Chiliean Wines


Valdivieso Cabernet Sauvignon

Attractive dark red colour. Rich berry fruit aromas , blackberries, and sweet spices, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. A full bodied wine, very flavoursome with a round soft structure.

Valdiviesco Merlot

Ultra smooth, juicy Merlot with jammy plum, blackberry and damson fruit served up with lashings of mocha coffee and chocolate.

Valdivieso Sauvignon Blanc

This is a crisp and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with lots of citrus and gooseberry aromas. Crisp and refreshing with lemon and lime flavours together with a steely mineral quality.

Valdivieso - Extra Brut

Made in the traditional Champenoise method this sparkling from Lontue Valley is Pale and bright yellow in colour. Complex on the nose with aromas of toasted bread, green apple and pear notes. Round in the mouth with balanced body and acidity and complex dry fruit flavours.

VALDIVIESO (Champenoise) BRUT ROSE

crisp and dry with a slight dash of sweetness to it, and a light pink colour.

Valdivieso RESERVA Merlot

Rich, dark cherry aromas with fantastic ripe, red fruit flavours and well integrated spicy oak notes. Soft and almost voluptuous on the palate.

Valdivieso RESERVA Pinot Noir

Quite a deep colour for a Pinot Noir. This displays ripe, sweet and quite dense red fruit character.

Valdivieso Single Valley Carmenere

Intense and complex aromas, some ripe dark berries, blackcurrant, plums, black pepper with hints of sweet spices. Soft tannins with a firm structure. Elegant subtle spices from the maturation in oak barrels are present. The wine has a lovely texture and long persistence.

Valdivieso SINGLE VINEYARD Merlot

Very ripe nose of pure blackcurrant fruit. Lovely dense, ripe fruit on the palate showing good definition. Sweet and ripe but still quite elegant

Valdivieso SINGLE VINEYARD Cabernet Sauvignon

Cassis and black cherry fruit spiced up with notes of cinnamon, vanilla and mocha coffee. Full bodied with silky tannins and fresh acidity on the finish

Valdivieso SINGLE VINEYARD Malbec

Medium in intensity, with balanced red and black fruit and earthen, herbal and meaty notes. The wine leads with concentrated black cherry, blackberry, lightly singed blueberry cobbler and overripe raspberry. These mingle with earthy dark dried flower petals, dark minerals, smoked meats and exotic spices.

Valdivieso CABALLO LOCO No15

An intense aromatic profile of dark cherries, cassis, espresso with elegant underlying sweet cooking spices. Full bodied on the palate with a beautiful lingering structure.

Valdivieso LA PRIMAVERA 2004

Medium garnet in the glass, this wine has a nose of red cherry fruit, and hint of green herbs or bell peppers -- enough to give personality. In the mouth the wine offers intense cherry and cut herbs flavors. Great acidity and lovely soft tannins provide a nice backbone for the wine, and a long floral finish offers hints of sweet oak.

South African Wines


RUST EN VREDE

Estate Vineyard cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Tasting Note
Colour – Deep Opaque, Aroma – Classic Cabernet character with cassis and lead pencil aromas and notes of mocha. Palate – Offering a firm tannin structure in a tighter style of wine with good phenolic ripeness and a defined finish. Background Established in 1694, Rust en Vrede is proud to be part of a remarkable three hundred year old wine tradition. Since 1977 the Engelbrecht family has specialized in the exclusive production of red wine, with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Proprietor Jean Engelbrecht has worked to establish Rust en Vrede as one of South Africa’s premium red wine estates, with full-bodied and complex wines that reflect the uniqueness of its Helderberg terroir.

HARTENBERG

Gravel Hill Shiraz 2008

Tasting Note
An iron fist in velvet glove, Hartenberg's flagship red, previously only available at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. A dark centered, black-red and ruby rim. Elegant, black fruit with violets, cloves, smokiness and black pepper on the bouquet. The palate shows sweet ripe fruit, spicy oak, elegance and rich, dry tannins made for the long haul. The palate ends with a lingering, savoury finish.
Independent Tasting Note
“Ripe and dense, but nicely refined, with stylish Kona coffee and mulled currant and loganberry fruit notes laced with melted licorice snap and spice. Liberally toasted, but integrated on the long, smoldering finish.” James Molesworth

The Mackenzie 2010

Tasting Note
This classically styled, richly structured wine shows strong blackcurrant notes, as well as violets and dark chocolate aromas. The palate has a melange of vanillin oak flavours, intermingled black and red fruit.
Independent Tasting Note
"Sultry, tight knit bramble fruits under veil of fine-grained tannins, but dazzling fruit purity suggests immense pleasure in time." John Platter 2011
Food Pairing
Rich meat dishes with a savoury jus, leg of lamb or sirloin on the bone with red wine jus.

KAAPZICHT

Steytler Vision 2010
Tasting Notes
Power and concentration, within a tightly woven structure showing lots of promise. Youthful tannins are grippy now, but appetising and balanced by generous cassis and black berries as well as vanilla and spice from oak. Complex and multi-dimensional - further inspection also reveals sour Morello cherry, plum and even wild fig. Those who can resist the temptation will be rewarded well with cellaring.
Ageing Potential
5 - 8 years maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance.
Blend Information
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Pinotage, 15% Merlot
Food Suggestions Delicious matched with some slow-roasted Rosemary Lamb.

Pinotage 2011

Tasting Notes
Forward wild fruit, prune and youngberry with toasted cedar, vanilla and gun smoke. The palate starts out racy, with a red fruited bright core and firm tannins, developing further complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. A distinctive expression of the variety.
Ageing Potential
Drink now and enjoy the vibrant youthfulness. You will be well rewarded with increased complexity and integration by cellaring for 2 - 4 years.
Blend Information
100% Pinotage
Food Suggestions
Delicious served with barbecued ostrich steaks or springbok fillet.

Bin 3 (2011)

Interesting herbaceous profile, showing earthy, crushed leaf components and even agave, but without any green, bitter elements. The palate is broad, with red fruited accessibility, and the property’s signature structure and firm tannins. Medium bodied.
Ageing Potential
Drink now to enjoy the fresh fruit or keep for 2 – 3 years for the development of secondary characteristics.
Blend Information
65% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Pinotage, 3% Malbec
Food Suggestions
Serve with your favourite pizza / pasta.

THELEMA

Sauvignon Blanc 2014, One Bottle x 750 ml @ N 3,600
Unwooded and well-balanced, with fresh melon and grapefruit flavours, and a full grassy palate.
Maturation
Drinking well now, and will develop well for 2 years.
Food Pairing
As an apertif, or with delicately flavoured foods like salads, and chicken.

Mountain Red 2012

Spicy aromas of black pepper and mulberry mingle with the plum flavours of this soft and approachable wine.
Maturation
Great now, and will improve for 4 years.
Food Pairing
Particularly good with light and medium flavoured meals, such as pizza and braai.

GUARDIAN PEAK

Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Aroma:
Rich, opulent dark fruit, cassis and a great spiciness that adds character to this classic Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic cassis and blackcurrant aromas are aided by ripe red fruit and lead pencil notes that are true to a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Helderberg region of Stellenbosch.
Palate:
The complexity from the nose is well represented on the palate with the juicy red and black fruit and good tannin structure creating a beautifully drinking wine, with a well-polished and powerful finish
Impression:
“I have a great respect for Napa Cabernet Sauvignons as I appreciate the art of their balance in such powerful wine. This wine was made to see how close we can come to a Napa style Cabernet Sauvignon in Stellenbosch”

Merlot 2013

Appearance:
Garnet
Aroma:
The fresh dark fruit and black cherry aromas are well integrated with smooth mocha coffee notes that come to the fore.
Palate:
The dark mulberry and plum notes are prominent on the palate. There is a mocha undertone that is in beautiful balance with the subtle oak characteristic. This wine shows a fantastic mid-palate weight, and a rounded elegant finish.

ERNIE ELS

Proprietors Blend 2012
Accolades
14 International Wine and Spirit Competition - Silver
Tasting Notes
2012 was a brilliant Stellenbosch vintage and the Proprietor’s Blend takes advantage of the full ripeness, freshness and hauntingly rich tannins offered by the conditions. The nose abounds with dark-blue fruits, a hint of bacon, espresso and fig jam. Classy oak notes and a touch of truffle further tussle with the amazing fruit purity. The palate shows beguiling inky-black cassis from the Cabernet Sauvignon, providing fleshy tannins, a rock-solid core palate and towering structure. The large Shiraz component adds a spicy complexity and exotic edge, whilst the sprinkle of remaining Bordeaux varieties give finesse and depth. Roast beef and sugar-coated blueberries line the intense yet fleshy finish. This 2012 is the most backward vintage of this wine yet, it needs a few years to fully knit and it will age well for a decade of more.
Ageing Potential
This 2012 is the most backward vintage of this wine yet, it needs a few years to fully knit and it will age well for a decade of more.
Blend Information
60%Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Shiraz, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Big Easy Red 2013

Tasting Notes
As the name suggests the Big Easy is bold in flavour and yet easy in demeanor. Pure, ripe, purple and red fruits immediately leap out the glass in an array of complexity, amplified by hints of rose-petals and boiled sweets. Warm notes of milk chocolate and roasted coffee round off wonderful complexity and depth. The Syrah dominated palate is juicy and succulent with the Cabernet Sauvignon backbone providing an inky structure. A dash of Rhône varieties give a dried, provincial-herb edge to the exquisitely balanced finish.
Ageing Potential
Somewhat boisterous and immensely enjoyable, drink the Big Easy over the next 5 years.
Blend Information
61% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Grenache, 4% Cinsaut, 4% Mourvèdre, 4% Viognier

RHINO

Black Rhino Café Cabernet one Bottle x 750 ml @ N 2,400
Crafted with French Oak to bring out the natural chocolate, mocha and coffee flavour components that compliments the blackcurrant and berry fruit influences of our selected cabernet sauvignon grown on the slopes of the Groenberg Mountain. Enjoy on its own. Pair with roasted venison, rack of lamb, as well as dark chocolates and chocolate pudding.

Red Merlot 2014

Winemaker comments:
Undertones of ripe plums and berries can be found on the nose. Blackberries along with a minty/smoky feel is revealed on the pallet.
Food matches:
Lamb with an orange juice-based sauce with hints of Asian spices.

Red Cape Blend 2013

Winemaker comments:
Medium bodied Red Wine, A perfect blend of Merlot and Shiraz, Red and black fruit aromas, salami on the nose with a hazelnut finish hanging in the air. Slightly smoky with a marmite character on the palate and with a cool minty nuance. Our modern winemaking techniques give this wine ripeness, purity, succulence, depth and complexity on the palate.
Food matches:
Serve with red meats, red sauce pastas, lamb, strong-flavoured cheese, and even dark chocolates.

French Wines


Le Grand Rossignol (Les Cru) 2010 (wooden case)

Tasting:
Deep black colour with purple tints.Powerful and complex bouquet of liquorice, black cherry, blackberry, graphite, cedar, toast... Extremely rich though elegant, its full,silky and coated tannins wrap you in softness. Mineral- toasty nuances on the long finish. A pure expression of its rare origin.
Serving:
An ideal match for red meats, lamb, roast duck.
Serve from 62 to 66°F. Open the bottle 24H before servicing OR immediately in a decanter.
Optimum:
8 years.
Ageing potential:
more than 20 years.

LA CROIX DU PIN

La Croix du Pin Muscat Sweet White 2013
The white grapes of Muscat love to be caressed by the southern sun, and they repay us with the wine that they produce . Adorned with its pre white gold colour, this generosity is also expressed by crisp aromas of rose, citrus and lychee. A palate completes the fireworks with a fullness, a delicious sweetness and a rich and persistent aromatic finish.
accompaniment suggestion Aperitif:
olive cake, Chinese salad with shrimp, desserts: crème caramel, strawberries and cream

La Croix du Pin Merlot 2012

From its native South West where it dominates, Merlot has spread to the south of France where it has adapted very well to the generosity of the climate. The red wine it produces is characterised by aromas of cherry, strawberries and cassis, mixed with spices and woodiness. Both full-bodied and very drinkable, it leaves an impression on the palate of roundness and its characteristic silkiness. accompaniment suggestion:
Charcuterie, beef steak with shallots, roast beef, grilled sausage, mild cheeses

Spanish Wines


RAMON ROQUETA

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
RAMON ROQUETA CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Deep maroon colour. The nose features aromas typlical of the grape variety (cherry and spices). Ageing in the barrels adds harmony in the mouth and aromatic complexity. Aged for 1 month in French and American oak barrels in order to round out the tannins and enhance the wine’s complexity.

Chardonnay 2013

RAMON ROQUETA CHARDONNAY
Pale yellow colour, with floral (jasmine) aromas on a background of fresh fruit (apricot, grapefruit) provided by the Chardonnay. In the mouth it is crisp and well-balanced, with an elegant finish in which the above aromas are repeated. Ageing on lees from fermetation to increase its body in the mouth.

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