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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.