Elegance, freshness and finesse is key, still remaining concentrated and age able. Flavours of fresh cherries, blackcurrant and potpourri reveals itself first, with subtleties of dried herbs and spice lending complexity. The palate follows through with fruit concentration, intricate and dense structure, while hints of savoury and spice gives dimensions. The lingering taste of blueberries, is a gre…
Fresh strawberries and cherries with an underlying cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Fynbos shrub and flora unveil themselves with time in the glass. The wine is fresh and delightfully light of touch on palate, but holding a long and delicious finish.
Originally the grape comes from Spain and France where it is mostly used to enhance blends. Mourv�dre's dark, thick-skinned berries result in powerful spicy and sometimes gamey aromas in their youth. This unique wine was made from a small parcel of Mourv�dre with a low crop yield of 4 tons/ha. Grapes were harvested at full ripeness, cold soaked, fermented in concrete tanks and allowed a post macer…
An intriguing, inviting blend of red summer fruits, spring fynbos flowers, Indian spice and just a hint of toasty oak on the nose. The palate is surprisingly decadent, rich, with almost creamy tannins. You�ll find raspberries, blackberries, ripe plum and a hint of pepper, spice and leather on the palate. It is balanced, with just the tiniest prod of refreshing, salty acid, like a playful poke of N…
Buitenverwachting owner, Lars Maack, honours his mother, Christine, with this flagship Bordeaux-styled red wine blend that combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot grapes. Aged for 24 months in 100% new French Oak, this wine offers rich red fruit characters reminiscent of ripe cherry and black currant with dark chocolate and tobacco undertones. Great with all red meats…
The bold, concentrated flavours of this wine are directly attributable to the tiny yield of mature bush vines growing under extreme conditions. Richly textured with notes of smoke, blackberry, plum with some spiciness and elegant oaky notes.
Exceptionally well-balanced Shiraz that combines freshness with weight, aroma with concentration, and rich blackberry fruit with a spicy, mineral lift. A powerful, characterful, individual wine that has spent fourteen months in French oak barrels, of which fifty percent were new oak.
Gleaming garnet with an inviting bouquet of spice � peppercorn and clove � supplemented by a delicate whiff of dried apricot. Smooth yet complex on the palate: layers of dried fruit mingle with hints of raspberry and piquant spice. A lingering wine with supple tannins to ensure excellent maturation potential.
Bona Fide Pinot Noir is produced from fruit grown by the Lotter family in the Hemel en Aarde valley. This ward is the home of South African Pinot Noir and this wine seeks to highlight the intention of producing a wine that is as genuine and unpretentious as the Lotter family that farm this vineyard. This wine is very old world in style and will need time to show it's true worth.
Bright ruby in colour. On the nose, intense aromas of mulberry and pomegranate mingle with floral notes and a subtle smokiness. On the palate, fine, velvety tannins and vibrant acidity are coupled with juicy, red fruits and sweet spice. The finish is long and well-defined.
Cherry, plum, blackcurrant and dark chocolate aromas on the nose lead into a decadent palate with sweet spices and liquorice notes. An intense and focused vintage, the 2019 is more savoury than the previous vintage. Ripe tannins and a bracing, fresh acidity give this wine excellent structure.
A bold and rich Pinot Noir showing mulberry, cherry and sweet spice on the nose. The palate is full and fruit forward, with fresh strawberry and raspberry alongside a light smokiness and herbal notes. With grippy phenolics from the whole bunch component and a crisp acidity to back up the fruit, this wine promises to age well beyond 2028.
Intense and dark purple in colour. Obvious dark plums and violets on the nose, with nuances of wild bramble and fynbos. Soft sweet entry, medium to full bodied, and slightly savoury on the palate with hints of white pepper and dark chocolate. The refined palate is beautifully balanced with velvety tannins and subtle mineral notes.
Toasty aromas of oak, earthy black plum, intense black cherry, spice and even a Gevrey Chambertin hint to it. Ambitious and impressive in equal measure, with chalky, mineral tannins, classy oak and gorgeously ripe fruit carrying plenty of freshness.
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