1 W I N E SPARKLING WINE & CHAMPAGNE Krone Borealis Cuvée Brut MCC Non Vintage Tulbagh 155/49 Elegant and classic, with a biscuity bouquet and fine, persistent bubbles. High Constantia Clos André 2008 Constantia 295 A full bodied MCC with rich fruit perfectly balanced by fresh citrus and crisp Granny Smith apples. Designed for the sophisticated palate. L Avenir Brut Rosé MCC 2009 Stellenbosch 165/52 Refreshing and berry-filled, with medium, soft crispy finish and vibrant mousse. Villiera Tradition Brut MCC Non Vintage Stellenbosch 140/45 A fresh racy zestiness that is a result of crisp acidity and rich fruit, this blend of red and white displays the full, balanced complexity synonymous with this style. Villiera Brut Natural MCC 2008 Stellenbosch 195/60 An exceptional sparkling wine, extra dry and ideal as an aperitif. Collalto Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene Non Vintage Veneto, Italy 280 Refreshing, soft and fruity with hints of golden delicious apples in the bouquet and taste. It has a lively sparkle and a pleasant, bitter almond finish. Pol Roger Brut Champagne Non-Vintage Epernay, France 745 On the nose, it is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality, and on the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity. Marguet Pere et Fils "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Non-Vintage Ambonnay, France 590 A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir creating a broad, powerful toasty wine with a lacing of the subtle floral notes of the Chardonnay. WHITE Sauvignon Blanc Dalla Cia Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Stellenbosch 125/40 A generous mouthfeel, with a long, lingering aftertaste and elegant low acidity. Warwick Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Stellenbosch 165/52 An abundance of tropical fruit flavours on the nose that carry through to the palate. Mineral, crisp yet rich, fruity with a long lingering aftertaste. Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Durbanville 135 Notes of chalky minerals, flowers, and flint on the nose. The palate shows orchard fruit, mostly green apples with notes of rhubarb.
2 WHITE Sauvignon Blanc Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Hemel en AardeValley 145 Individuality and minerality are favoured, but the wine still shows passion fruit, melon and pink grapefruit aromas with just a hint of green grass and figs. Saxenburg Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Stellenbosch 155 Elegant and very fruity, with typical grassiness enriched by gooseberry and fig aromas. WHITE Chenin Blanc L Avenir Chenin Blanc unwooded 2011 Stellenbosch 130/42 Ripe pears and pineapple up front, followed by fresh apricot, with a soft and smooth finish. Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc 2010 Stellenbosch 150 A forward nose of green apples with pears, straw and honeycomb. The palate is full, rich and has a mineral core with refreshing finish. Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc 2008 Stellenbosch 495 Crafted in a rich, ripe style, it flaunts luscious flavours of honeycomb, dried apricot and pear, with exotic tropical fruit notes and alluring undercurrents of toasted nuts, vanilla and spice. Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 46 Barrel Fermented 2010 Stellenbosch 160/50 A rich tropical wine, with intense pear-drop on the nose and a caramel creamy, well judged oak palate. A wine definitely made to be the only one in its class. Raats Chenin Blanc 2009 Stellenbosch 175 Aromas of pear, pineapple and aniseed with hints of butterscotch, with an intensely concentrated palate and mouth filling with ripe peach and honey flavours. The finish seems to last forever. WHITE Semillon Overgaauw Semillon 2008 Stellenbosch 110 The fresh herbaceous, passion fruit, grapefruit and waxy aromas of this wine are all present on the palate. Le Semillon de Chrystelle - Côtes de Castillon 2010 Bordeaux, France 220 Golden in colour, rich and full on the palate. Surprising acidity for this varietal Semillon. Nitida Semillon 2011 Durbanville 145 A complex wine that has an upfront nose of ripe pear, white peaches and dried apricots, with typical Semillon characteristics of lanolin and honey combined beautifully with citrus marmalade.
3 WHITE Riesling Thelema Rhine Riesling 2009 Stellenbosch 120/39 Made in a German style, with a fragrant, spicy nose. This wine is slightly sweeter than normal, with lower alcohol (12.11%), and will develop complexity with cellaring. WHITE Viognier Idiom Viognier 2009 Stellenbosch 190 A Rhône varietal made much more opulent and rich with wood, the wine boasts a bouquet of orange, lime and peach blossoms with notes of honeyed fig. Opulent texture, rich nougat on the palate and a long lingering almond aftertaste. The Foundry Viognier 2006 Stellenbosch 180/56 Hints of apricot, lime, and minerals on the nose, with a lovely, full and rich mouthfeel. WHITE - Pinot Grigio Altana di Vico Pinot Grigio 2009 Veneto, Italy 140 This wine has a tight, firm structure, very vinous, with a dry, almost almondy finish. WHITE - Chardonnay Edgebaston Chardonnay 2010 Stellenbosch 135/43 A typical lime citrus and cinnamon biscuit flavour, with a floral note of frangipani and almond blossom. The tight minerality keeps a wonderful acid grip on the palate showing good ageing potential. Vriesenhof Chardonnay 2010 Stellenbosch 170 The wine reveals a citrus and lime nose, with a chalky minerality and a hint of gooseberries. An elegantly smooth and slightly creamy mouth feel and a complexity of fruit that lingers on the crisp finish. Bartinney Chardonnay 2010 Stellenbosch 155 Displays a bouquet of lifted apricot blossom, lemon and suggestions of biscuity oak. The palate shows prominent pineapple and yellow fruit characters, interlaced with chalky acidity. De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay Unwooded 2011 Robertson 125 Fresh green apple, peach and citrus aromas with zingy, mineral flavours lingering on the palate. Dalla Cia Chardonnay 2011 Stellenbosch 145 A fragrant, crisp, honey and orange-blossom bouquet with a hint dry figs and fine lees.opulent, yet gentle with a pleasant, long lingering mouth feel and aftertaste.
4 WHITE - Chardonnay Warwick Chardonnay 2010 Stellenbosch 260 Opens with a full bouquet of juicy apple and pear aromas, followed by fruity flavours with slight hints of vanilla and butterscotch. William Fèvre Chablis Villages 2010 Burgundy, France 430 Very refined bouquet, developing citrus, white-fleshed fruit and floral notes. Fresh and supple, the wine is marked by mineral notes. Domaine Taupenot-Merme, St Romain Blanc 2009 Burgundy, France 630 Begins with cinnamon and allspice-infused lemons, followed by a smooth, light-creamy texture with toasted oats and honey-roasted melon flavours on its elegant palate. Chavy Puligny-Montrachet 2009 Burgundy, France 985 les Folatières Premier Cru Young, tight, mineral, gunflint, citrus, white flower and cream on the nose. Plenty of depth, excellent weight and balance of fruit and acid. WHITE - Blend Laibach The Ladybird Organic White 2010 Stellenbosch 130 Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc/Viognier Good dimensions of nuts, yeast and white pear with hints of paw-paw form an appealing bouquet, and a good expression on the palate with hints of pear and warm toast, which are well balanced with a lingering mouth filling aftertaste. A.A. Badenhorst Family White 2009 Coastal Region 420 Roussanne/Grenache Blanc/Viognier/ Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc Whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented, this wine has a wealth of aromas that develop and change in the glass, with stone fruit, orange blossom and mineral flavours. Nico van der Merwe White 2007 Stellenbosch 145/46 Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc Ripe gooseberry notes mingle with peach and subtle oak. Deceptively soft and easy charm disguises serious purpose.
5 ROSÉ Morgenster Caruso 2011 Stellenbosch 130/42 Sangiovese The first impression is of candy and candyfloss, while the second layers gives a streak of fresh red berries amplified by spice adds zest and magic, which carries to the palate, leaving an explosive freshness of berries and cinnamon spice. De Meye Shiraz Rosé 2011 Stellenbosch 110/36 Seductive aromas of freshly picked rose petals, watermelon, strawberry and toffee apples, with hints of white pepper. Crisp and dry palate, characterised by watermelon, red apple, cranberry and subtle spice.long, clean finish. Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage Dry Rosé 2010 Stellenbosch 100/33 A full bodied wine with more onion skin colour rather than red/pink. Typical Pinotage floral aromas with prominent red fruit flavours. RED - Merlot Post House Merlot 2008 Stellenbosch 155/45 A strong nose of raspberry, fynbos with a hint of mint and violets. Elegant wine with supple firm tannins with an underlying fruit structure giving it a juicy but full finish Meerlust Merlot 2008 Stellenbosch 330 A typical Merlot nose with juicy plum and mulberry fruit, lifted spiciness. The palate offers generous, ripe, pure Merlot fruit with refreshing acidity, structured yet silky tannins and pronounced length and minerality. Thelema Merlot 2008 Stellenbosch 175 Juicy, upfront red fruit and concentrated flavours, backed up with surprisingly firm tannins. Wonderfully balanced. Saxenberg Merlot 2008 Stellenbosch 185 A refined and elegantly structured merlot with layers of rich, supple berry fruit flavours And hints of mocha chocolate complemented by fine tannins. Hartenberg Merlot 2008 Stellenbosch 200 Aromas and flavours of violets, coffee, chocolate and smoked bacon with deep-veined tannins and succulent fruit on the finish Marklew Merlot 2005 Stellenbosch 165 Graceful feel and comfortable firm tannins with sweet red fruit intensity and chocolaty tones.
6 RED - Pinotage Middelvlei Free Run Pinotage 2010 Stellenbosch 140/45 Sweet raspberry aromas with mulberry undertones and elegant oak spices on the nose.the palate shows a medium bodied wine packed with fruit flavours. Maastricht Pinotage 2010 Durbanville 155 Elegant, with aromas of mulberries and warm spice which follows to a rich black fruit palate of plums and cassis. Kanonkop Pinotage 2009 Stellenbosch 365 Full bodied structure and complex wine. Soft ripe tannins with a classic dry finish. Bilton Pinotage 2008 Stellenbosch 165 Classic aromas of white Turkish delight, cherries and blueberries are paired beautifully with dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and plums. It is opulent yet elegant with great structure balanced by integrated wood character. Bellevue Morkel Pinotage 2009 Stellenbosch 175 Vanilla, coconut, plums and raspberries on the nose, followed by layers of ripe complex fruit and oak flavours on the palate. Bellevue PK Morkel Pinotage 2008 Stellenbosch 295 Powerful, generous, upfront dark berry fruit moulds exceptionally well with savoury Wooding from 20 months in new French oak. Flagship wine. RED - Shiraz Edgebaston Shiraz 2008 Stellenbosch 140/45 Violets, mulberry and smoky vanilla notes on the nose are backed up by a bracing freshness and dry, ripe tannins on the palate. A smoky, complex meat and spice character gives a long aftertaste. Pax Verbatim Shiraz 2007 Stellenbosch 240 This wine offers subtle and perfumed aromas of cherry and lavender. Structured, yet deliciously smooth, the senses are treated to flavours reminiscent of black berries, loganberries, and wild plum. Migliarina Shiraz 2006 Stellenbosch 145 Perfumed with sweet cherry, plume and a touch of iodine. Soft, yet firm tannins with a creamy mid palate and lasting forest berry finish. Haskell Pillars Syrah 2008 Stellenbosch 555 The nose is very aromatic with flavour of white pepper, rose petals, violets and rich red cherries. The palate has a soft attack with velvety tannins and a subtle creamy texture, leading into a lingering aftertaste. Andreas Shiraz 2008 Wellington 165 The nose expresses aromas of liquorice and ripe red berries with undertones of moccachino. This carries through to the palate with subtle chocolate cherries and a full lingering silky tannin structure showing good fruit and oak integration.
7 RED - Shiraz Tamboerskloof Shiraz 2007 Stellenbosch 175 Inviting, complex nose with red berries, plums and supportive fynbos, white pepper and spicy flavours. Well balanced palate that confirms the nose with firm tannin and a lingering peppery aftertaste. Rust & Vrede Shiraz 2009 Stellenbosch 300 Red fruit and toffee aromas are prominent, with hints of white pepper and spice. A big powerful, fruit driven wine, with smooth chocolate flavours. RED Pinot Noir Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir 2010 Elgin 235 Fresh mouth filling cherry and red berry fruit supported by supple, savoury and mineral oak tannins. Meerlust Pinot Noir 2010 Stellenbosch 355 The nose has lifted scents of summer fruit, red cherry, strawberry, musky perfume and a distinct minerality. The palate is medium bodied with pure Pinot Noir fruit flavours of plum and red cherry supported by an ultra-fine, densely textured tannin structure which adds to the volume and vivacity of the wine. Danie De Wet Nature in Concert Pinot Noir 2009 Robertson 295 The soft, velvety cherry and redcurrant flavours on the nose lingers on the palate. Smooth tannins and added dimension through careful oak maturation makes this an elegant wine. Something Special... Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2008 Stellenbosch 265 A typical Pinot Noir nose, focusing on berry fruit like juniper berries, truffles, cherries and raspberries, with an elegant texture and refined acidity, and a gentle support of oak ageing. Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2006 Stellenbosch 375 Berry fruits on the nose and a slight farm yard character on the palate. The aftertaste has hints of smokiness and earthy minerality rounded of with red berries and stewed fruit Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2004 Stellenbosch 445 Complex fruit aroma s of raspberries, strawberries and plums. Supporting tertiary characters typical of this variety such as spiciness (clove and cinnamon) and liquorice, compliment the oak used. Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2003 Stellenbosch 525 The 2003 Pinot Noir is a very elegant wine. It has a typical Pinot Noir nose, focusing on berry fruit like juniper berries and raspberries. The texture is elegant with a refined acidity and a soft support of the oak aging. The wine has a very good structure with a slight farmyard character on the palate.
8 RED Pinot Noir Domaine Taupenot-Merme St Romain 2009 Burgundy, France 560 Intense raspberries and cassis on the nose, some forest floor notes. On the palate it s well balanced and has a long aftertaste. Domaine de la Ferté, Givry 2009 Burgundy, France 540 A bouquet of fresh fruits is found on the nose such as blackcurrant, blueberry. The palate offers notes of fresh fruits too. The tannins are smooth and round. Domaine J. Prieur Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 2009 Burgundy, France 1,320 Vibrant berry fruit and a medium body combine with black pepper, spice and a soft finish. RED Cabernet Sauvignon Glenelly Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Stellenbosch 125/40 It develops a complex nose with flavours of black currant, cherry, a touch of spices and chocolate. The wine has a good tannin structure, perfect balance and length, withlayers of flavour. Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Stellenbosch 185 Classic aromas of dark berry fruit, cherries, cassis with elegant undertones of cigar box and oak spice on the palate. De Meye Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Stellenbosch 135 Fresh and youthful nose with loads of black cherries, raspberries and black pepper dominating the nose hints of coffee on the finish. Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Stellenbosch 265 Complex and stylish, with bags of ripe blackcurrant and coffee flavours. This wine is bone dry, yet exhibits a lovely sweet fruit character on the palate. The finish is long and firm. Edgebaston Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Stellenbosch 145 The wine has a fresh minty, herbaceousness, backed by mocca vanilla oak. Firm structured tannins and a long finish on the palate. Dalla Cia Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Stellenbosch 155 A bouquet of blueberries and cigar box with hints of spice and gaminess. Well structured and full bodied. Generous mouthfeel and a long lingering finish Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Stellenbosch 160/50 Soft and elegant, with plum and cassis and a hint of mint. Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Stellenbosch 215 Subtle flavours, ample fruitiness and a dry finish. The lower acid content contributes to the soft supple taste, and the small thick skinned Cabernet grapes provide the tannins and firm structure.
9 RED Cabernet Franc Rainbow s End Cabernet Franc 2009 Stellenbosch 170/53 Lovely earthy and tea leaf flavours with Black Forest, black cherry and a hint of coffee. The aromas are typically vegetative and herbaceous, with mineralic and slightly floral aftertones. Warwick Cabernet Franc 2008 Stellenbosch 415 The nose is dominated by a milky creaminess that is complexed by aromas of chocolate, almonds and wild lilies. The palate is full with ripe chewy tannins and flavours like cherry, coffee, cigar box and liquorice. Raats Cabernet Franc 2008 Stellenbosch 385 Dark plum, cherry, cinnamon and clove notes on the nose. Concentrated, silky round tannins that run from start to finish, showing smoky dark chocolate and rich, plum flavours. RED Nebbiolo Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2004 Piedmont, Italy 770 Typical Barolo complexity, aromas of deep red roses and hints of earth, liquorice and tar. The fruit core is ripe and rich, encapsuled by firm tannins. RED Barbera Abbona Barbera d Alba Rinaldi 2008 Piedmont, Italy 320 This Barbera is a deep, dark, purple wine full of extract, berries and a warm, spicy undertone. RED Sangiovese Quercia al Poggio Chianti Classico 2006 Tuscany, Italy 290 This Chianti offers great harmony and structure. The bouquet is filled with red berries,in particular red currents and dark cherries, mixed with vanillla and subtle spices. RED Blend Laibach The Ladybird Organic Red 2009 Stellenbosch 150/47 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc/P.Verdot Fantastic nose, with fruit scents simply bursting from the glass. Blackberry, chocolate and spice, with hints of fresh leather make it an exciting experience. Grand Vin de Glenelly 2007 Stellenbosch 190 Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/P.Verdot The wine offers an elegant complex bouquet developing aromas of cassis, spicy plums with notes of toast in the background. The palate has a great intensity and concentration with fantastic freshness and fine elegant, but well structured tannins.
10 RED Blend Stellenrust Timeless 2008 Stellenbosch 170 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/C.Franc One of the finest Bordeaux blends produced consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot aged for almost 18 months in Frenck Oak barrels. Warwick Three Cape Ladies 2007 Stellenbosch 160/50 Cabernet Sauvignon/ Pinotage/Syrah/Merlot Explosion of fruit on the nose which is largely attributable to the Cabernet sauvignon and Pinotage components. The Syrah is soft and sweet while the Merlot offers a subtle spiciness. Spicy stewed fruit and spicy ripe tannins with an innate softness and long lingering aftertaste. Dalla Cia Giorgio 2007 Stellenbosch 235 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/P.Verdot/Shiraz An opulent, well-structured and full-bodied Bordeaux blend with complex and generous, chocolate-berry flavours, generous mouth-feel and enduring aftertaste. Mvemve Raats de Compostella 2007 Stellenbosch 620 Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/ Petit Verdot/Merlot Red plum and black cherry fruit with a hint of cinnamon. Rich and muscular with mineral, black berry fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. Harmoniously composed of sufficient of each of the five main Bordeaux varieties to ensure none dominates. Bilton Sir Percy 2006 Stellenbosch 255 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/P.Verdot With aromas of black olives and an earthy, leathery character complemented by sumptuous spicy notes of cloves and cinnamon, this is a masculine wine, with a complex palate rich in intense cigar box and tobacco leaf flavours infused with truffles. Rustenberg John X Merriman 2008 Stellenbosch 265 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/P.Verdot/C.Franc/Malbec This wine has a full, smooth palate with blackberry flavours and cigar-box aromas. De Toren Fusion V 2008 Stellenbosch 410 Elegance with hints of sweet candy floss and cacao on the nose. On the palate this wine reveals minerality and hint of sweetness, enhanced by well-balanced tannins combined with carefully extracted oak, giving superb structure and depth. Idiom Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Merlot 2006 Stellenbosch 280 A smooth, rich wine, with abundant aromas of deep red cherries, sweet caramel, and a fragrant cigar smoke. Idiom Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2006 Stellenbosch 280 Cabernet Franc Inviting aromas of cassis, hazelnuts and marzipan spills over into subtle dark fruit, with tannins and a complex long lingering finish. Morgenster Estate Blend 2008 Stellenbosch 465 Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc/Merlot A gorgeous perfume of sweet roasted herbs, red and black cherries, blackberries and spice, this wine reveals terrific intensity with youthful hints as well of some savoury spice and meaty aromas.
11 RED Blend Vilafonté Series C 2007 Stellenbosch 485 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/C.Franc/Malbec Flavours of chocolate, almost a sense of liquid blackberries, come in the mid and end of the palate, balanced against some firm tannins, then a long finish of fruit. A.A. Badenhorst Family Red 2008 Coastal Region 425 Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Cinsault Fresh and focused with nice cherry and plum fruit. Stylish, pure and quite elegant San Luciano d Ovidio 2004 Tuscany, Italy 460 Sangiovese/ Montepulciano d Abbruzo/Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep black ruby with purple rim. The bouquet is rich, and quite clean, with bright cherry plum fruit supported by some berry fruit jam and by clean spice Chateau Haut-Goujon, Lalande de Pomerol 2009 Bordeaux, France 400 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson red in appearance, carrying over elegant aromas reminiscent of ripe red fruit and vanilla aromas. Complex and well balanced in structure and fruit concentration. Chateau Haut-Goujon Cuvee Nº Bordeaux, France 780 Lalande de Pomerol Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon Opaque, bordering on black, with the flavours evoking wafts of ripe red fruit, supplemented by undertones of vanilla aromas. Something Special... Warwick Trilogy 2008 Stellenbosch 495 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/C.Franc Cherries, blackberries and intense spice with a softer tone of mocha and dark chocolate.a silky soft feel on the palate with roasted almonds and coffee flavours. Warwick Trilogy 2006 Stellenbosch 995 The wine expresses intense liquorice, prunes and blackberries with a softer tone of mocha and dark chocolate and complex undertones of leather and cigar box. There is a silky soft feel on the pallet with roasted almonds and coffee flavours. Warwick Trilogy 2005 Stellenbosch 1,060 Ripe fruit flavours with hints of mocha and chocolate on the nose. Raspberry, ripe prunes and blackberry flavours abound. There is a silky soft feel in the mouth with nutty and coffee flavours on the palate. Warwick Trilogy 2003 Stellenbosch 1,120 The wine shows a wonderful intensity of fruit and warm mocha flavours. A sweet perfumed luscious nose, which is earthy and provocative. Blackberry, plums, tea-leaf and raspberry flavours abound. There is a silky soft feel in the mouth with chocolate flavours on the palate. Warwick Trilogy 2002 Stellenbosch 1,180 The wine shows a wonderful intensity of fruit and warm mocha flavours. A sweet perfumed luscious nose, which is earthy and provocative. Raspberry and blackberry flavours abound. There is a silky soft feel in the mouth with chocolate flavours on the palate.
12 RED Blend Domaine de la Solitude, Pessac-Leognan 2009 Bordeaux, France 600 Shy nose evokes red fruit with floral notes. The mouthfeel is soft, velvety, built elongated way, with tannins which remain stylish on the set of the tasting. The final good persistence is fresh, slim, with juicy fruity flavours. Chateau La Roche Pressac ( Cotes de Castillon ) 2006 Bordeaux, France 300 Older vines give this very concentrated wine with a firm tannic structure and a lot of body. Plummy and rounded. Chateau la Dominique, Grand Cru Classé, 2008 Bordeaux, France 960 Saint Emilion Deep robe and fresh aromas of black fruits reminding of blackcurrant, blueberries and juicy cherries. Elegant structure, silky matter and great depth in the palate. Reserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac 2009 Bordeaux, France 1,120 Flavourful and full-bodied with loads of texture and opulence, it offers up aromas of forest floor and black fruits. Chateau la Lagune, Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Medoc 2008 Bordeaux, France 1,260 Sweet cassis, camphor, truffle and white chocolate notes presented in a dense, medium to full-bodied, silky textured personality. SWEET Thelema Rhine Riesling 2008 Stellenbosch 115/24 Late Harvest Made in a German style, with a fragrant, spicy nose. Signal Hill Straw Wine 2001 Western Cape 160/42 Reveals honey, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, nutmegs, as well as papaya, pomegranate, and quince multi layered fruit. Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2006 Constantia 550 Muscat de Frontignan First nose is of freshly dried pineapples with hints of vanilla and roasted almonds. Heady woodspice scents intermingle with fresh mandarin, lemongrass and mango. The seamless palate is elegantly structured, with ripe tropical flavours of mango and pineapple. Raisined Muscat flavours provide concentrated acidity and a piercing lift to the seemingly endless finish. Villiera Inspiration Chenin Blanc/Riesling 2010 Stellenbosch 175/55 Noble Late Harvest This botrytis infected noble late harvest has a brilliant golden appearance. It is intensely fragrant with hints of honey, raisins, marmalade and nuts penetrating the aroma. On the palate it is rich and sweet, but with sufficient acid to balance. Signal Hill Empereur Rouge 2005 Western Cape 110/36 Cabernet Sauvignon Very interesting take on a red sweet wine, with lots of freshness coming through from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Reminiscing of a good port with its typical nuances, yet definitely a natural sweet wine and not fortified.
13 PORT WINE -STYLE Glass Boplaas Tawny NV Western Cape 20 Complex with nutty, caramel and chocolate/orange tones. Sleek, balancing candied peel tang and spirit. De Krans Tawny NV Western Cape 28 Lovely coppery-gold colour. Flavours of coffee-toffee, hazelnut, cinnamon spice, as well as some raisins in the background. De Krans Ruby NV Western Cape 28 Medium-bodied, youthful with fruity, spicy flavours and balanced sweetness Allesverloren Vintage 2008 Swartland 26 Deep ruby. Alluring aromas of blackcurrant and raisins with fruit cake and honey. Velvety and rich with a soft, smooth lingering fruit cake finish.