Coastal Region, Western Cape

Rust en Vrede

1694 Classification Red Blend 2012

Greg Ballington
9.7

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Dark ruby red with garnet edges. Rich and intense nose coated in roses, vanilla, black fruits and a bit toasted. Heavy tannins (8/10) with high acidity and full bodied. Layered palate with dark berries, leather, toasted oak, spices, cherries, earthiness and well built structure. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035
— 11 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Chamonix Winery

Reserve Troika Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Truly a brilliant wine. So youthful for its age (sure, only ten years, but this isn’t the Médoc), but everything poised in perfect harmony. The first sip raised my eyebrows for its immediate explosion of fruit; then came the lavender & violet on the mid-palate, followed by a long, savoury finish. Memorable and, at £16, an absolute no-brainer. — 5 days ago

Keith liked this

Nederburg

Manor House Shiraz 2013

Vintage 2013, opened on 14th July 2019. Oaky nose and full bodied berries scent. Sweet and smooth to palate, an easy drink. Garnished with tangy finishing and high tannins aftertaste. — 6 days ago

De Toren

Fusion V Stellenbosch Red Blend 2011

Lush, fruit forward. Candied dates, prunes, clove, roasted character on the front. Gives way to a darker smoked meat character. Was the best with the homemade salad dressing consisting of avocado, fresh basil, Greek yogurt, green onion, garlic and parsley. In a way I could see all of these characteristics in this wine. In the past these have seemed a little tight and a bit closed off on the finish, but this wine was ready for the show. I think this producer is really quite underrated when it comes to the time it takes for these to really start expressing and I would put these up against any of the South African 'first growth' wineries. — 13 days ago

P, Ryan and 20 others liked this

Raats

Family Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc 2015

Beautiful aromas of pepper and clay. Strong tannins. Decant this one well. Straight from the bottle the alcohol and acid dominate the palate but around 45mins or so in a decanter the tartness of red fruit comes forward. Great complexity and structure. — 19 hours ago

Muratie

Estate Ansela Merlot Cabenet Sauvignon 1998

JKT
9.0

Surprisingly balanced and lively Merlot Cab from South Africa considering the age. Could have sworn it's a good Bordeaux. — 2 days ago

James liked this

Rust en Vrede

Estate Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

65% Cab Sauv, 27% Shiraz, 8% Merlot Blend. Delicious blend of ripe blackberries, black currants and blueberries. This medley is followed by spices, soft anise, and white pepper. For a final finish, lush velvety tannins that linger well. — 13 days ago

P, Ryan and 8 others liked this

Sadie Family

Palladius Swartland White Blend 2014

Nicole Hakli
10

Aging so well! Incredible freshness and waxy texture. Full wine that wears alcohol well. Balanced in fruit and winemaking. — 12 days ago

Keith, Paul and 5 others liked this
Ryan Vento

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Love this stuff.

Morgenster

Lourens River Valley Cabernet Franc Blend 2010

Drank at Karen and Andrew’s house on 7/19/19 with salmon. Cab Franc. Full bodied. Good fruit. A bit tannic initially but softened with time in the glass. — 20 hours ago

Anthonij Rupert

Protea Coastal Region Chenin Blanc 2017

Clean and refreshing taste, light citrus and I think pear, well-balanced. Not very acidic so I’m surprised I like it so much. My new summer go-to. — 8 days ago