The Chamonix Troika (meaning: Russian sleigh pulled by three horses) has deep ruby mulberry colour when young, with scents that recall vanilla, sweet ripe cherries, blackberries, cinnamon and other spices. The wine is amply structured, full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and berry sensations, fine harmony and length of flavour.
Although impressive young, it should reach a prime at 10-15 years.
Cabernet Franc 51%
Cabernet Sauvignon 40%
The Keermont Merlot 2018 has a deep royal red colour. Beautiful dusty, ripe strawberry fruit nose with notes of dried herbs, cigar box and cinnamon. The palate is soft, but clean and elegant. The wine exudes flavours of ripe red fruit with undertones of orange rind and dried herbs. Soft chalky tannins and good natural acidity help to maintain a fresh elegance and a long, succulent dry finish. Best drinking: 2022-2032.
Bright crimson red in the glass, although more opaque than dark. This wine opens with dusty, ripe strawberry aromas complimented by hints of baked pudding, vanilla, and sweet citrus blossom. The palate is tight and effortless. There is a firm chalky tannin structure and an array of flavours from ripe plum and berries to more savoury herbs and oak tannin. The finish is long and succulent with lingering cherry flavours and grippy tannins. Drink 2021-2035.
Supermooie Blend van Cab Sauv/Merlot en Cinsault naar het oude kaapse recept van de jaren 60!!
A vibrant red blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Merlot. Matured in older barrels for up to 16 months.
This wine is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet franc.
A rich and complex Bordeaux style blend from Stellenbosch based on Cabernet Sauvignon and matured for 22 months in French oak.
This wine is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet franc from some of the best vineyards around Stellenbosch.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 80% Cinsault 20%
Staatmaker is an Afrikaans term referring to someone of great dependable and unwavering qualities, elements that have made this blend so popular with cape winemakers of old.
This harmoniously characterful blend of classic varieties aims to reflect the individuality of the sites in which it is grown through its fresh and fragrant aromas of red fruit as well as shrubby fynbos notes. On the palate the wine expresses the vintage through a supple and finely hewn texture as well as beautiful fruit concentration before a long, vinously savoury finish.
Merlot is a pivotal red varietal on Rustenberg alongside Cabernet Sauvignon. Displaying excellent concentration and structure, the Stellenbosch Merlot is designed to age well and stand up to any rich hearty meal.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals perform very well under the climate conditions of the region and Rustenberg is known to be one of South Africa’s top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends and varietals.
The Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon shows typical Cabernet Sauvignon flavour and aroma profiles of dark berries and tobacco with a well-structured and lengthy palate.
The “Peter Barlow” derives its name from the man who bought the property in 1941 and lovingly restored it to become a South African icon in the wine industry. Being made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the oldest vineyard on the estate, the Peter Barlow is a rich, robust varietal example of the exceptional quality and age-ability of Cabernet made on the Estate and in the Simonsberg region. A highly collected wine which will age gracefully under the correct cellaring conditions.