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Wine Club price R157.25 p/b
Our 2016 Merlot is an excellent expression of the cultivar: rich with juicy red fruit and characteristic herbal highlights of lavender, fennel and anise with a lively eucalyptus edge. The nose offers cherry and redcurrant, while the palate reveals sour cherry, dark chocolate and spicy clove. Velvety texture is enhanced by refreshing acidity, while well-integrated tannins add structure. This fuller-bodied wine will stand up to rich dishes with strong Mediterranean flavours, such as braised and roast meats, tomato-based stews, mature cheeses and briny olives. Will bottle age well for five to seven years after bottling.
Award pedigree: 2011 vintage: Veritas Double Gold |2012 vintage: Winner: Young Winemaker of the Year
Wine Club price R170.00 p/b
Our gracious Steenberg Syrah’s full red colour is a sign of the flavours and aromas that await you in the glass. Violet, nutmeg, boysenberry, and cherry sherbet on the nose transform into a medium-bodied, delicate black fruit and spice driven wine with soft, fine tannins, integrated acidity and a silky texture. The ideal partner to fillet au poivre – in fact all red meats grilled over open flames.
Award pedigree: Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 90 points
Wine Club price R136.00 p/b
Both terroir and treatment are immediately evident in the glass. White nectarine, grapefruit, blackcurrant and cape gooseberry marry on both the nose and palate. Acidity and spice form the backbone, dominating on the palate, while a creamy texture rounds out the overall mouthfeel. A lingering mineral finish completes the experience.
This wine will be enhanced by a food pairing such as shellfish, a Thai curry accented by ginger and lemon grass, a savoury tart tatin or a single wedge of salty pecorino.
Although beautifully balanced from date of release, this wine is still developing. Drink now, but wait five to seven years for a truly evolved experience.
Award pedigree: 2017 vintage: Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 93 points
Wine Club price R191.25 p/b
The Black Swan 2018 shows notes of lime, gooseberry, ruby grapefruit and fynbos on the nose, while the palate supports the aromas with blackcurrant, lemon zest, passion fruit, yellow apple and fresh fig leaves. A mouth-watering acidity accompanies the full, medium-weighted palate, achieved with extended lees contact in tank. This is a great food wine and will reward cellaring of between 10 – 20 years.
Award pedigree: 2017 vintage: Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc of the Year | Platter’s Wine Guide 2019 – 5 Stars | Tim Atkin South Africa Report: 92 points. 2018 vintage: Decanter World Wine Awards Silver Medal
Wine Club price: R131.75 per bottle
The colour of our Stately wine is black-red with a lighter, garnet red on the rim. The nose entices with sweet cherries, tobacco and vanilla with a floral undertone. The 2017 is a medium bodied wine, showing a silky texture and depth as well as an elegant tannin structure. Floral, plum, strawberry and ground spice notes linger on the palate long after the last sip. This blend is showing beautifully now, and will reward cellaring for up to 5 years.
Cabernet Sauvignon – 67%
Shiraz – 33%
Wine Club Price R432.00 p/b
Our 2014 Lady R has a pale copper hue. Aromatically, this wine shows hints of apple blossom, honeysuckle, raspberry, almond puff pastry, citrus biscuits and savoury dried herbs. The creaminess on the palate is complemented by the subtle and refreshing acidity of the wine. There’s a salinity that carries through on the palate alongside restrained oak spiciness. Lady R’s effervescence shows finesse with elegantly fine bubbles that contribute to the overall texture of the wine. It is seriously structured and shows elegance and beautiful ageing ability.
Pinot Noir – 70%
Chardonnay – 30%
Award pedigree: 2012 vintage: 5 stars – Platter’s Wine Guide 2018 | Tim Atkin South Africa Report 2018: 93 points