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Footprint, The Long Walk Merlot, 2019
Footprint, The Long Walk Merlot, 2019Bright red colour and a nose of berry fruits with hints of liquorice and spice. The palate is round and smooth with red berry and ripe plum flavours. Supple tannins and well balanced acidity with persistent aftertaste. 

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Footprint, The Long Walk Shiraz, 2019
Footprint, The Long Walk Shiraz, 2019The African Pride Footprint The Long Walk Shiraz shows deep red with violet tints. Aroma of spicy berry fruit and black pepper. Well-structured palate with in-mouth flavours of ripe plums, black cherries and a touch of smokiness.
Medium to full bodied with juicy tannins and elegant finish. 

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Cape Classics, Braai Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018
Cape Classics, Braai Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018The earliest archaeological evidence of barbecue (Braai) is found in South Africa. On September 24th of each year the country celebrates Heritage Day, which in 2007 was renamed Braai4Heritage as a testament to its cultural importance in South Africa. The essence of braai is captured in this bold Cabernet, which displays aromas and flavors of dark berries, earth and smoke perfect for socializing and the ideal complement to a wide range of BBQ-friendly flavors. 

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Waterford Estate, Pecan Stream Pebble Hill, 2018
Waterford Estate, Pecan Stream Pebble Hill, 2018Shiraz led, the wine shows off forward fruit aromatics of violet, cherries and licorice accompanied by notes of classical cigar box spice. The palate follows the reputation of abundant dark red fruit and a classic tannin structure, finishing with balanced natural acidity. 

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Glenelly Estate, Glass Collection Cabernet Franc, 2017
Glenelly Estate, Glass Collection Cabernet Franc, 2017Glenelly released Glass Collection Cabernet Franc for the first time in 2014; previously, all their fruit was blended with other wines.
Deep, rich, bright colour. The nose entices with its garrigue character of dried thyme, oregano and Cape Fynbos, with black cherry and pencil lead in the background. The palate is dominated by aromas of dark cherries, blueberries and graphite, which gives it great interest. The tannins are silky and the finish is long and smooth. 

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Raka Wine, Spliced, 2018
Raka Wine, Spliced, 2018An abundance of ripe berries with spice on the nose. On the pallet the wine shows more spicy smoky tones, the oak compliments the spice on the aftertaste leaving a mouth-coating long finish.
 

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Raka Wine, Sangiovese, 2016
Raka Wine, Sangiovese, 2016Freshly crushed blueberries, cranberries with hints of spicy cloves and cinnamon. Flavours of roasted cherry tomatoes and earthy tones on the palate, soft and velvety on the finish. 

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Neethlingshof Estate, Pinotage, 2018
Neethlingshof Estate, Pinotage, 2018Ruby red with purple edges. Fruity with ample aromas of ripe banana and cinnamon and notes of plum and prunes. Medium-bodied teeming with berry flavours and a good tannic backbone. 

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Waterkloof, Circumstance Merlot, 2016
Waterkloof, Circumstance Merlot, 2016A fine wine with persistence, complexity and great purity - dense black cassis and bramble fruit aromas combined with plums, spice and a creamy oak on the palate. Showing real character and personality, supreme poise and balance, Waterkloof's ability to express their unique terroir improves with each vintage. 

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Rustenberg, John X Merriman, 2018
Rustenberg, John X Merriman, 2018Named after a former owner of Rustenberg, John Xavier Merriman, who bought the farm in 1892 in sympathy with farmers suffering from the phylloxera crisis.
John X Merriman is a powerful wine that rewards aging. In its youth the wine is worth decanting and expresses cassis, blackcurrant and dark fruits complemented with cigar tobacco and sour cherry notes. As the wine ages and its fine-grained tannins soften, a softer more savoury palate develops revealing wonderful drinkability and tertiary complexity. A blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. 

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Raka Wine, Figurehead, 2017
Raka Wine, Figurehead, 2017This is a dark coloured, bold wine with upfront lively, spicy fruit. The pinotage adds lovely fruit flavours that linger on the aftertaste. Dark fruits and good ripeness leads to complex palate with spice and herbal notes. 

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Laibach, Pinotage, 2017
Laibach, Pinotage, 2017This is one of South Africa`s finest examples of Pinotage. Winemaker Francois van Zyl is good mates with Beyers Truter(the king of Pinotage) and has styled this version to capture big bold plum flavours and complex fruit whilst still retaining a smooth creamy texture. Aged in oak the wine is deep purple in colour, exhibiting lovely juicy flavours. Warm and pleasing on the palate, this gold medal winner is Pinotage at its very best. 

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Raka Wine, Biography Shiraz, 2017
Raka Wine, Biography Shiraz, 2017This rich and deep coloured Shiraz reveals a lot of white pepper, dried herb tinge complimented by pepper coriander tones, with hints of sweet blue & black fruit succulence. These aromas follow through on a silky full body palate with fine dry tannin with a rich and long finish. 

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Babylonstoren, Shiraz, 2018
Babylonstoren, Shiraz, 2018Fruit driven, cool cassis and pencil shavings on the nose with aromatic layers of spiciness and black pepper. Finely crafted to portray layers of cherry, soft prune, blackcurrant and hints of spice. Elegant, velvety mouth-feel and long, lingering finish.  

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Glenelly Estate, Estate Reserve Red, 2013
Glenelly Estate, Estate Reserve Red, 2013The 2013 vintage is all about elegance with underlying power. Bold aromas of blackberries, cranberry and blackcurrant are followed by hints of savoury, spicy plum with touches of cedar and floral tones. The palate entry has good richness with fine tannin supported by the ripe fresh fruit and hints of spice. Very balanced oak integration with a fresh long finish. A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 15% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 

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Rustenberg, Buzzard Kloof Syrah, 2018
Rustenberg, Buzzard Kloof Syrah, 2018The name Buzzard Kloof comes from the buzzards that can be seen circling the thermal currents above the kloof (ravine) within which the vineyard is situated.
The wine exhibits an enticing nose of pepper, violets and ripe berry fruits which follow through to a well-structured and lengthy palate with fine-grained tannins. 

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Kaapzicht Estate, Pinotage, 2018
Kaapzicht Estate, Pinotage, 2018Dark depth of black plum with an opulent, slightly reductive nose of black cherry, mulberry and stewed plum. The oak is very subtle and integrated, playing to the strengths of the fruit purity and precision. Texturally there is impressive focus, balanced finesse and an elegant mouthfeel punctuated with soft supple black fruits and oak spice. A blend of 86% Pinotage, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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Kaapzicht Estate, Skuinsberg Bush Vine Cinsault, 2018
Kaapzicht Estate, Skuinsberg Bush Vine Cinsault, 2018Skuinsberg Cinsaut was planted in 1991 on the steepest slope (Skuinsberg) on Kaapzicht: the hills have claimed quite a few tractors over the past 40 years!

Greg Sherwood MW -
"Lovely dense, earthy, savoury sun-dried strawberry and bramble berry fruit nose. Full and fleshy, this is showy, bright and mouth watering, displaying a crunchy edge, saline acidity and a fine, sweet, macerated, redcurrant finish. Delicious." 

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Guardian Peak, SMG, 2016
Guardian Peak, SMG, 2016A Southern Rhône blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Grenache, the fruit for Guardian Peak's SMG comes from the Western Cape area of South Africa.
Deep ruby red with aromas of youthful black and red fruits on the fresh and lively nose, finished with hints of Christmas cake, cassis and cedar spices. A well-integrated, full palate with dark fruits and sweet spice finishes with length, complexity and ripe, grippy tannins. 

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Paul Cluver, Estate Pinot Noir, 2017
Paul Cluver, Estate Pinot Noir, 2017Currently there are 22 hectares planted to Pinot Noir on the estate, 27.6% of the total plantings. Only Burgundian clones are used for this cuvée.
This wine has a lovely luminosity – the colour is bright crimson. The nose has delicate earthy aromas combined with red and dark berry flavours which follow through to the palate where they combine with interesting savoury notes and just a touch of oak on the finish. 

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Neethlingshof Estate, The Owl Post Pinotage, 2018
Neethlingshof Estate, The Owl Post Pinotage, 2018The Owl Post 2018 from their Short Story Collection is a single vineyard Pinotage that is excellent served with red meat dishes and game, especially hearty stews and casseroles. It is ready to enjoy now or can be matured for another decade. 

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Ernie Els, Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
Ernie Els, Major Series Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017Red berry fruits billow from the glass with classic cigar notes over elegantly-crushed dried herbs, black cherry, ripe plums and fresh red cherries. The entry is inviting and fresh, with a vibrant, youthful energy of bouncy red fruits and an earthy undertow. 

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Guardian Peak, LAPA Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016
Guardian Peak, LAPA Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016Guardian Peak's Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon was born out of a desire to see how close they could come to a Napa-style Cabernet Sauvignon in Stellenbosch.
The 2016 Lapa displays more restraint than previous vintages with subtle characteristics of dark fruits and cedar aromas on the nose. Hints of tobacco and smoky cigar box enhance the wonderful complexity of the aroma. The fruit-driven palate of blackcurrant and black cherry is supported by smooth, ripe tannins, while the balanced wooded characteristic and long-lasting finish add to the elegance and charm of this wine. 

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Bouchard Finlayson, Hannibal, 2017
Bouchard Finlayson, Hannibal, 2017Bouchard Finlayson's 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 and interspersed with bright freshness. A blend of 39% Sangiovese, 18% Pinot Noir, 18% Shiraz, 15% Nebbiolo, 5% Mourvédre and 5% Barbera. 

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Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2017
Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2017 

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Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Sutherland Elgin Reserve Grenache, 2016
Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Sutherland Elgin Reserve Grenache, 2016An assembly of roses and ripe raspberries welcomes you in the glass with subtle cinnamon and nutmeg notes. Fine ripe tannins leads to an elegant acidity that creates a reserved, linear wine. 

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Bouchard Finlayson, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, 2018
Bouchard Finlayson, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, 2018Intriguing perfumed dark cherry and wild berry, with espresso-infused cinnamon spice adding to the appeal. Deftly balanced, it portrays elegance, but the tannins form neatly on a lengthy finish. 

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Rustenberg, Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
Rustenberg, Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017The oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard on the estate is named the Peter Barlow block and consistently produces powerful, long-lived Cabernet Sauvignon that is given the best possible treatment in the cellar. Concentrated cassis, black cherries and some herbaceousness can be found on the nose and palate. Rustenberg recommend decanting Peter Barlow before drinking. 

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Waterford Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016
Waterford Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016With over two decades of producing this Estate wine, it has systematically increased in quality, more consistently expressing the terroir of the Helderberg. Wine shows off pure fruit and earthy notes complimented by a classical pencil lead aroma. A typical dry tannin structure with seamless balance to finish. 

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Ernie Els, Signature, 2014
Ernie Els, Signature, 2014The iconic Ernie Els Signature Bordeaux-style Blend is once again extremely impressive in this classic 2014 vintage. Dark at the core with a crimson rim, it is full-bodied, elegantly endowed and finely poised. There is ample structure and depth for it to age effortlessly for a decade or more. 

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