You get wine that you drink and then you get wine that you enjoy, wine that's a taste sensation and wine that guarantee lingering impressions... Here we share them with you.
Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut 2007 (R105)
They've won the Classic Wine Trophy with this bubbly. It is a true classic in every sense – you can expect a deliciously rich and creamy bubbly with a gentle cascade of graceful bubbles that explode with yellow and green apples, roast nuts supported by citrus fruit.
Graham Beck Brut Zero 2005 (R205)
This new addition to the outstanding Graham Beck Méthode Cap Classique range is great. It is one of the few non-dosage (no sugar) bubblies in the country. It shows good flavour intensity, specifically citrus and yeasty, biscuity notes. It's as fresh as might be expected.
Bizoe Henrietta (R160)
Inspired by a kiss, Bizoe Wines will offer just that – something as wonderful as that first little kiss you just cannot forget. Wisps of orange peel on the palate, fresh tropical fruit aromas and a delicate aftertaste derived from being matured in oak barrels for 7 months. Only 2700 bottles were make – so the winemaker's charisma and enthusiasm is in every bottle.
Creation Syrah (R158)
Dark purple in colour, almost black, with flashes of deep crimson. Aromas of black olive beckon from the glass, complemented by whiffs of pepper. A well-endowed, full-bodied Rhône-style blend rewarding with flavours of ripe plum, black pepper and smokiness.
Waterkloof Circle of Life White 2011 (R120)
This elegant wine showcases the estate's commitment to sustainable farming. It is appealing with lime and peach notes – an intense yet elegant wine with great balance. The tension between the mineral core and creamy mid pallet allows for great complexity.
Roodeberg Dr. Charles Niehaus (R199)
KWV has paid tribute to the father of the iconic Roodeberg with the unveiling of Dr Charles Niehaus, a wine as distinctive as its founder. This red blend is made with the same philosophies that have stood Roodeberg in good stead over decades. It is distinctively different, a premium wine for and international palate.
Morgenster 2009 (R320)
The 2009 vintage was a stunner following good harvest conditions and vineyards which yielded pristine fruit. This wine has a muscular character compared with the more feminine presentation of its sibling Lourens River Valley. Elegant on the palate and mouth filling with sweeter dark berry fruit.
Delheim Gewürztraminer (R75)
Grapes for this wine were handpicked, crushed, de-stemmed, cooled and kept in the skin for hours. Classic rose and litchi flavours are piquant in balance. It's a refined, elegant wine with silky opulence.
Zandvliet Kalkveld Shiraz 2008 (R139)
This is a well-balanced wine with mulberries intermingled with hints of mocha, nutmeg and dark chocolate. A rose petal perfume rounds the wonderful smell off. It opens up with a medium mouth-full and the integrated wood and ripe tannins make for a lingering aftertaste.
Zandvliet Chardonnay 2011 (R59)
Spiciness, citrus, peach and nutty flavours add to the complexity and elegance of this chardonnay. Fermentation and maturation in French oak adds dimension and richness. You will taste lime and orange flavours and a pleasant creaminess flowing into a long aftertaste.
Grande Provance 2008 (R350)
An elegant, medium bodied red wine, which is aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. The wine offers a fruity taste of ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, along with stewed plums and a delicate white pepper flavour that infuses an aroma on the nose and palate. asa