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...
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The nose is a complex, both earthy and bright, showing lemon peel, ripe stone fruits and ripe apple. The palate is taught and slightly saline, with very good concentration and depth. The wine has a fine form, without excess bulk. Finish is very long, with a noticeable interplay of saline/sweet/tart...
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This full-bodied, mouth-filling wine boasts flavours of cherries, tobacco and dark chocolate which are underpinned by a good tannic structure.
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Powerful berry fruit aromas give way to cigar boxes and dark chocolate followed by vanilla and oak spices. Full-bodied with appealing blackberry flavours followed by tobacco, chocolate toast and vanilla. A good tannic structure adds complexity and long maturation potential.
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Blackcurrant and prunes with smoky, spicy undertones laced with berry and fruit. Full bodied with delicate spices followed by prunes and plums - good tannic backbone
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40% Cabernet franc, 40% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot. Prominent blueberries, tobacco, graphite, liquorice and black fruit. All these add a complexity which is fused with fresh lime. The palate entrance is fresh with very good concentration. The tannin structure is smooth, ripe yet present without being dry....
This hand crafted boutique wine was matured for 13 to 18 months in French and American oak barrels. Intense Ruby Garnet in colour with an elegant nose expressing nutmeg, crushed black pepper with subtle aniseed with ripe mulberry and white chocolate. This carries through to the palate with subtle smoky...
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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.
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Bordeaux style with shiraz oozes spice & black fruit. Big & sturdy yet balanced & smooth with lots of life after 7 years in the barrel.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A fresh, crispy, full character, easy drinking pleasure. This fruity, dry white wine was carved from dry land bush vines from the granite slopes of the Paardeberg in the Swartland.
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A spicy full bodied red wine, with white pepper undertones. Slight French oak gives this wine a soft tannin structure with smooth mouth feel. Combining dark berry fruit with spicy richness makes this wine a drinking pleasure. Able to age for five years.
48% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot. Enticing aromas of oak spice and violets precede vivid redcurrant and damson flavours, framed by supple tannins, and carried by a fine thread of acidity to a pleasingly long, fresh and complex finish.
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From the maiden release in 2001, this benchmark wine has redefined South Africa’s own red grape variety, Pinotage, with its classic, refined styling and unique complex character. This is a wine unlike anything else, intense, rich and savoury with a beautiful underlying minerality.
White Blend Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay (unwooded) made by the Hamilton Russell family. Bottle age adds complexity and harmony. Chardonnay is fermented in clay amphoras. Food friendly, textured, mineral vitality and savoury length.
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Lime, grapefruit, pineapple, quince, with just a dash of honey on the nose. The palate is dense with ripe flavours and juicy with tangy peach and brie flavours, delivered with good intensity and freshness. These mouthwatering flavours linger quite long on the palate.
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Attractive fruity flavours - raspberry, strawberry, red cherry and plum - dominate the nose of this wine, with just a touch of wood to add to the complexity of the bouquet. The fruit bursts through on the pallet and lingers to complement the medium-full body of the wine.
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Mocha and chocolate with dark berry flavours are complimented by spicy undertones; the mouthfeel is soft elegant, with fine length on the finish.
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