South Africa

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South Africa has been growing grapes and making wine for four centuries. So is it old world wine or new world wine? Who cares - it's delicious!

Beach House 2019 Sunset Shiraz 750ml


Deep ruby with a beautiful purple hue. Blackberry, spice and all things nice on the nose. On the palate, smooth velvety tannin structure with loads of black fruits married with elegant spices. Great for pairing with BBQ and burgers as well as Asian food...

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Natte Velleij 2018 Cinsault 750ml


Young winemaker Alex Milner suddenly became very cinsault-centric when a professor told him not to bother reading the cinsault chapter in his textbook because it would be worthless to him. Fast forward from that 2011 conversation to today, and The Natte...

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Sea Mountain Devil's Peak Merlot 750ml


Dark ruby colour. Sweet violet and blackberry fruits on nose. Succulent flavours of ripe plum and blackcurrant on palate, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Medium weight structure with a smooth finish and soft tannins. Can be drunk now or within 4...

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Riebeek Cellars 2017 Pinotage 750ml


The colour is an attractive bright ruby red with a purple rim, typical of a young Pinotage. The flavours of this unique South African cultivar are complex and exciting with ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished with subtle...

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Badenhorst 2016 Secateurs Red Blend 750ml


The 2016 Secateurs Red is a blend of mainly Shiraz with Cinsault and Grenache, although from 2017 it will shimmy over to a more Cinsault-dominated blend. It has an attractive bouquet of cranberry, wild strawberry and a light ferrous note - fresh and very...

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Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2019 Pinot Noir 750ml


Made with 84% purchased fruit because of the fire in Hamilton Russell’s own vineyards, this is a cuvée of the three Hemel-en-Aarde Valley sub-regions, and all the better for it. A one-off it may be, but it’s less earthy and backward...

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Mulderbosch 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc opens with tropical notes on the nose with a citrus core. The palate has is citrusy but rich with tropical fruit expression, classically structured and with a simple finish. About a quarter of the wine was matured in neutral oak...

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Hamilton Russell 2019 Chardonnay 750ml


Unlike the Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir in the fireaffected 2019 vintage, the Chardonnay was all made with estate fruit. Entirely whole bunch-pressed for the first time, it’s a commendably bright, elegant and focused wine with less malolactic (10%)...

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Boschendal 2017 Shiraz 1685 750ml


On the nose: Dark berries (cherries, mulberries and plum) and exotic spice from oak with cool-climate pepper spice. Palate: Generous, deep black fruit and riper vintage fruit expression with pepper spice. Richness and juiciness with a round, integrated...

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Mulderbosch 2019 Chenin Blanc "Steen Op Hout" 750ml


The wine is bright in appearance, with a nose of fresh pears, ripe apricots and subtle oak spice from maturation of just over 40% of the blend in large, neutral oak barrels and Foudres.  The firmly textured wine displays a fine crisp neutral acidity...

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