We have recently added some exciting fine wines from South Africa, with a good amount from the stunning and now rare and sought after vintage of 2015. Top quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends from this country must now have the best price to quality ratio of any winemaking country at the present moment, so buy with confidence and luxuriate!!
Limited availability on some of the wines.
Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Stellenbosch £17.50
Le Riche are known as ‘Cabernet Masters’ and rightly so. They select grapes from the best possible Stellenbosch terroirs to craft top quality Cabernets with superb cellaring potential. An enticing contrast of impressive concentration and beautiful refinement. Seamless and precise with elegant depth and gorgeous drinkability. view/shop We also have their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – see further below.
Warwick Estate The Blue Lady Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stellenbosch – very low stock now £25.00
Warwick Estate is a high-end South African winery in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The first wine under the Warwick label was released in 1984, then named “La Femme Bleu” – “Blue Lady” as it is known today. A super stylish and nuanced Cabernet with richly textured yet fresh and balanced flavours of cassis, blackberry, spice (cinnamon and clove), vineyard herbs and wood-smoke. Beautifully understated yet long, complex and complete. view/shop
Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt 2017, Stellenbosch £25.85
A fascinating and super slick red with beautiful purity and poise. There is a lot going on – cherry, blueberry, spice, vanilla, chili, dark chocolate and kirsch. It’s the impeccable balance and elegance that really marks out this wine as something special and different.
Malbec 37%, Merlot 36%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26% and Cabernet Franc 1%.
Vilafonté has twice been nominated as ‘New World Winery of the Year’ by Wine Enthusiast magazine, and also receives some of the most impressive scores and ratings of any South African winery. view/shop
Tokara Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stellenbosch £26.90
96pts – Tim Atkin’s highly regarded 2018 South African Special Report – “wines of the year”.
A cracker! Pure and sensuous with piercing blackcurrant and cassis fruit, spice, herbs and cocoa. It’s very supple and moreish with silky tannins and a fantastic long aftertaste. view/shop
Jordan Cobblers Hill 2015, Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch £28.00
Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making world-class wines since 1993 on a farm with a history going back over 300 years.
A Bordeaux blend produced in an opulent and intense style with impressive layers of flavours and complexity. Excellent rich hints of cherry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate, cedar and wood-smoke. Very harmonious with balanced grainy tannins, fine acidity and a lovely long finish. view/shop
Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Stellenbosch £38.70
From the fantastic 2015 vintage, this flagship Cabernet Reserve from Le Riche can be confidently bracketed as world class. Comparable examples from Bordeaux, Napa or Australia would set you back a lot more of your hard earned cash. view/shop