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Shortwood Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot South Africa
A blend of 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot. Blackberry aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon team up with ripe flavours from the Merlot grape, ensuring a soft and long finish. Ideal companion to roasted dark meat and any type of cheese.Shiraz/SyrahRich & Fruity RedsSouth Africa2019750 ml13-13.5%
Shortwood Sauvignon Blanc South Africa
This refreshingly crisp Sauvignon Blanc has aromas and flavours of green fig, citrus fruits with a hint of lemon grass. Enjoy this fruit friendly wine with most seafood dishes, lighter foods or simply on its own.Sauvignon BlancCrisp & Refreshing WhitesSouth Africa2020750 ml11%-12.5%
Excelsior Sauvignon Blanc South Africa
Great quaffing wine, but rather a superior quaffing wine and also a good food wine. From a great Estate in Robertson! Green appley characters but not sharp. Refreshing and fruity, finishes with that touch of minerality which elevates it from the masses. Lovely winter wine, summer wine, spring wine, autumn wine….Sauvignon BlancCrisp & Refreshing WhitesSouth Africa2019750 ml13-13.5%
Excelsior “Paddock” Shiraz South Africa
This is widely regarded as the El Nino year in South Africa. The summer was hotter and riper than normal which required some adaptation in the vineyards to ensure a quality grape harvest. Grapes were harvested earlier than normal to ensure that there was freshness in the wines. The positive aspect of the drought was a very healthy crop with good concentration. The red wines from 2017 are rich and very structured.
30% of the wine was aged in french and american oak barrels for 8 months.Spicy and dried herbs, every bit a Shiraz but with more restraint and structure than an Aussie Shiraz of the same price (in my humble opinion). Good spice and tannins make it good with food but it’s still soft enough to enjoy on its own. Maybe it’s the 15% of Petit Verdot in the blend which elevates it from the norm?Shiraz/SyrahRich & Fruity RedsSouth Africa2019750 ml14%+
Excelsior Purebred Red South Africa
From a great Estate in Robertson Shiraz Vines and Merlot combine together with a hint of oak, but mainly left to settle and rest in tank for nine months before release. Blackcurrants, cherries and spices. This is a soft and smooth wine very easy to drink on its own.Red BlendsSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2020750 ml14%+
Du Plevaux Pinotage South Africa
“A hidden gem” – Platter’s 2016. A masculine Pinotage with a rich dark plum colour, complemented by a structured palate of coffee, chocolate & black berries which support the long soft finish. A minimal five months in barrels make it fruit-driven rather than too oaky.
Drink now to 2024Other Single Varietal RedSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2018750 ml14%+
Du Plevaux Madeleine Menanteau Sauvignon Blanc South Africa
Rich style of Sauvignon Blanc, classy Gold-medal winner at the 2018 Vitis Vinifera Awards. Made from the top selection of Sauvignon Blanc grapes on the farm each year, this is their top blend.
Drink now to end 2022Sauvignon BlancRich WhitesSouth Africa2018750 ml13-13.5%
Mooi Bly Chenin Blanc
The return of an old friend. Erik & Liesbet’s Chenin Blanc was the only one to hit the spot for me when we first visited South Africa. This new 2019 vintage is in. Hues of fresh, green edges make the colour very inviting. The nose is almost spicy and minerally at the same time. The palate is complex; dry and minerally but still quite rich. A very satisfying white wine.Other Single Varietal WhiteUnoaked WhitesSouth Africa2019750 ml13-13.5%
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Excelsior San Louis Shiraz
In 1979 San Louis fell ill, stopped eating and grew tremendously weak. His grave was dug, but as he was being led to it, the decision was made to try and treat him for a little longer. Seven months later he had recovered completely. On 7 February 1981 San Louis won the 1600m Guineas horse race, one of South Africa’s most prestigious races.
This vineyard is situated on deep, calcareous soils that allow deep root penetration. This enables the vineyard to withstand heat and drought.
This wine has an explosive nose of chocolate, espresso, fruitcake, and sweet oak spice. The palate is rich and very soft, with ripe flavours of black cherries and a long rich aftertaste.Shiraz/SyrahOakey RedsSouth Africa2019750 ml13-13.5%
Excelsior Gondolier Merlot
This Merlot pays homage to Gondolier, one of the most renowned thoroughbred racehorses bred at Excelsior. Six months after receiving extensive physiotherapy on an injury to his hind leg that had left him completely lame, Gondolier won the 1985 Durban July, South Africa’s most prestigious horse race. Today Gondolier is regarded as one of the legends of South African horse racing.
This Merlot comes from vines planted on calcareous soils and represent the best Merlot produced on Excelsior.
Deep ruby red colour with a black core. This wine is medium to full-bodied with aromas of blackcurrants, chocolate and earth. The wine has rich but exceptionally soft tannins and a long finish.MerlotSoft & Smooth RedsSouth Africa2018750 ml14%+
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