Our Lounge Wines

We take pride in the wines we of­fer our guests, reg­u­larly up­dat­ing our list to en­sure a di­verse and up-to-date of­fer­ing. We hope you en­joy this month’s se­lec­tion!

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1 Grande Provence Sau­vi­gnon Blanc 2017, Coastal Re­gion The farm is lo­cated in Fran­schhoek and has a his­tory dat­ing back more than 300 years. The vine­yards are spread over 47 acres in to­tal. Up­front notes of trop­i­cal fruit and cut grass that lead to a crisp clean fin­ish that is re­fresh­ing on the palate.

2 Louis­vale Un­wooded Chardon­nay 2017, Stel­len­bosch This Stel­len­bosch wine farm fo­cusses on Chardon­nay to the ex­tent that it is the only grape planted on the es­tate. The wine is very fruit driven with notes of yel­low peaches and le­mon rind on the nose. The palate has lay­ered nu­ances of del­i­cate citrus and stone fruit.

3 Riebeek Cel­lars Chenin Blanc 2018, Swart­land An­other ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of Chenin Blanc from the Swart­land area, with con­cen­trated ripe fruit flavours, which is a re­sult of dry­land farm­ing. The wine has no wood contact dur­ing the wine­mak­ing process, re­sult­ing in the essence of what Chenin Blanc can of­fer. The aro­mas dis­play hints of apri­cots with some flo­ral notes. On the palate the wine is delectably juicy with a crisp fin­ish.

4 Riebeek Cel­lars Pino­tage 2016, Swart­land In re­cent years the wine­mak­ers in the Western Cape have changed their wine­mak­ing style of Pino­tage to­wards a fruitier and lighter style of wine. On the nose, the wine has a lot of red fruit and hints of choco­late, it has berry fruit with a sup­port­ive tan­nin struc­ture that lingers on the palate.

5 African Whis­per Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon 2017, Breedek­loof Re­cently, the South African wine in­dus­try has had a run of ex­cep­tional vin­tages with 2017 show­ing some great qual­ity. This Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon shows some up­front black cur­rent and cigar box notes on the nose. The palate is very soft and this wine can eas­ily be en­joyed on its own due to its juicy fin­ish.

6 Jor­dan Chameleon Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon-mer­lot blend Plush tex­tured Mer­lot fills the frame­work pro­vided by the Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, lead­ing to ap­proach­able flavours of sun­ripened plum and dark-skinned spring berries with a top-note of her­bal dried mint. A well-struc­tured and de­li­cious wine.

7 Jor­dan The Prospec­tor Syrah 2015, Stel­len­bosch This wine was ma­tured in both French and Amer­i­can oak for a to­tal of 16 months. The nose has hints of dark cherry and Chinese five spice lead­ing into a rich, long, bal­anced mouth­feel. Truly a great ex­am­ple of what South Africa can do with Syrah.

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