Altitude and cooling breezes at this boutique winery's vineyards outside Cape Town help to produce a wonderfully fresh wine full of black cherries and strawberry.
Superb Cape Chenin. Fermented in oak, with no malolactic, the crisp and fresh style of the fruit to shows through. Orange, pear, jasmine and honeysuckle with a hint of cinammon. 5 stars Platters / 94pts Tim Atkin
All the hallmarks of a great Chenin-based Cape white blend: multi-layered and textural, with a floral aroma, hints of beeswax, then plush stone fruit on the palate, finishing dry and mineral. A crackerjack.
From terraced vineyards at the back of Table Mountain. Textured ripe berry fruit complemented by baking spice and crushed pepper. Juicy tannins and a persistent aftertase. Quite possibly South Africa's best single varietal Merlot.
A great example of what Pinotage can offer when the fruit is top of the bill and subtle oak lending a hand. Plump plum fruit and a mellow Mediterranean-like spicy feel.
Deep ruby in colour, this wine's black fruit opulence is balanced by hints of spicy red fruit. Well-judged oaking helps to highlight the grapes naturally peppery and slightly smokey notes.
Black fruits abound, edged with hints of olive, dark chocolate and sundried tomato. Soft, supple tannins and freshening acidity add to the concentrated fruit. 18 months in barrel add spice and complexity. Super!
A soft buttery mouthful of tropical fruits such as mangoes, pineapples and bananas, edged with toasty oak and balanced by good acidity. Finishes with a gorgeous toffee-cream tail.
Packed with stone fruit flavours of apricot and peach, supported by ripe pineapple on the mid palate. With almost a quarter matured in oak the finish is soft, creamy and lingering.
This is a bold and oppulent take on Colombard. One which it excels at in this case. Rich and creamy with a lovely soft acidity from a prominent malolactic fermentation. Lees ageing and judicious use of old oak round out the palate. Balanced fruit notes of exotic apricot and guava with lemon zest.
Produced from young vines on the Meerlust Estate, this is a soft, medium-bodied wine with loads of crunchy black fruit and cassis!
Absolutely top notch dessert wine from Mullineux, made from 100% Chenin Blanc. Perfectly sweet and balanced with an abundance of stone fruit, marmalade, marzipan and nutty flavours!
Mullineux have produced a Syrah with a true sense of its Swartland terroir. Restrained and refined with big, dark fruit notes, complex spices and elegant floral undertones.
Named after the infamous rock on the surfbreak in Cape St Francis, this sumptuous Syrah-led blend is bright with compact black fruits and spices.
A sauvignon-semillon blend from one of South Africa's most consistent producers. Stony and linear with good energy, full of white blossom and hints of tangerine. Generous and grippy, with good acidity.
Offering a lively introduction to the premium quality of this grape variety in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley. From younger vines, it shows a more flirtatious and fruit assertive character.
From the cool climate valley just above the resort of Hermanus. Juicy and well-built, with a solid core of gooseberry, lemon zest and pith notes stretching out through the finish. Move over New Zealand - this is outstanding!
Another 'win' for 'Rick' the wine Liberator! This charming blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah is medium bodied with fresh red berry fruit and a nice hint of warm spice on the nose. Easy drinking and excellent value.
A highly rated Cape white blend from vineyards across the Cape's best growing areas. Finely textured with pears, peach and acacia blossom, with a lovely vanilla cream underbelly. Decant for best results.
Predominantly Grenache with a good dose of Cinsault and Mouvedre, this is a fine and keenly balanced modern Cape Blend. Notes of tea leaf, dried cranberry, exotic woods, dried herbs and citrus peel, and a whiff of the apothecarys chest make this an intriguing and enticing wine.
Looking for something a little different, yet deliciously drinkable? Then look no further! This Touriga Nacional from South Africa is great, full and juicy yet smooth and approachable with dark fruits, chocolate and savoury notes.
A sensuous wine with a firm core for aging. Malbec provides its black fruit aromas and fleshy texture, Merlot adds softness and red fruit aromas, and Cabernet Sauvignon provides structure. 95pts Tim Atkin,93pts Wine Spectator.
Taking its name from the soils the grapes are grown on, Seriously Old Dirt is Merlot based with 31% Cabernet and 28% Malbec. Fig, fruitcake and Asian spices combine appealingly on the palate, supported by textured tannins. Big and satisfying.
The latest example of this wine which keeps on winning awards and racking up big scores. Five stars from Platters for this one, which is a keenly balanced example of Cabernet Franc (a grape for those in the know). Blackberries and graphite are lifted by the feintest hint of violet on the nose.
New World single vineyard Chardonnay that is done just right! Beautiful depth of fruit and balanced creamy, toasted oak all kept in check by succulent citrus and mineral notes.
Single varietal Petite Sirah from the West Coast of South Africa. Big, rich and fruity with the 18 months in used French oak adding a layer of spice and a touch of vanilla. With only 284 bottles produced, this is both interesting and rare. (One of only 284 bottles produced).