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.
Aromas of ripe pineapple and guava jump out of the glass. This is followed by a rich and ripe palate, beautifully balanced by lemon-lime freshness on the back palate. Flinty mineral notes that linger on the finish.
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.
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.
This appetizing wine has everything a Merlot-lover could want, and more. Concentrated black-berried fruit is edged with sweet vanilla hints and spicy aromas on the nose.
A big, concentrated, complex wine; will happily compete with wines at a much higher price point. From a single vineyard, with the very best grapes hand-selected for this flagship release, followed by almost 2 years in oak. Surprise yourself...
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!
One of the most iconic Cape wines, from one of its most iconic estates, is never released until it has at least four years ageing! The 2015 is full of classic ripe dark fruits that mingle with spices, cedar and mineral notes.
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.
A backbone of old vine Chenin with the addition of several small parcels of Mediterranean varieties from quality Swartland vineyards. Rich and full with plenty of fruit and spice.
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.
100% Roussane with more than a hint of a nod to its French counterparts. Lime-leaf and greengauge give it a slightly fuller fruit profile than its Rhone cousins. A taut and fresh finish ensure an joyous mouthful.
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.
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.