DESSERT COM­PAN­IONS

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Tokara Re­serve

Col­lec­tion Sau­vi­gnon Blanc Noble Late Har­vest 2016 This rich, golden Sau­vi­gnon Blanc has gin­ger-nut spice, quince jelly and dried fruit on the palate and boasts a clean, fresh fin­ish. Great with berries and crème anglaise. From R350.

Age­ing po­ten­tial: 3 years.

Neeth­ling­shof Short Story Col­lec­tion Maria 2017 Ex­pect con­cen­trated fruit cake and honey on the palate from this tex­tured of­fer­ing, which is made from 76% Weisser Ries­ling grapes. It works bril­liantly with a tangy, creamy dessert like granadilla crème brûlée. From R230.

Age­ing po­ten­tial: An­other decade.

Haute Cabrière Pierre Jour­dan Ratafia 2016

A Chardon­nay for­ti­fied with the es­tate’s pot­still brandy (it’s the only ratafia made in South Africa), this for­ti­fied wine is ex­cel­lent served chilled as an aper­i­tif, or with a rich dessert like fudgy choco­late tart. From R90.

Age­ing po­ten­tial: 10-15 years.

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