Stellenbosch, Coastal Region

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
β€” 9 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Terroir Driven Wines

Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc 2017

πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Fabulous S. African chenin. Two hour decant. Soft saline nose, peach, honeysuckle. Palate is creamy, rich. Mango, peach. Oak, a little heat. Long finish, slight bitterness. Beautiful work. πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ β€” 22 days ago

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Three Cape Ladies Cape Blend Red Blend 2001

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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. β€” 10 days ago

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Oldenburg Vineyards

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Glenelly Estate

Estate Reserve Stellenbosch Red Blend 2014

Located on southern slopes of Simonsberg, owned by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Bordeaux Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse. Lemon color with aromas of stone and citrus fruits, adding slight spice. On the palate flavors of ripe apple, pineapple and lemon with nutmeg and smoky toasty notes, full-bodied with medium acidity. Medium+ finish, good balance. Tasting Sample. β€” a month ago

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Rust en Vrede

Estate Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

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Ken Forrester

Reserve Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017

Mmmmmm think all fruits minus the citrus and berry. Melon and apple with salty mineral mouth feel. Killer on a hot day! β€” 8 days ago

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Original Unwooded Chenin Blanc 2018

Peach, lemon, white pepper, crisp minerality and medium acidity. Pairs well with food; I paired it with bbq chicken & veggies and it held up nicely. β€” 15 days ago

Gabb Family Wines

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