Bordeaux Style Selection


A selection of wines made of the world famous black grape Cabernet Sauvignon, part is blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Small yields, hand selected grapes and maturation on French oak. The cuvées are full-bodied & firm in style, maturing beautifully in the bottle.
Selection of 6 bottles


Rupert & Rothschild Classique 2018

Characteristics:
Aromas of red plum, raspberries and cherries are prominent, layered with forest floor and oak spice expressed as toasted caramel and walnut. The palate has a fresh red fruit core with soft-textured tannins and good persistence. Handpicked grapes, fermented in stainless steel with extended skin contact. 16 months on French oak of 225L. 51% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. Ageing potential of at least 7 years from vintage.

Food pairing:
Combine with excellent red meat, eg fillet or chateaubriand, or with a coq au vin, ossobucco or lamb casseroles. Can be served with hard cheeses. The winemaker advises Springbok loin or braised Springbok shoulder with aromatic potato pudding with a gastrique of port sherry and puffed barley.

 

Neethlingshof The Caracal 2018

Characteristics:
Intense dark red. Elegant, succulent, robust dry wine, with an explosion of plum, blackcurrant and cherry. Well-structured and long-lasting finish with firm but supple tannins. Deliciously matured Bordeauxstyle from Stellenbosch (45% Cab Sauv, 24% Merlot, 14% Petit Verdot, 9% Cab Franc and 8% Malbec). Strict VEGAN guidelines were adhered to during the entire farming and winemaking process. Can be cellared for another decade!

Food pairing:
Combine with baked or grilled red meat: beef, lamb or venison. When choosing vegan, go for lentils, beans, risottos combined with aubergines or mushrooms.


Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Characteristics:
Deep ruby red, spicy aroma with notes of plums and ripe cherries, tobacco and tea leaves, elegant fruit with dry tannins and fine acidity, concentrated long finish. Cellar for 10 years. This wine won a Gold Medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019!

Food pairing:
Baked or grilled red meat or ground game, with flavourful sauces.


Neethlingshof 1802 Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Characteristics:
Complex, full-bodied and perfectly balanced Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, crafted by Cabernet connoisseur-winemaker De Wet Viljoen. Deep ruby colour, attractive aromatics of cassis and sugarbush, harmonised with cedar and earthy  characteristics. Full-bodied wine with a beautiful fresh intro leading to a long finish displaying flavours of spice, cherries and cloves.  Wood ageing of 18 months in a combination of 33% new and 67% second-fill French oak. Only three of the finest barrels were selected and a total of 1,197 bottles were filled on 6 August 2019. Ready to enjoy now, but will most definitely benefit from further aging of between 10 and 15 years, as any great Cabernet Sauvignon is known to do.

Food pairing:
Try with grilled red meat, roast lamb with rosemary or thyme, pork or turkey. For the vegetarians, good old mac & cheese is great especially if extra-cheesy while an equally-cheesy mushroom risotto will also do the trick!


Schild Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Characteristics: 
Dense colour with dark purple hues. Fresh dark fruit bouquet supported by subtle secondary notes of cedar and sandalwood. The palate provides creamy dark berry fruit, firm and deep aromas, with just a hint of dusty tannins. Complex with a long finish. Drink now to 2022.

Food pairing: serve with braised beef, fine lamb, a quality hamburger or polenta & roasted mushrooms with thyme. 


Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2018

Characteristics:
Pleasant, round and full. Aromas of cassis, black currant, mouthfilling with raspberries, plums and a hint of chocolate. Bordeaux blend of 85% Cabernet, 13% Petit Verdot, 1% Merlot and 1% Petite Sirah. 12 months on French oak.

Food pairing:
Combine with red meat, lamb or mildly spiced sauces.



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