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VI­LA­FONTÉ SE­RIES C 2016, R1 250

A pur­pose­ful blend of caber­net sau­vi­gnon, caber­net franc and mer­lot, the Vi­la­fonté Se­ries C is a pow­er­ful and con­cen­trated wine that’s rich in fruit at re­lease. Blended for longevity, this wine has re­cently been re­leased with only a lim­ited num­ber of bot­tles pro­duced.

MEERLUST RU­BI­CON 2015, R410

A Bor­deaux-style blend of caber­net sau­vi­gnon, mer­lot, caber­net franc and pe­tit ver­dot that has stood the test of time. Vine­yards are hand­har­vested from Fe­bru­ary through to March, and each in­di­vid­ual vine­yard block has been kept sep­a­rate through­out the fer­men­ta­tion process up un­til the mo­ment of blend­ing. Con­cen­trated yet re­strained, ex­pect dark bram­ble fruit, cas­sis, plum, in­cense and liquorice with hints of cigar box, oak spice and sub­tle min­er­al­ity.

KANONKOP CABER­NET SAU­VI­GNON 2013, R395

The Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 is the first South African wine to re­ceive 100 points in a Tim Atkin Mas­ter of Wine (MW) re­port (2018). That’s full marks! Although it has now sold out, the fo­cus re­mains on Kanonkop with their up­per tier of wines be­ing la­belled as wor­thy in­vest­ments, too. The Kanonkop Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon 2013 is the most age-wor­thy of the range. Dense and pow­er­ful, it’s packed with unc­tu­ous dark fruit, chewy tan­nins and fresh acid­ity.

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