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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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Raka Wine, Spliced, 2019
Raka Wine, Spliced, 2019An 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, 2018
Raka Wine, Sangiovese, 2018Freshly 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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Waterkloof, Circle of Life Red, 2019
Waterkloof, Circle of Life Red, 2019A harmoniuosly integrated blend with great length that combines the spiciness of the Syrah, the fresh fruits of the Petit Verdot and the juiciness from the Merlot. The beginning is fresh and fruity with good acidity, evolving into riper flavours and herbaceous notes, with elegant tannins and fine, bright acid in the finish. 

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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, 2018
Raka Wine, Biography Shiraz, 2018This 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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Kaapzicht Estate, Pinotage, 2019
Kaapzicht Estate, Pinotage, 2019Dark 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, 2019
Kaapzicht Estate, Skuinsberg Bush Vine Cinsault, 2019Skuinsberg 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, 2017
Guardian Peak, SMG, 2017A 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, 2018
Paul Cluver, Estate Pinot Noir, 2018Currently 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, 2019
Neethlingshof Estate, The Owl Post Pinotage, 2019The 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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Bouchard Finlayson, Hannibal, 2018
Bouchard Finlayson, Hannibal, 2018Bouchard 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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Waterford Estate, Kevin Arnold Shiraz, 2016
Waterford Estate, Kevin Arnold Shiraz, 2016Complex red and dark fruit with earth and cold stone leads the aromatics of this Stellenbosch Shiraz, accompanied by plum fruit and leather spice undertones. Natural acidity and classic granular tannins are characteristic to the nature of a Stellenbosch Shiraz. 

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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, 2019
Bouchard Finlayson, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, 2019Intriguing 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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Waterford Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017
Waterford Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017With 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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Paul Cluver, Seven Flags Pinot Noir, 2017
Paul Cluver, Seven Flags Pinot Noir, 2017This is a very well defined wine with an alluring, luminous colour. The aroma has elegant red and dark fruit expression ending with lovely floral notes. All these follow through on the palate with some savoury notes as well, the palate has great length and complexity with freshness lifting the fruit. 

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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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