A good bottle (or case) of wine makes for the perfect gift to be enjoyed now or in many years when the memories of your thoughtfulness will add a nostalgic note to the wine’s bouquet.
BABYLONSTOREN MOURVÈDRE ROSÉ2022 An elegant and dry salmon-pink wine with raspberries and rose petals on the nose and crushed pomegranate and watermelon on the palate, well-balanced by subtle acidity. R135.
NEDERBURG PRIVATE BIN TWO CENTURIES CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018
A refined and elegant high-end Nederburg red, hand-crafted from the highest calibre grapes and bursting with black fruit, floral and spicy herb notes. Exceptionally age-worthy. R395.
BLAAUWKLIPPEN BLUSH ROSÉ 2022
An alluring and distinctly characterful blend of Zinfandel and Malbec, this sought-after 2022 Blush Rosé balances the fresh crispness of a dry white wine with the rich fruitiness of a red. R105.
ENDURA SINGLE VINEYARD CHENIN BLANC 2020 On the nose, this Chenin Blanc from Perdeberg delivers notes of citrus, lemon and ripe stone fruit, leading into a buttery, rich and complex palate well-balanced with acidity and minerality. R250.
BLACK ELEPHANT CANNED WINES
Black Elephant’s canned Sauvignon Blanc has emerged on the other end of a total design reimagining, with a rosé and signature red blend added to the repertoire. The Franschhoek winery also donates R1 of every can sold to reintegrate elephants into their natural habitats. R29.50 per can.
LA MOTTE VIN DE JOIE ROSÉ 2022
Made in celebration of the estate’s French heritage, this delicate yet complex rosé is the perfect summer wine, with well-defined notes of nectarine, melon, rose petal and Turkish delight. R99.
HAUTE CABRIÈRE CHARDONNAY RESERVE 2021
This maiden vintage is a wine of great depth and persistence on the palate. Zesty citrus notes are complemented by an austere minerality, ending in a finish that goes for miles. The ageing potential is five to 10 years. R160.
LABORIE CHENIN BLANC 2022
A lively and fresh Chenin Blanc with a prominent bouquet of pear, tropical fruit and litchi, underscored by rich oak. On the palate, concentrated flavours of guava and hints of citrus. R67.
STEENBERG SAUVIGNON BLANC 2022
This zesty Constantia Valley wine has a rich bouquet of gooseberry, lemon zest, green apple, white peach, lively citrus blossom and quince flavours and a distinctive mineral core. R149.
PERDEBERG’ THE VINEYARD COLLECTION’ GRENACHE NOIR 2021
Made in an elegant, new-world style from dryland growing conditions, this dark red wine delivers aromas of red berries, cherries and spices, a smooth palate of soft tannins and generous fruit flavours. R105.