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Chateau Timberlay Cuvée Prestige Rouge 2010, Bordeaux, France


Grape Varietals: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2010

Tasting Note– This clear, bright wine is ruby-red in colour, with a complex nose of soft fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant and strawberry) and attractive woody and spicy overtones. Château Timberlay is soft and full-bodied, with good structure and acidity, as well as very elegant tannin. The finish is very long with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.

Pavillon Cardinal, Saint Emilion 2015, Bordeaux, France


Grape Varietals: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2015

Tasting Note– An immensely appealing wine with an intense purple colour and violet highlights. The powerful bouquet is quite fruity (red fruit and candied fruit) with added hints of truffle and chocolate. Hearty and well-structured, Pavillon Cardinal is tannic, fruity and especially attractive due to the way its long, fruity aftertaste develops on the palate.

Santa Rita 120 Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Central Valley, Chile

Santa Rita 120 Cab Sauv

Appellation: Central Valley


Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon


Vintage: 2016


Tasting note: 120 Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep and intense violet-red in color. Notes of red and black fruits predominate on the nose with the touch of spice that is typical in Cabernet, plus the aromas of vanilla, cloves, and tobacco that come from the oak. Sweet, elegant, and smooth tannins lend depth to the well-rounded palate and lead to a fresh, fruity, and juicy finish.

Lutzville Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Lutzville Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Lutzville Cabernet Sauvignon

Appellation: Lutzville Valley


Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon


Vintage: 2016


Tasting note: A nose that reminds of dark fruit and hints of mint with good body and structure on the palate. The wine shows an enhanced colour and balance with soft tannin while retaining juicy blackcurrant aromas complemented by a touch of vanilla spice , a hint of mint and supple, ripe tannins .

Niel Joubert Merlot 2015, Paarl, South Africa

Niel Joubert Merlot

Appellation: Paarl


Blend: Merlot


Vintage: 2015


Tasting note: Deep plum core with fading edge. Rich ripe plum nose. Hints of chocolate and vanilla with floral backing. Equally rich plum flavours in the mouth and full, soft flow across the palate. Hints of chocolate develop in the mouth while the floral backing becomes more apparent. Supple tannins lead into dry, smooth finish.

Niel Joubert Pinotage 2015, Paarl, South Africa

Niel Joubert Pinotage

Appellation: Paarl


Blend: Pinotage


Vintage: 2015


Tasting note: Medium to light, grainy edge, blue purple. Ripe plum on the nose with light spice backing. Hints of cherry and light earthiness. Good full mouth with more flavours than the nose suggested. Ripe plum with slight smoky trace. Light, supple tannins with smooth flow across the plate. Dry finish with ripe berry notes and lasting spice.