WELCOME TO OUR WINE LIST... Passion, knowledge and skill. These words describe what we pour into our wine selection. We have come a long way over 15 years to bring you a wine list which is unique, beautiful and simply mouth-watering. We are proud to present to you a selection of more than 200 wines to satisfy your taste buds. We feauture wines from all over the world as well as the best selection each wine growing region in South Africa has to offer. We have included a Food & Wine flavours pairing page, as well as ‘spot pairings’ as you read along. Should you need any other food pairing, our wine stewards are more than happy to assist.
GENERAL NOTES Corkage is charged at R60 per 750ml bottle Vintage changes may occur without notice, however the latest vintage will be presented at exactly the same price.
CONTENTS Introduction ..........................................................................................................................................................2 Pairing Flavours .............................................................................................................................................3 International White Wines.................................................................................................................4 International Red Wines......................................................................................................................5 Champagnes & Other Sparkling Wines..................................................................... 6 Méthode Cap Classique..........................................................................................................................7 Sauvignon blanc..............................................................................................................................................8 Chardonnay & Chenin blanc........................................................................................................9 White blends & Other White Varietals..........................................................................10 Rosé................................................................................................................................................................................. 11 Merlot & Pinot Noir............................................................................................................................ 12 Cabernet Sauvignon & Pinoage ........................................................................................ 13 Shiraz/Syrah & Other red varietals..................................................................................14 Cape Blends & Bordeaux-style blends ........................................................................ 15 Rhône-style blends & Other red blends ......................................................................16 Magnum Selection & Auction Wines ...........................................................................17 Dessert Wines & Fortified Wines ......................................................................................... 18 Brandies & Cognacs ............................................................................................................................ 19 Wines served by the Carafe........................................................................................................... 20
Wine and food pairing is about combining particular dishes with specific wines to enhance all the flavours of your meal. The reason why food and wine pairing should be kept in mind when dining, is that elements in both the food and the wine react with each other in a certain way. By finding a balanced combination of elements, your overall dining experience is enhanced. Here are a few guidelines to which kinds of wines pair well with certain dishes on our menu, however taste is a subjective experience. That’s why a “perfect pairing” for one person could be less enjoyable for someone else. Golden Rule: The weight of the wine should match the weight of the food.
Sauvignon Blanc: Feta cheese, chicken, sole, asparagus, light sauces and sorbet. Chenin Blanc: Salads, Kingklip, chicken, creamy sauces and ice cream. Chardonnay: Feta cheese, mozzarella cheese, pine nuts, chicken, sole, asparagus, dishes with light sauces, saffron, pork and veal. Riesling: Lemon, pork, prosciutto, creamy sauces, mussels, duck and pork. Pinot Grigio: Feta cheese, mussels, sole, oysters, salmon, salami, basil and oregano.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Gorgonzola cheese, bay leaf, rosemary, sage, tomato, beef, leg of lamb, veal, venison and red wine sauces. Merlot: Parmesan cheese, steak, caramelised onions, rosemary and berry fruit. Shiraz/Syrah: Hazelnuts, salmon, tomato, oregano. Pinotage: Lasagna, chili, duck, pork, venison and chorizo sausage. Pinot Noir: Lamb, sausage, mushroom, strawberry, cinnamon, fillet and chicken. Malbec: Beef, lamb, pork and pasta with creamy tomato sauces. Primitivo/Zinfandel: Italian sausage, venison, quail, lasagna and chilli. Sangiovese: Mortadella sausage, spinach pizza, minestrone, chicken, parmesan cheese and veal.
Champagne & MCC: Oysters, chicken, salmon, parmesan and cream cheese. Port: Gorgonzola cheese, goat’s cheese, brioche, chocolate and raspberries. Brandy & Cognacs: Pork, apricot, ricotta, gorgonzola cheese and fruit. Dessert Wine: Oysters, fish, fatty foods, salty foods and sweet desserts.
‘Buon vino fa buon sangue’ ‘Good wine makes good blood’ - Italian Proverb
‘Amici vini sono meglio vecchi’ ‘Friends and wines improve with age’ - Italian Proverb
INTERNATIONAL WHITE WINES Broaden your horizons
2016 2014 2016 2014 2014 2013
Zenato, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy 250 85 Garganega, Chardonnay - Pale lemon in colour, a dry and crisp wine with citrus aromas showing hints of peach and dried herbs. Exactly what you’d expect from an Old World white wine. With less pronounced and carefully masked, present fruit aromas. Antica Vigna, Veneto, Italy 320 Pinot Grigio - Straw yellow colour and has a seductive bouquet of peach, pear and lime zest. Fresh fruity, floral and aromatic notes. Marvelous complex, long and smooth finish. Unique styled wine with true character and amazing balance. Longaví, Leyda Valley, Chile 410 Sauvignon blanc - The collaboration of winemakers Bouchon (Chile) and Nieuwoudt (SA) who collectively push the limits with an intense wine of rich fruit character. Typical New World Sauvignon blanc with tinned peas characteristics, smooth mouth-feel with a luscious and luring acidity, the right kind of tropical fruits and impeccable balance. Domaine des Malandes, Chablis, Chablis, Burgundy, France 620 Chardonnay - Typical expression of Chablis with purity and tension, grapefruit aromas and a fresh round finish. Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt, Scharzhofberger, Mosel, Germany, Natural Sweet 640 Riesling - Lime and slate notes wrapped in eshy peach and pear. Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand 900 Sauvignon Blanc - A harmony of grapefruit, gooseberry and capsicum contrasting with riper tropical and tree fruit.
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INTERNATIONAL RED WINES Truly world class
2014 Quinta Dos Carvalhais, Duque De Viseu, Dão, Portugal 260 87 Alfrocheiro, Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Tinta Roriz - A mix of red fruits, plums and hints of smoke with a fine backbone of acidity to round out the finish. 2014 Zenato, Bardolino, Veneto, Italy 280 94 Corvina, Rondinella, Sangiovese - Pale ruby red with whispers of cherry and violet, dry but full-flavoured and subtle. 2014 Château Lagrézette, Pourpre de Grézette, Cahors, France 275 Malbec, Merlot - A nose of red berry fruits and licorice, gleaming red with a generous aftertaste. 2013 Castello del Poggio, Monferrato Dolcetto, Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy 310 Dolcetto - Cherry red in colour, vinous aromas with an almondy vein on the palate. 2013 Château Los Boldos, Cuvée Tradition, Cachapoal, Chile 320 Carménère - A prune-and-coffee nose, offering a plump palate of blueberry jam, date and mint chocolate flavours, with peppery flecks. 2015 Finca Flichman, Misterio, Mendoza, Argentina 360 Malbec - Deep red with violet and black plum notes, black berry fruit and tobacco leaf. 2015 Saint Cosme, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Rhône Valley, France 390 Syrah - A mouth-filling core of plums and blackberry, finishing with a touch of charcoal and anise. 2014 Cantina Zaccagnini, Tralcetto Montepulciano, Abruzzo, Italy 440 Montepulciano - Ruby red with violet nuances, robust and balanced with tannin and oak features. 2010 Bodegas LAN, Crianza, Rioja, Spain 440 Tempranillo - A shy nose of red cherries with a touch of fennel, a soft palate with sweet tannins. 2013 Badia a Coltibuono, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 490 Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo - A layered nose of violet, black pepper, tobacco and marasca cherry, offering a mouth-cleansing acidity. 2011 Schröder & Schÿler, Haut-Médoc Private Selection, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France 550 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot - Black fruits on the nose, medium-bodied and dense on the palate, long finish. 2012 Domaine de Valmoissine, Louis Latour, Côteaux du Verdon, Burgundy, France 550 Pinot Noir - Candied cherry fruits with a spicy perfume, giving velvety tastes of berry and vanilla. 2012 Bodegas Muga, Rioja Reserva, Rioja, Spain 570 Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Graciano - Succulent red fruits with vanilla overlay, finely textured oak tannin with a long, elegant finish. 2012 Schröder & Schÿler, Saint-Émilion Private Selection, Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France 610 Cabernet Franc, Merlot - Highly feminine nose, silky and unctuous structure with soft tannins. 2013 Schröder & Schÿler, Margaux Private Reserve, Margaux, Bordeaux, France 860 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc - Deep and bright colour with a fruity bouquet, this wine is both velvety and pleasant. 2012 Domaine Mathieu, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France 1100 Predominantly Grenache - A delicious raspberry core with light blueberry, cherry and subtle notes of liquorice, rooibos and shiso leaf.
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CHAMPAGNE for any occasion 750ml
NV NV NV NV NV NV 2004
Moët & Chandon, Impérial, Épernay, Champagne, France, Brut 1200 Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay - Golden straw hues with a bouquet of green apples, a citrus palate with nuances of gooseberry. Pol Roger, Réserve, Épernay, Champagne, France, Brut 1250 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier - Aromas of pear and mango followed by light honeysuckle and white jasmine, giving flavours of quince jelly and apricot jam. Moët & Chandon, Nectar Impérial, Épernay, Champagne, France, Demi-Sec 1300 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier - Bold golden colour with a burst of exotic fruits on the nose and a silky firmness of apricot on the palate. Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label, Reims, Champagne, France, Brut 1400 Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay - Aromas of almond and powdered cocoa with hints of dried flowers. Barons de Rothschild, Brut, Reims, Champagne, France, Brut 1580 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Pale gold glints, fine bubbles and persistent frothiness. Aromas of pear, almonds and fresh hazelnuts. Straightforward, lively attack which gives way to roundness and contained power. Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Reims, Champagne, France, Brut 1600 Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier - A bouquet entwined with parsnips and root vegetables, the palate is fine, dry and savoury. Dom Pérignon, Vintage, Épernay, Champagne, France, Brut 3900 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Scent of almond and powdered cocoa and slight dried flowers, delicate and complex.
OTHER SPARKLING WINES Lambrusco, Fragolino & Prosecco NV NV 2015
Giacobazzi, Lambrusco Fragolino, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 235 Lambrusco - This sparkling Lambrusco has a fresh strawberry flavour due to the type of grape used and added strawberry juice. Fini, Grasparossa Di Castelvetro Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 245 Lambrusco - Ruby red with garnet hue and brown rim, suggesting clean, stewed red fruits, plums and strawberry jam, with a light sparkle. Bellenda, Col di Luna, Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, Dry 320 Glera - The wine has a shining light straw color. Thin perlyazh. The wine has a fragrant aroma with a thin-floral-fruity overtones. The wine has a clean, soft, delicate and elegant taste with balanced acidity.
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MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE Proudly South African
NV 2015 NV NV NV NV 2015 NV 2015 2008
Stellenrust, Clement de Lure, Stellenbosch, Brut 235 Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc - Soft and slightly pink with hints of apple, vanilla and red berries, allowing a crisp acidity. Lukas Wentzel, Aurelia Vintage, Darling, Brut 245 49 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Gracefully matured on fine lees, the nose suggests honey and dried apricots with a palate of yeasty biscuit and a balanced acidity. L’Ormarins, Classique, Western Cape, Brut 255 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - A peach hue, presenting aromas of candied apple, citrus and limestone, a distinctly fruity white peach and apple entry finishes with a light lemon zest. Simonsig, Kaapse Vonkel Demi-Sec, Franschhoek 260 52 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Green and yellow apple, white peach and a hint of baked bread. Little red fruit character in evidence. Lean and direct with a fine mousse and a dry finish. Pongrácz, Western Cape, Brut 290 58 Pinot Noir, Chardonnay - Tones of yeast and ripe fruit, offering a firm mousse and persistent bead with a lingering black fruit aftertaste. Pongrácz, Rosé, Western Cape, Brut Rosé 295 60 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Yeasty tones, layered with toast and ripe fruit impart a mouthful of black berry fruit flavours with a lingering brut aftertaste. Saronsberg, Franschhoek, Brut 312 Chardonnay - Light green rim. Toasted biscuit and fresh apple flavours are on the palate with a creaminess from lees contact. The finish is lengthy, dry and graceful. Longridge, Franschhoek, Brut Rosé 320 Pinot Noir - Aromas of fresh strawberries, red apple and ruby grapefruit which follows through onto the palate with a lovely biscuit and brioche toasty finish. Silverthorn, The Green Man, Western Cape, Brut 460 Chardonnay - Vibrant green hue. Fresh aromas of green apple and acacia blossom. A well-balanced palate with an elegant structure, fine mousse which imparts a gentle explosion of bubbles on the palate and a long finish. Pongrácz, Desiderius, Western Cape, Brut 890 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Slight green tint that teems with light, lively bubbles and scents of fresh fruit, almonds and freshly baked bread.
‘In vino veritas’
‘In wine there is truth’ - Italian Proverb
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SAUVIGNON BLANC Quench Your Thirst 750ml 250ml
2018 2017 2017 2017 2017 2015 2017 2017 2017 2016 2017 2017 2016 2014 2016
Porcupine Ridge, Western Cape 135 Scents of fresh cut grass, capsicum and straw with subtle lime and granadilla, a fruity palate with nettle hints and a lingering lemon aftertaste. Rickety Bridge, Western Cape 165 55 Vibrant and zestywith aromas of pear, gooseberryand passion fruit layered with subtle mineral tones. Full flavoured with a rich midpalate and peach and litchi flavours which linger on the finish. Durbanville Hills, Durbanville, Cape Town 170 A combination of ripe green fig, starfruit, citrus, winter melon, grass and minerality, the palate is of green apple and tropical fruit. Oak Valley, Fountain of Youth, Elgin 180 60 A wine grown high up on the foothills of the Groenlandberg in the cool climate of Elgin resulting in slow ripening that develops beautiful, zesty tropical fruit. Groote Post, Darling 205 On the nose fragrances of white stone fruit with quartz-like minerality greets you and a touch of asparagus rounds it off. The palate has great length, showing green fig and gooseberry flavours. La Vierge, Original Sin, Hemel-En-Aarde 225 concentrated tropical melon and pear drop, with a hint of lemon grass character and a full mineral follow through on the palate. Springfield, Special Cuveé, Robertson 232 Grown in the estate’s prime site for Sauvignon, this results in a complex wine, with a sensuous combination of passion fruit, nettles and minerality. Creation, Walker Bay 235 Pale straw yellow with flashes of green, aromas of tropical fruit, elderflower and mineral whiffs and a crisp acidic palate. Hermanuspietersfontein, Kaalvoetmeisie, No.7 245 Sondagskloof, Walker Bay - A lively green tinge with asparagus, green apple, buchu and fig, ample body with crisp acidity and generous length. Shannon, Sanctuary Peak, Elgin 250 A powerful bouquet of citrus, gooseberry, tropical fruit, asparagus and green pepper with a touch of spice and a flinty mineral lift. Ataraxia, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay 250 Cool-climate minerality ahead of pungent fruit, exhibits tropical fruits, granadilla and pink grapefruit aromas. Follows through on the palate with lively acidity, classy structure and texture. La Motte, Pierneef, Cape South Coast 255 The wine is thiol-driven, with specifically citrus flavours, as well as greenpepper and gooseberry flavours lingering in the background. The palate is exceptionally elegant, with a mineral finish. Hermanuspietersfontein, Kat met die Houtbeen, No.5 280 Sondagskloof, Walker Bay - Bright, clear, live green straw. Dried apricot, subtle oak and minerality. Rich and textured, layered structure, complex. Lomond, Sugarbush, Cape Agulhas 280 Brilliantly clear with green tinges. Aromas of citrus, with distinctive minerality, layers of herbaceous flavours and cape fynbos. Full-bodied with mineral and flinty notes, hint of tropical fruit with a crisp clean finish. Ghost Corner, Wild Ferment, Elim, Cape Agulhas 395 Naturally fermented sauvignon blanc. Enticing aromas of fleshy white pear and quince with an illusion of sweetness. Ten months barrel maturation gives a creamy, full-palate with beautiful length. Well paired with fresh seafood or a creamy pasta. Best enjoyed right away, but potential to age up to five years.
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CHENIN BLANC The New Sauvignon blanc
2017 2017 2014 2017 2016 2015 2016 2015
Kaapzicht, Stellenbosch 140 47 Ripe quince, pineapple and stone fruit with some interesting savoury undertones. Lightly textured palate, with a hint of sweetness and balancing crunchy acid, results in a brisk finish. Badenhorst Family Vineyards, Secateurs, Swartland 170 The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruits. Longridge, Stellenbosch 190 65 Green sweet melon, rich citrus, lime & perfume greets you on the nose while a hint of nuttyness on the palate ends in a crisp fresh finish. Cederberg, Cederberg 200 The Cederberg style Chenin Blanc offers beautiful layers of melon, grapefruit and fleshy white pear. Mullineux, Kloof Street, Swartland 205 Pale straw in colour, this wine has a nose of sun ripened pears and wet granite. The palate has a vibrant acidity balanced by a soft, round texture and some pithy character. The wine has a fresh, mineral finish. The Fledge & Co., Hoeksteen, Stellenbosch 330 Fine, bright and expressive with nicely textured citrus and pear fruit. Subtle apple notes. Opstal, Carl Everson, Slanghoek, Breedekloof 340 The nose is dead sexy with top notes of potpourri and dried herbs before peach and citrus. The palate appears less intensely flavoured compared to previous vintages but still pretty smart with pure fruit, fresh acidity and a nicely dry finish. Mooiplaas, Houmoed, Stellenbosch 350 Wine shows bee’s wax/dried peach on the nose, along with almonds/marzipan from the barrels, good weight on the palate with some minerality and a long finish. Fruit and oak well balanced, a big wine with the typical wonderful mouthfeel of ripe Chenin blanc.
CHARDONNAY The Queen of Grapes
2017 2015 2016 2016 2016 2015
Eikendal, Janina, Western Cape, Unwooded 180 60 Honey flavours, sweet apple, orange peel, lemon zest and beautiful perfume with exceptional minerality. Tokara, Western Cape 190 Vibrant straw colour with flecks of green. Citrus and floral aromas with notes of brioche and vanilla. Pineapple, grapefruit and lemon zest notes. The mid-palate has a creamy rounded texture. Oak Valley, Beneath the Clouds, Elgin 230 77 Generous lemon-citrus aromas, almonds, oyster shell and flint. On the palate - ruby grapefruit as the dominant character. Lovely full mid-palate, fresh, with the citrus fruits supported by sweet zesty spice. Eikendal, Stellenbosch 300 Subtle oak aromas, and prominent lemon, honeysuckle and pear flavours, with lovely, crisp mineral notes. A rich and generous citrus finish. The Chardonnay has a great mouth feel, and long, lingering aftertaste. Ataraxia, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay 448 A focussed wine that manages to be both subtle and intense. It has a rich core of grapefruit, white peach, pear and hazel nut aromas.. The palate is graceful with mineral acidity is balanced by a intensity of fruit. Jordan, Nine Yards, Stellenbosch 610 A rich, modern yet classically defined style with full flavours of clove flower, butterscotch and lime oil.
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WHITE VARIETALS Mostly unpronounceable
2017 2017 2016 2017 2016 2016 2016
Terra Del Capo, Pinot Grigio, Western Cape 155 54 Four regions come together to create a wine with citrus, fresh apple, ripe peach and melon flavours. Cederberg, Bukettraube, Cederberg, Semi-Sweet 200 70 Prominent muscat flavours with apricot and floral notes on the nose, a delicate sweetness and crisp acidity. Diemersdal, Grüner Veltliner, Durbanville, Cape Town 220 A pale green colour, inviting aromas of kiwi and lime with sweet melon and ripe pear fruit flavours. A medium bodied wine, with a concentrated palate and a long lingering and mineral finish. Morgenster, Vespri, Vermentino, Stellenbosch 240 Prominent muscat flavours with apricot and floral notes on the nose, a delicate sweetness and crisp acidity. Creation, Viognier, Walker Bay 244 82 Pale gold, clear and shiny. Fruity and forthcoming on the nose with fragrant white peach aroma. On the palate - a crisp minerality and bouncy, well-integrated natural acidity. Hartenberg, Occasional, Riesling, Stellenbosch 260 88 The candyfloss, lanolin and perfumed notes on the nose give way to a rich, sweet and sour entry with a floral and honeyed mid-palate that has both balance and complexity. Shannon, Sémillon, Elgin 400 Expresses a musky nose of ginger, quinine, lime zest, cardamom in a minerally and flinty style. Fuller mouth feel on entry, then dense and concentrated in the middle, with a saline element giving the spice and citrus flavors.
WHITE BLENDS Unique treasures
2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Longridge, The Emily, Stellenbosch 154 54 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - Aromas of ripe guava, pineapple, kiwi, fresh citrus and green apple and ending with Buitenverwachting, Buiten blanc, Coastal Region 157 58 Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier - Multi-layered profile of tropical fruit. Notes of green melon, ripe gooseberry and tropical fruit to mingle and express their energetic character on the palate. Bouchard Finlayson, Cape South Coast 220 Riesling,Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon - Very rich with complex tones of peaches, roses and winter melon. A firm mouthfeel with a notable core of minerality which promises to unfold into gentle layers of added warm tones as it develops. Springfield, Miss Lucy, Robertson 250 Pinot Gris, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc - A unique blend bursts with citrus pamplemousse flavours and an ample mouthfeel. Deetlefs, Voyage 3566.1, Breedekloof 310 Viognier, Chenin blanc, Sémillon - Delicate peach blossoms aroma, ripe juicy nectarines, hints of orange peel followed by complex spicy aromas of cloves and vanilla. Surprising freshness and a long lingering finish. Ghost Corner, The Bowline, Elim, Cape Agulhas 395 Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon - Ripe asparagus notes complement the green fig and dusty elements, well-balanced oak with a refreshing, smooth finish. Mullineux, Old Vine White, Swartland 495 Chenin Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Viognier - Pale straw in colour. Nose of ripe, green citrus fruit. The palate is full and richly textured, with notes of ripe pears, almonds and peaches.
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ROSÉ Pink, pink or pink?
2017 2017 2017 2017 2017
Magaliesburg, Natural Sweet Rosé, Western Cape 110 Pinotage, Chenin blanc - Soft and refreshing with hints of strawberry and cherries followed by a crisp clean finish. Light and refreshing on the palate, with acidity and great follow through. Kaapzicht, Stellenbosch 150 50 Pinotage - Salmon pink colour with strawberries on the nose, subtle undertones of rose petals and herbaceousness. Light and refreshing on the palate, with acidity and great follow through. Hermanuspietersfontein, Bloos, Walker Bay 195 67 Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc - Strawberries and cream, fresh red fruit palate. Supple and round, freshness and attractive complexity. Zorgvliet, Banghoek, Stellenbosch 210 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon - Flavours of strawberries, red cherries, raspberries and hints of green pepper, allowing good acidity to give a long lasting mouthfeel. Morgenster, Caruso, Stellenbosch 220 Sangiovese - Sweet guava, red cherries, candy floss and hints of ripe tomato. Rich and elegant, it has a soft, velvety feel but with enough focus and length. There is a wonder full freshness of berries and cranberry type tanginess.
‘Dove regna il vino non regna il silenzio’
‘Where wine reigns, silence does not reign’ - Italian Proverb
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MERLOT You had me at Merlot
2016 2017 2012 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2012
Porcupine Ridge, Western Cape 155 52 A fragrance of ripe plums and dark cherries with earthy complexity, fresh and silky. Mooiplaas, Vino Baruzzo Novello, Stellenbosch 170 Enjoyed chilled. Made in the style of the Italian Novello wines: whole bunches goes by hand into fermentation tanks with minimal skin damage. A fresh young and juicy wine. Morgenster, Stellenbosch 210 70 A fragrance of ripe plums and dark cherries with earthy complexity, fresh and silky. Rainbow’s End, Banghoek, Stellenbosch 285 Plums and mulberry on the nose, smooth and well integrated palate. A well structured and concentrated Merlot. Eikendal, Stellenbosch 295 Forest floor, violets, plums, black berries, cherries and peppery spices. On the palate the wine and full and rounded, with soft tannins and a rich taste of black berries and plums. The elegant finish is long and pleasant. Jordan, Black Magic, Stellenbosch 320 Aromas of red plums anddark bitter chocolate. French oak maturation seasons the wine toaccentuate the seductive flavours and generous velvety tannins Eagles’ Nest, Constantia, Cape Town 340 Red berry intensity, nuances of savoury spice and crushed pepper, dark cherry fruit on the palate and a persistent aftertaste. De Trafford, Stellenbosch 530 Considered SA’s first growth, this wine has a bright red colour with aromas of pure dark fruitd, nuts & fynbos. This follows through on the palate with a tremendously structured body and lengthy finish. Shannon, Mount Bullet, Elgin 640 A fragrance of ripe plums and dark cherries with earthy complexity, fresh and silky.
PINOT NOIR Iron fist in a velvet glove
2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2016 2010
The Valley, Elgin 215 72 Rich fruit on the nose with some perfume and orange peel. It is vibrant, full of energy with ripe red fruit, tight palate with freshness, length and minerality. Oak Valley, Sounds of Silence, Elgin 260 Sweet cherry, violet and rose petal aromas. An abundance of fresh cranberry and ripe cherry on the palate offset by beautiful acidity and freshness. Fine tannins and a light oak spice on the finish. Kaapzicht, Stellenbosch 275 The noble Pinot Noir makes its debut for Kaapzicht with more concentration, colour and character than expected. Lovely sweet and sour cherries accompanied by elegant tannins. The Fledge & Co., Katvis, Western Cape 350 Bright red & ripe black cherry, rose hip, Turkish Delight, cranberry, bright spice, undertones of forest floor and musk all cloistered by ripe tannin, oak spice & savoury finish. Ataraxia, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, Walker Bay 440 The svelte nose offers up red cherries, pomegranate, delicate forest floor and a hint of spice. On the palate it is sensual and embracing, with a captivating mid-palate depth and focus on a suavely tannic finish. Shannon, Rockview Ridge, Elgin 480 Vibrant raspberry, strawberry, currant and cherry. Powerful and elegant delivered in this beautiful expression of a balanced Pinot Noir within the bright red to darker berried flavour spectrum. De Wetshof, Danie De Wet, Nature In Concert, Robertson 510 Fresh, full-ripe crispy berries and cherries with a velvet nutty flavour on the mid-palate leading to smooth tannins on the finish. bitles extract with fruit flavours balanced elegantly by tannins with a long and lingering finish.
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CABERNET SAUVIGNON The King of Grapes
2016 2016 2013 2015 2016 2016 2015 2014 2009
Stellenrust, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch 165 Blackcurrant, berry and black cherry flavours with an undertone of mint and mocha, well rounded with elegant tannins and a refreshing acidity leaving good tannic grip. Ernie Els,Big Easy, Stellenbosch 170 60 Dark chocolate, cinnamon spice and ripe plums. The palate is dark fruited, medium to full-bodied and is complemented by hints of dried herbs and salty liquorice. Good structure and a layered finish. Tokara, Stellenbosch 210 Garnet with a red plum rim. Dark aromas of cocoa powder, cassis and mulberries. Sweet berry fruit, dark chocolate and spice. Mid-palate is intense leading to a dry textured finish. Longridge, Stellenbosch 240 80 Forest fruit, ripe cherries and tobacco, with a drop of ink and savoury notes on the finish. Decent body, high flavour intensity, and smooth tannins. Rainbow’s End, Banghoek, Stellenbosch 330 Forthcoming ripe cherries, fresh plums and mint with hints of vanilla and cedar, a firm structure and succulent, long finish. Springfield, Whole Berry, Robertson 340 Matured in oak barrels, this is a velvety wine with softer tannins and classical varietal characteristics. Eikendal, Stellenbosch 350 Sophisticated and full-bodied.Earthiness and a hint of seaweed and cassis. Tannins are tight and fresh with a linear profile. Le Riche, Stellenbosch 440 Bouquet of cherries, fresh plums and black fruits. Soft, smooth tannins are balanced on the palate by a firm structure and juicy, lingering finish. Rustenberg, Peter Barlow, Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 840 Characterized by an upfront perfume, intermingled with concentrated cassis, black cherries and some herbaceousness.
PINOTAGE The South African Sweetheart
2015 2015 2015 2016 2016 2015
Durbanville Hills, Durbanville, Cape Town 170 59 A rich wine backed by silky tannins, red cherries, ripe, sweet fruit and a lingering aftertaste. Kaapzicht, Stellenbosch 260 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, complexity of sour cherry, cola, green olives and smoke. Raka, Klein River, Overberg 210 Dark colour and a typical Pinotage nose of banana and lots of Rooibos tea. It is full bodied, displays spice and pepper on the tongue, but is soft and smooth with a lingering aftertaste Beyerskloof, Reserve, Stellenbosch 287 Bundles of blackberry and prune avours upon entry which combine well with the cedar oak aromas from Barrel maturation . A wine with good structure, excellent balance and a long juicy finish. David & Nadia, Siebritskloof, Swartland 350 Cherry and bramble fruit, earth and other hard-to-describe savoury notes. Weightless intensity, soft but sufficient acidity and lovely ripe tannins. Spicy and long on the finish. Chamonix, Greywacke, Franschhoek 370 Garnet red colour. Complex bouquet recalling wild berries, spice and cherries. Full body and rich dark chocolate
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SHIRAZ / SYRAH What’s the difference?
2016 Porcupine Ridge, Swartland 150 52 Syrah - Fresh and vibrant flavours of dark fruit, black pepper and violets. 2016 Hartenberg, Doorkeeper, Stellenbosch 195 Shiraz - Perfumed aromas with spicy notes. A gentle, medium bodied wine with soft sweet tannins. 2015 Saronsberg, Provenance, Tulbagh 220 75 Shiraz - Deep, daark garnet colour. Amazing peppery noted with a touch of leather. Full body with delicious long finish. 2015 La Vierge, Anthelea, Hemel-En-Aarde 250 Shiraz - Soft plum, dark cherry and complex spicy notes of pepper, cinnamon, cloves and crushed coriander. The palate is full and lush, broad on entry and rich in dark fruits. 2015 Groote Post, Darling 270 Shiraz - White pepper and violet scent, with blackcurrant and smoky spices on the palate and a tight tannin structure. 2016 Cederberg, Cederberg 400 Shiraz - Intense red fruit, mulberry and cherries on the nose, elegant oaking expressing hints of sweet spice and vanilla. 2012 Mooiplaas, Watershed, Stellenbosch 495 Syrah - Black cherry, spice and leather notes. Palate offer excellent focus and intensity with multi layers of dark chocolate, fennel and dark fruit that is underpinned by fine, well integrated tannins. 2015 Mullineux, Swartland 520 Syrah - Epic Swartland nose of semi-dried dark fruits. Smooth, but robust entry, juicy mid-palate and long harmoniuous finish. 2015 Kershaw, Elgin 720 Syrah - Fresh flavours of black skinned fruit, iodine, cracked pepper, black cherry and exotic spices, gracefully set on powder fine tannins. 2010 Hartenberg, The Stork, Stellenbosch 995 Shiraz - Rich and mouth filling with an abundance of black fruit, violets and cherries.
OTHER RED VARIETALS All the rest
2014 2016 2016 2015 2014 2015
Terra Del Capo, Coastal Region 195 Sangiovese - Ripe red and black cherry aromas, spicy cherry entry to the palate with ample fruitcake flavour well balanced by oak. Cape Rock, Olifants River 210 Grenache - Light in body with a nose of by pomegranate and red summer berries like wild strawberry, raspberries. Very soft tannins and hardly any oak character. La Vierge, Satyricon, Hemel-En-Aarde 250 Sangiovese - This wine shows the bright cherry fruit and savoury spice character. The palate is smooth, with hints of floral notes and an almost dusty finish; ideal for pairing with classic Italian dishes. Altydgedacht, Durbanville, Cape Town 260 Barbera - The nose exudes dark fruit and toasty oak aromas, the palate is rounded off with varietal fruit flavours and oaky sweetness. Rainbow’s End, Banghoek, Stellenbosch 370 Cabernet Franc - Nuances of dark cherry, earth, black berries, tobacco and black forest cake, underlying fynbos and lavender but no heavy vegetativeness. Overgaauw, Stellenbosch 275 Touriga Nacional - Nuances of dark cherry, earth, black berries, tobacco and black forest cake, underlying fynbos and lavender but no heavy vegetativeness.
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CAPE BLENDS Pinotage based blends
2015 2014 2015
Beyerskloof, Synergy, Stellenbosch 220 75 Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz - An abundance of black fruit upon entry leads to a big, juicy middle with soft, well rounded tannins. A classic Cape Blend with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Raka, Figurehead, Klein River, Overberg 280 Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec- Layers of herbaceous black olives, smoky cedar with a touch of cigar box, pencil shavings and sour cherries. Opstal, Carl Everson, Slanghoek, Breedekloof 320 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz - Spicy aromas with wild berry palate and robust finish.
BORDEAUX-STYLE BLENDS Trophy shelf
2016 2014 2012 2014 2015 2009 2015 2012 2010 2013 2014 2012
Hartenberg, Alchemy, Coastal Region 160 55 Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc - A nose of concentrated red fruits. Full body with clean, balnced and precise finish. Buitenverwachting, Meifort, Constantia, Cape Peninsula 200 59 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot - A nose of plum and red cherry combined with spicy oak and tobacco, a smooth rich palate which lingers. Vergelegen, Stellenbosch 240 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot - Bright dark red. On the nose striking cassis underlined with cedar. On the palate the freshness carries through with a sprightly lingering finish. Stellenrust, Timeless, Stellenbosch 280 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc - Menthol fresh nose with the palate enriched with dark berries, cassis, some mint chocolate and also a lingering finish with well balanced tannins. Glen Carlou, Grand Classique, Paarl 290 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec - Dark red colour with hints of a light plum skin; a nose of dark fruits and Christmas cake, flavours of ripe black fruits. Morgenster, Lourens River Valley, Stellenbosch 370 Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon - Opaque centre with lighter brick red edges, the nose begins as lavender and thyme, leading into coffee, rose petals and raspberry. Chamonix, Troika, Franschhoek 550 Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot - Deep ruby-mulberry colour when young, with scents of vanilla, ripe cherries, blackberries and other spices. Full, round and smooth on the palate Simonsig Tiara, Stellenbosch 555 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot - The nose shows red and black berries plus attractive oak character On the palate, luscious fruit, bright acidity and relatively soft tannins. De Wetshof, Louis Michel Thibault, Robertson 615 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon - Expressions of freshness, a core of dark berries, bittersweet chocolate and pencil shavings with a lasting finish. Jordan, Cobbler’s Hill, Stellenbosch 620 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot - The palate is richly layered with a variety of opulent flavours of Sichuan pepper and blackcurrants, with a spicy finish. Longridge, Ekliptika, Stellenbosch 720 Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot - Earthy aromas. Full powerhouse tannin structure with long elegant finish. Rainbow’s End, Family Reserve, Banghoek, Stellenbosch 730 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc - Aromas of mint, tobacco and earthy forest, flavours of licorice, chocolate, black cherry and vanilla with a floral touch and a silky finish.
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RHÔNE-STYLE BLENDS Spicy, rich and smooth
2016 2015 2015 2016 2015
Hartenberg, Alchemy, Coastal Region 160 54 Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache - A strawberry bouquet, seamlessly soft on the palate. Silky mouth-feel and well-balanced and integrated tannins. Rickety Bridge, Foundation Stone, Western Cape 195 Shiraz, Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Tannat, Mourvèdre - Silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of black pepper, blackcurrant, white chocolate on the nose. Layered complexity on the nose and palate. Badenhorst Family Vineyards, Secateurs, Swartland 205 Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault - Spicy aromas with wild berry palate and robust finish. Newton Johnson, Full Stop Rock, Cape South Coast 290 Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre - An earthy nose with dried out crushed red and black fruits. Mouth watering palate with integrated tannins and gazing finish. La Motte, Pierneef, Western Cape 480 Syrah, Viognier - Spicy, intensely flavoured wine reflecting rose geranium perfume with mulberry fruit on the nose, soft and gentle on the palate.
OTHER RED BLENDS Carte blanche blends
750ml 250ml 2015 2015 2014 2014 2016 2014 2015 2011 2014 2009 2010
Rainbow’s End, Mystical Corner, Banghoek, Stellenbosch 170 Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot - Aromatic blackcurrant and dark cherries with an undertone of dark moist soil complemented by spiciness, a juicy palate with vanilla wood tones and soft tannins. Hartenberg, Stellenbosch 190 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz - Peppery and spicy with rich berry aromas, rich fruit and oak flavours with a smooth, silky finish. Waterford, Pecan Stream, Pebble Hill, Western Cape 195 68 Shiraz, Merlot, Sangiovese, Grenache, Mourvèdre - The aromas are an intense combination of leather spices, bitter cherry and cloves. Dark and red fruit with a classic dry tannin structure followed by a fresh finish. Cape Rock, Capa Roca, Olifants River 225 Touriga Nacional, Souzao, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah - Rich wine full of black and red fruit with some juicy blue fruit in the mix too. It is grippy, woody and chocolatey on the finish. Eikendal, Charisma, Stellenbosch 245 82 Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese - Tight, fresh structure with aromatic and seasoned undertones. A rich berry character. Fruity flavours with flair on the palate. A bold, charming, seductive and ultimately elegant wine. Sijnn, Low Profile, Malgas, Swellendam 350 Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trincadeira - Great nose of red fruits with wild characters on the palate. Smooth polished finish. Ataraxia, Serenity, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley, Walker Bay 340 Pinotage, Cincault, Pinot Noir - A finely scented, vibrant nose with dark berry fruit, mineral and spicy notes. Deeply ripe and polished grape tannins and an elegant structure. Assertive, classic and lingering. Glen Carlou, Paarl 430 Petit Verdot, Tannat - Dark red with light cured cherries, hints of tobacco and sandalwood on the nose, juicy berries complement the dark chocolate and slightly spicy oak flavours. Bouchard Finlayson, Hannibal, Walker Bay 530 Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Mourvèdre, Shiraz, Barbera - Superbly smooth with lots of leather, flavours of wild berries, black cherry, and spicy plum combined. Spier, Frans K Smit, Stellenbosch 1150 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Shiraz - A chorus of cherries, cassis, and a splash of blackcurrant, presenting powerful dark fruit to the palate. Waterford, The Jem, Stellenbosch 1600 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Cabernet franc, Malbec, Grenache, Barbera - Beginning with aromas of pencil shaving, cigarbox, spices and cassis, the wine develops in the glass with a dry palate balancing fruit and tannin.
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MAGNUM SELECTION The Big Boys 1500ml 250ml 2015 2016 2014 2010 2009 2012 2013 2015
Alto Rouge, Stellenbosch 430 72
Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - Dark ruby red. Powerful berry fruit with cigar box and dark chocolate followed by vanilla and oak spices. Elegant but powerful, medium to full bodied, soft ripe tannins. The Wolftrap, Western Cape 270 Syrah, Mourvèdre, Viognier -Ripe plums, blueberries, slight spiciness and notes of violets. Dark berry fruit follows through onto a juicy, vibrant mid-palate with svelte tannins and a silky texture. Groote Post, The Old Man’s Red Blend, Darling 280 Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc - A crowd pleaser. Easy drinking. Lively, fresh red fruits. Juicy structure and pleasurable finish. Vergelegen, Reserve, Stellenbosch 950 Cabernet Sauvignon - The wine is complex, showing blackcurrants, spice, ripe plums and attractive wood aromas and flavours. It is full with soft, ripe tannins leading to a lingering aftertaste. Morgenster, Reserve, Stellenbosch 1400 Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot - Enticing with almonds, coffee and sweet caramel, and alluring sniffs of cassis and vanilla pods. Great freshness with hits of blackberry sweetness. Mulderbosch, Faithful Hound, Western Cape 720 Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot - Vibrant, dense and purple hue. The nose exhibits berry fruit aromas of mulberries and blueberries, subtly framed by vanilla spice and earthy notes. Meerlust, Rubicon, Stellenbosch 1550 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot - Beautifully perfumed violets, ripe plum and intense spiciness. Medium bodied, structured by beautifully sleek, ripe tannins which restrain the vibrant delicate fruit, giving the wine an opulent texture with linear acidity. Simonsig, Tiara, Stellenbosch 1100 Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot - Dark red colour with hints of a light plum skin; a nose of dark fruits and Christmas cake, flavours of ripe black fruits, clove, cinnamon and notes of roasted coffee bean and mint.
AUCTION WINES Nederburg Auction 2007 2006 2008
Paul Clüver, Seven Flags, Pinot Noir, Elgin 2500 Full-bodied, plum, firm, spicy and complex. On the nose, black cherry and violets. Palate Burgundian fullness, dense, ripe, velvety tannins, minerality without end. Impressively authentic, very creamy and racy. Kanonkop, Pinotage Simonsberg-Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 2500 Ripe, but pure and streamlined, with range and depth to the layers of mocha, blackberry preserve, fig sauce and graphite notes. Long and plush through the finish. Rupert & Rothschild, Baron Edmond, Western Cape 2300 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot -Intense aromas complemented by coriander, tobacco leaf and cranberries. Elegant, harmonious and focused with a mineral core and fresh finish.
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DESSERT WINE Sweet stuff
Fleur Du Cap Bergkelder Selection, Noble Late Harvest Chenin blanc, Stellenbosch 250 40 Peach and dried fruit flavours find a beautiful balance, leaving a sublime aftertaste. Hartenberg Noble Late Harvest Riesling, Stellenbosch 290 46 Bright golden colour, bouquet offering a potpourri of dried rose petals medium-bodied elegance and a riveting limey minerality on the finish. Highlands Road Noble Late Harvest Pinot Noir, Elgin 320 Dried apricots, raisins and subtle anise aromas, lively acidity with the spicy flavours of Christmas. Shannon Macushla Noble Late Harvest Pinot Noir, Elgin 900 A dream come true. Balance, elegance and perfection combined with a superb rich sweetness. Groot Constantia Grand Constance, Muscat de Frontignan, Constantia 950 Deep straw colour. Pineapple and Turkish delight on the nose. The sweet dried fruit follows on the palate.
FORTIFIED WINE Port, Sherry & Madeira
Pierre Jourdan Ratafia 29 Fortified Chardonnay with clean, crisp mouthfeel with elegant balance and ripe fruit flavours. Sandeman Porto Fine Ruby 30 Brilliant red ruby in colour, with clean aromas of red fruits, plums and strawberries. Rich, round, balanced in the mouth, with overt flavours of fresh plums and red fruits. Sandeman Porto Fine Tawney 30 Clear red amber colours with a light intense body, open up to aromas of vanilla and evolved dried fruits. Flavour of red fruits unfold in the mouth and complex flavours. L’ormarins Cape Late Bottled Vntage 35 Deep ruby clolour. Aromas of plum pudding and fruitcake. Smooth yet rich and spicy with abundant flavours of Christmas pudding, raisins, toasted macadamias and almonds. Justino’s Madeira Reserve 45 Fine Rich 5 Years Old - Elegant and complex aroma with hints of vanilla and raisins. Rich, soft texture and well balanced. Long and pleasant chocolate note on the finish. Gonzalez Byass Tio Pepe Fino 45 Sherry - Medium dry and medium bodied. Quite rounded. Still quite fruity: some zesty grapefruit, juicy lemon and apple. Sandeman Porto Tawney 10 Years Old 65 Intense red tawny colour with shades of brick, elegant and complex aroma, combining ripe fruit, jam and nuts. Full-bodied and appealing, with a persistent finish. Gonzalez Byass Solera ‘1847’ 65 Oloroso Dulce Sherry - A deep mahogany colour. Aromas of raisins, vanilla and wood. Velvety on the palate, with sweet notes of figs, raisins and a touch of caramel and wood.
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BRANDIES & COGNACS Blended, Pot Still, Cognac - Warm up
KWV 10 Years Old 25 Complex dried fruit and port wine aromas are enhanced by subtle nutty and spicy flavours. Full-bodied with a lingering, fruity and slightly sweet finish.
Klipdrift Premium 25 Aromas of fresh apricots and hazelnuts along with spicy notes of vanilla and oaky notes of chestnuts.
1920 25 Elegant and smooth with honey flavours and a touch of spicy vanilla. Van Ryn’s 10 Years Old 27 Ripe pears, almonds and chocolate are followed by subtle hints of citrus and potpourri. The palate shows tobacco, malt and lingering chocolate. Klipdrift Gold 30 An initial aroma of ripe peaches, pears and citrus are followed by traces of sweet spices that follow through woody aromas of chocolate and hazelnuts. Full-bodied with a medium finish. Richelieu 10 Years Old 38 Enjoy rich aromas of chocolate, vanilla and preserved green figs. Complex and full-bodied palate with flavours of roasted coffee and hazelnut with a lingering, smooth finish. Bisquit V.S. 65 Core of fresh fruit aromas of plum and pears and floral notes with a finish of cinnamon, oak and vanilla.
Hennessy V.S. 74 Core of sweet wood and bold, nutty fragrances. On the palate there are warm wood and floral notes with a medium finish of warm spices.
Core of dried apricot and honey with cinnamon and clove underlining nuances of rose. Smooth and mild on the palate with a long finish.
Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. 102 Fresh, fruity and candied orange aromas with a touch of olive and vanilla. Waxy on the palate with dried figs and a slight citrus finish.
Hennessy V.S.O.P. 100
Rounded flavours of dark toffee, nougat and maple. Notes of cinnamon, cloves and oak with a long, smooth finish.
Ripe fruit aromas mingled with apricot, prune, vanilla and mocha flavours. Violet and dark rose flavours with a smooth, long and elegant finish.
Bisquit X.O. 170 Full-bodied and stunningly smooth with core notes of wood, tobacco and cocoa. Notes of candied fruits and prune. The palate is enriched with aromatic notes of plum, mocha, cedar wood and liquorice.
Hennessy X.O. 200 Ripe fruit and spice on the nose. Soft fruit and cinnamon spice on the palate with a robust and long finish.
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MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE By the Glass
2015 Lukas Wentzel, Aurelia Vintage, Darling, Brut
Simonsig, Kaapse Vonkel Demi-Sec, Franschhoek 260 52
Pongrácz, Western Cape, Brut
Pongrácz, Rosé, Western Cape, Brut Rosé
WHITE WINES By the Carafe 750ml 250ml 2017 Kaapzicht, Chenin blanc, Stellenbosch 140 47 2017 Terra Del Capo, Pinot Grigio, Western Cape 155 54 2017 Rickety Bridge, Sauvignon blanc, Western Cape
2017 Longridge, The Emily, Stellenbosch 154 54
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
2017 Buitenverwachting, Buiten blanc, Coastal Region 157 58
Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier
2017 Eikendal, Janina, Unwooded Chardonnay, Western Cape
2017 Oak Valley, Fountain of Youth, Sauvignon blanc, Elgin
2014 Longridge, Chenin blanc, Stellenbosch
2017 Cederberg, Bukettraube, Cederberg, Semi-Sweet 200 70 2016 Oak Valley, Beneath the Clouds, Chardonnay, Elgin 230 77 2016 Creation, Viognier, Walker Bay 244 82 2016 Zenato, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy 250 85
2016 Hartenberg, Occasional, Riesling, Stellenbosch 260 88
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ROSÉ WINES By the Carafe 750ml 250ml 2017 Kaapzicht, Stellenbosch 150 50 2017 Hermanuspietersfontein, Bloos, Walker Bay
RED WINES By the Carafe
2016 Porcupine Ridge, Merlot, Western Cape
2016 Porcupine Ridge, Syrah, Swartland 150 52 2016 Hartenberg, Alchemy, Coastal Region 160 54
Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache
2016 Hartenberg, Alchemy, Coastal Region 160 55
Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
2015 Durbanville Hills, Pinotage, Durbanville, Cape Town
2014 Buitenverwachting, Meifort, Constantia, Cape Town
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot
2016 Ernie Els,Big Easy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 170 60 2014 Terra Del Capo, Sangiovese, Coastal Region
2014 Waterford, Pecan Stream, Pebble Hill, Western Cape
2012 Morgenster, Merlot, Stellenbosch
Shiraz, Merlot, Sangiovese, Grenache, Mourvèdre
2016 The Valley, Pinot Noir, Elgin 215 72 2015
Alto Rouge, Stellenbosch N/A 72 Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Beyerskloof, Synergy, Stellenbosch 220 75
Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
2015 Saronsberg, Provenance, Shiraz, Tulbagh 220 75 2015 Longridge, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 240 80 2016 Eikendal, Charisma, Stellenbosch 245 82
Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese
2014 Quinta Dos Carvalhais, Duque De Viseu, Dão, Portugal 260 87
Alfrocheiro, Touriga Nacional, Jaen, Tinta Roriz
2014 Zenato, Bardolino, Veneto, Italy
Corvina, Rondinella, Sangiovese
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