One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what...
A blend of Shiraz, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. It has an earthy, rustic quality with dark plum and red berry fruit on the nose and a medium-bodied palate.
This hand crafted boutique wine has been matured for more than 18 months in French oak barrels and bottle matured. Intense Ruby Garnet in colour. Plums, dry prunes, damsons and cherries with hints of dry mint, cinnamon and violets and notes of spices and herbs. Full and rich, juicy and appealing....
Rich plum & blackberry aromas complemented by oak & clove notes. Herbaceous characteristics. Full body, velvety richness & lush mouth feel. Old world elegance with new world fruit.
Dark ruby colour, deep spicy aromas of ripe plums & blackberries. Flavours of raisins & dark cherries. Smooth aftertaste, velvet fruit finish that lingers. Can even be served chilled.
The flagship wine of Annexkloof. This soft, elegant Malbec has typlical flavours of black plum and mulberry. Fine well structured tannins and complexity of fruit on the palate. Aged for 2 years in second and third fill oak barrels. Serve with duck, chicken, lamb and creamy fish.
Shiraz/Mouvedre/Grenache A well-balanced and complex blend. Named after winemaker's father, Toeloe Basson. A strong, full bodied character leading the way. Aged for 14 months in French oak.
A fabulously aromatic Rhône-inspired blend, with bramble fruit, violets and complex smoky-mineral notes. The palate is seamlessly textured and beautifully balanced, with real lift yet no lack of power
Matured in French oak, this wine has a surprisingly fresh mid-palate with cherry and soft prune dark flavours and a hint of spice. This won a gold at the International Wine Challenge in London, and was voted in the Top 20 Shiraz at the Shiraz SA Challenge.
Our new flagship Bordeaux blend is set to be a classic with an intriguing fragrance of violets and thyme. Dry and full-bodied, it is a well-balanced wine with a spicy warmth and intense undertones of blackcurrant and tobacco. Won a double Michelangelo International Wine Award in South Africa.
Concentrated berries as well as white pepper spice can be found on the nose supported by savoury notes. The palate shows dark, juicy fruit. Good wood integration and tannins are evident on the finish.
57% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec Bordeaux style blend with dense saturated purple colour with violet, chocolate and ripe mulberry aromas followed on the palate by cassis and a hint of almond. This full bodied wine exhibits ripe tannins, exquisite balance and a long subtle velvety finish. Will age...
Bright ruby red in colour, with hints of sweet, tangy citrus, blackcurrant and mango in addition to savoury flavours such as leather, tobacco, and bell pepper. For all of those robust flavours, this rosé is crisp and creamy with balance acidity and lingering taste of blood orange and white peaches...
Hannibal blend was originally prompted by the classic taste and palate of Italian varieties: Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. A classic Hannibal vintage, sporting cherry and plum compote aromas, a saline edge and clean leather adding depth of flavour. The entry is subtle, offering rounded yet notable tannins, building towards the finish...
The flagship of our range! A unique, full -bodied red blend, with Pinotage, South Africa’s own cultivar. Pleasantly dry tannins, spicy with underlying fruit (ripe berries). Good maturation prospects – 5 to 7 years.
4* in Platters The wine is deep red and is a smooth easy drinking wine to be enjoyed now. Body, power & intensity to cassis, tobacco & cocoa. Good concentration, long finish.
The wine has a dark plum colour. It shows a ripe berry character complimented by vanilla and spicy flavours – full bodied, ready for drinking now, will also benefit from bottle ageing for another 5 years.
This wine is very expressive and complex on the nose with flavours of red berries, black cherries, vanilla, butterscotch, red plums, coffee and nuances of strawberries. On the palate the flavours follow through with good structure and silky tannins. A well balanced wine with elegance and a lengthy aftertaste.
Tiny berries allowed the production of wines with highly concentrated varietal character. Whole bunch fermentation, punch down by hand twice per day. Fermentation lasted 14 days, after fermentation the wine was basket pressed and placed into older barrels. The wine underwent full malolactic fermentation in the barrel. After MFL was...
Dark Ruby in colour with a bouquet of full ripe fruit flavours of red and blue berries, violets and cinnamon spice. On the taste expect rich flavours of cherries and ripe plum fruit with hints of chocolate and spice. Best enjoyed as is on those cold winters days or with...