (violets) with spicy
undertones of aniseed and cloves.

Youthful but full on taste with a complex mouthfeel and long aftertaste. Honeysuckle from the Chenin, rose petal from the Gewürz, citrus and white peach, vanilla and spice on the nose while the palate shows nice weight and moderate acidity.

Chenin blanc (30%), Chardonnay (30%), Sauvignon blanc (20%), Viognier (1%), Gewürztraminer (5%) and Weisser Riesling (5%)

The grapes were individually aged in new 300-litre French oak barrels for a period of eight months after which it was blended.

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The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2014

These grapes are sourced from our neighbour’s vineyard at The Foundry’s home farm in Voor Paardeberg and managed by Chris Williams. Grown on Malmesbury shale and decomposed granite,

these trellised vines allow us to precisely manage the canopy to enhance fruit complexity and balance.
A small crop was ripened and harvested at modest sugar levels but at full flavour ripeness to ensure lower alcohol but brighter acidity and freshness.
Hand harvested and cooled overnight, this was whole-bunch pressed to restrain phenolics, yet fermented with a high percentage of solids to give breadth and definition to the palate in seasoned tight
grain hogsheads. Partial un-innoculated fermentation gives the palate a savoury dimension but the fruit is still vividly expressed. Barrel aged for five months before bottling.

Tasting Notes:
The Foundry Grenache Blanc 2013 has lifted floral aromas with hints of lemon cream and white stone fruit. The palate is rich but restrained with focused, pure fruit, minerally mid palate and has a long finish with a citrus tang.


Alcohol: 13.5% TA: 6.0 g/l pH: 3.33 RS: 2.2 g/l

 

 

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Best Whites Selection

Over 6000 wines are produced in SA but only a handfull can be called brilliant. I have selected 3 blended bordeaux style whites which are not only worth the attention but which are also at a discount.

2 bottles of each per 6 pack

Normal retail is R130 ave

Berrio Weather Girl 2013

The nose of this wine shows flintiness and ripe figs. On palate the wine has a full and complex palate depth with a smooth creaminess rounding off the ripe fig and herbaceous characters. The wine has a long and satisfying finish with lemon and lime flavours lingering on the palate.

33% Semillion / 67% Sauvignon Blanc Blend - Unwooded

4.5 star Platter - Black Oyster Catcher White Pearl 2011

Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc - Part Barrel Fermented

Mineral nose with capsicum, tropical fruit, gooseberries, and touches of ginger and lemon makes this a very distinctive wine.
Full bodied, yet crisp and firm on the palate with enjoyable long finish.

Nico vd Merwe Sauvignon/Semillon 2013 - 4 stars

Hints of hay and dried herbs on an otherwise shy nose. Rich and broad on the palate with layers of flavour including peach, tangerine and spice while zippy acidity lends balance.

Unwooded

 

 

 

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Stellenzicht Plum Pudding Hill Syrah 2010

Deep almost Indian Ink black ruby at the core which pales to a gem like garnet at the edges.

An aroma of purple flowers, waves of brambleberries and ripe bloodplums. Grind of white pepper.

In the glass an essence of the finest of Shiraz. Berries and plums, wrapped in silken tannins and oak with its concomitant spices. A single thread of elegance from entry to the long and gently waning aftertaste.

Maturation took place in 100% new French oak for a total of 22months

Fridjhon said - for punters who like what has come to be known as the southeastern Australian style, rather than northern Rhône, it’s the obvious "add to basket".

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Keet First Verse 2011

This is the first release and is brilliant.

The 2010 was Platter 5 stars and the feeling is that this 2011 will be as well - Others charge R430 per bottle

One of the finest Reds SA has at present.

Grapes from the finest vineyards on the slopes of the Simonsberg and Helderberg mountains provided the base for this wine, this Bordeaux blend of 32% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec was matured in French oak barrels for 18 months, extracting the finest oak aromas to compliment the layers and layers of delicious mixed red and black berry flavours.

Marrying traditional winemaking methods, science, art and the use of modern technology, this wine was gently handled and matured in the finest French oak barrels for eighteen months. To the sounds of Mozart, all the elements of this wine were blended, bottled and left to rest and mature for 12 months.

Platter said - 5 star Leafy fragrance & hint of cedar a lovely intro to unusually dry & restrained 5-way Bordeaux red 2010, Light-stepping, balanced elegance belies powerful alcohol, but flavour length reveals subtle fruit intensity, untramelled by oak.

Tim Atkin, Master of Wine, gave the wine 93 points and
rated this wine as a very elegant Bordeaux blend with all
five varieties contributing to the poise and intensity of
the wine. "Seductively oaked with a refreshing finish".

 

 

 

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Tierhoek Chardonnay 2014

Platter 4 star

A lovely, delicate Chardonnay with a subtle citrus and baked apple palate that is rounded from a tiny portion of barrel aging, producing a soft creaminess with a roasted almond nougat finish.

 

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World Sauvignon Blanc

3 superlative Sav’s from around the world - distinctive. 

2 bottles of each per 6 selection 

MT Hector Sauvignon Blanc 2013
New Zealand

This crisply styled, refreshing wine has a wonderful combination of lime, passionfruit and gooseberry aromas with a hint of minerality - typical stylish Sauvignon Blanc! We love to drink it with seafood and pasta dishes and delicious summer salads.

The fruit for this wine was grown in two Wairarapa vineyards with different soils, one on stony loam, the other a hillside clay. This variety helps to increase the complexity of the wine. The vines are relatively young and are cropped at low levels to give intensely flavoured grapes.

Luis Felipe Edwards - Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Chile
Rich and intense citrus and lime nose with a flintiness.

Clean fruit, aspragus lemon, citrus, grapefruit and grass with crisp acidity with apples. Lovely, pure and refreshing, with complexity and a long finish that lingers. Hints of lees round the tail off well.

Cheval Noir Blanc 2012 

Bordeaux France

Made following high standards, the wines of Cheval Noir provide pleasure, charm and elegance. A white Bordeaux from selected Sauvignon grapes. Cold maceration, with the time spent on the lees giving it a rich mouth feel and a good finish. A Classic example of a Bordeaux blanc, fruit driven, with mainly citrus fruit, lemon & lime, fresh clean with medium acidity

 

 

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Waterford Pebble Hill 2011

Stunning Shiraz blend

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Crimson color due to its youthfull nature and restraint of oak use. The aromas are an intense combination of indian spices, bitter cherry and cloves. On taste it shows abundant red fruit flavors with classic dry tannin structure and fresh finish.

Alcohol : 14 %vol
pH : 3.7
RS : 2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.7 g/l

 

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KCB Envy

Platter 4 star - a bold wooded wine

The KCB Envy is a complex and multi layered wine, combining rich maturity with a fresh twist, delivering elegance with intensity.
The colour is reminiscent of sun ripened wheat with a pale, almost translucent rim. Baked custard apple, quince jelly and lingering spice entice the nose to explore further. Stewed fruit compote on the palate, together with integrated oak, defining acidity and long waxy finish characterises this wine which is a collaboration of the old and the new. KCB Envy was made with minimal interference and as such, harmless crystals may precipitate in the bottle over time.

The wine is a blend of three distinctive components, starting with the 2006 vintage which was uncorked and blended with a fresh 2013 Chenin from a very site specific block located in the Piekenierskloof region of the Cape West Coast. The final part of this trilogy was a small portion of concentrated 2013 noble late harvest wine. Both portions of the 2013 wines were tank fermented and left on its primary lees for 6 months, gaining complexity and richness on the lees. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling took place.

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Journeys End Cape Doctor Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Platter 4 1/2 stars

The wine appears to have a dark, intense ruby-violet colour. The fruits on the nose are fragrant strawberry, underpinned by fleshier bramble and mocha. The palate is packed with strawberry and mulberry, spiced by black pepper and intriguingly complex. The richness of the flavours is balanced by some fresh raspberry giving a lighter feel to the finish.

 

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Paul Wallace Little Flirt Sauvignon Blanc 2013

As a new release this is a wine to watch. Bright and appealing with a bouquet of tropical fruit on the nose. The palate reveals hints of gooseberry, pear and apple - a ripe fruit salad backed by an underlying mineral core and a hint of aniseed.

Guaranteed to charm and captivate, she will pair beautifully with summer salads, fresh Cape crayfish, and all manner of seafood. Match her with mussels, seared tuna, kingklip or salmon. The Little Flirt will compliment roast chicken or pork chops and apple sauce. For dessert serve her with apple crumble. She will certainly enhance your meal and even if sipped as an aperitif will flirt with your senses!

Alc 14%

 

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Eikendal Charisma 2013

4 star Platter 

Shiraz 88%, Petit Verdot 7%, Sangiovese 5%

Rhône meets Spain meets Italy! New world, fruit driven, upfront style. Intense fruit on nose which follows through to the pallet. Silky tannins with a hint of sweetness ensure a smooth wine with delicious juicy fruit.

Exuding classic violets and spice nuances, the Shiraz lends a clean, fresh structure to the wine, whilst the Petit Verdot adds black fruit, spice and spunk to the blend, and the Sangiovese the final, refined 
touches with its clean fruit and smack of tomato paste.

Sugar: 2.5 g/l

Total acid: 6.0 g/l

pH: 3.65

Alcohol: 14.0 vol%

Aged 15 months in oak

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Paul Wallace Black Dog Malbec 2013

Platter 4 star

This powerful example is bursting with flavour. Think dark chocolate, mint and musk intertwined with menthol. There are caramel toffee notes and a leafy undertone - and that’s just on the nose!

Rich ripe fruit invade this generous soft pallet. Even with the mint and menthol bursting through, there remains a natural balance between acid and fruit.

Just when you thought it was enough flavour, a second flurry of mace, cherry, ginger and cloves makes its appearance.

Breathe this one in and enjoy it slowly.

This sumptuous red will age for at least a good 4 - 6 years but the flavours will change and become subtle. As with most hand-crafted wines, there will be light sediment at the end of the bottle.

 

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