Tamboerskloof Viogner 2014

A light straw coloured Viognier with apricot, white peach and jasmine flavours on the nose which mingle nicely with a full yet lively palate. Great minerality and spice round off this delicate wine’s exspression of it’s terroir.

Recommended food pairing

Duck-salad, Indian cuisine, Bobotie, lamb and light curries.

Tamboerskloof Syrah 2010

Ruby in colour, this wine has a complex nose with inviting black currant pastille fruit and supportive white pepper, garrigue (fynbos) and spicy flavours. A well-balanced palate confirms the nose with firm tannin and a lingering peppery aftertaste. Decant 30 minutes prior to serving.

Recommended food pairing

Asian dishes with plum sauces or dishes with cranberries or berries make a great companion to the spice on this wine. Enjoy with any sort of red meats, especially ostrich fillet and venison are a great match.

Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2009

The Tamboerskloof John Spicer Syrah 2010 is a well structured and balanced, opaque, purple-black coloured Syrah with a magenta rim and deep intensity. The nose develops with medium, but pronounced intensity showing pure, red and black berry fruit, rose hip as well as savoury, meaty notes, followed by berry-pastille fruit and complex spices on the palate. The wine finishes dry with great depth of flavour, elegant structure, firm tannins and a medium plus body.

Recommended food pairing

The wine pairs well with red meat and game flavoured with herbs, berry coulis or smoky spices as well as sweeter dishes of pork, duck or spiced Asian styled dishes accompanied by plum sauces.

Moet and Chandon Ice Imperial

Moet Ice Imperial is the world's first champagne specifically created to be enjoyed on ice during the day when the weather is hot. This new champagne experience combines fun, fresh and free sensations while remaining true to the Moet and Chandon style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

Ice Imperial is a deep gold color with amber highilghts and powerful aromas of tropical fruits (mango, guava), stonefruits (nectarine), and a note of raspberry. On the palate there is a broad, fleshy, voluptuous flavor of fresh fruit salad, the captivating sweetness of caramel and quince jelly, and the refreshing acidity of grapefruit and ginger notes.

Moet and Chandon Imperial

The color is an elegant golden straw yellow with amber highlights. Its aromas are radiant, revealing bright yellow-fleshed fruits (apple, pear, yellow peach), honey, floral nuances (lime blossom) and elegant blond notes (brioche and fresh nuts).

The palate is seductive, richly flavorful and smooth combining generosity and subtlety, fullness and vigor, followed by a delicately fresh crispiness (fruit with seeds), to reveal the magical balance of Champagne.

Moet and Chandon Rose Imperial

Brut Impèrial Rosè is a blend of the three wine varieties, with an emphasis on Pinot Noir, embodying a fruity and daring character. Rosè with shades of copper, good intensity

This Champagne displays lively, expressive, amomas dominated by the scent of wild strawberries. It is full-bodied, with zestful, assertive fruitiness.

Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2014

Winemaker’s notes

The wine has a pale straw colour with a green tinge. The intense aromas of tropical fruit and is well supported by an elegant vanilla and nutty bouquet. The palate is rich and vibrant with layers of sundried fruits, nougat and a lemony aftertaste. The rich and ripe flavours are in perfect harmony with the zesty minerality.

Recommended food pairing

Serve this delightful Chenin with rich seafood dishes such as seared Tuna with balsamic reduction, flame grilled line fish with a lemon butter and grilled vegetables or West Coast mussels in a creamy white wine sauce.

Origin

Franschhoek / Walker Bay

Grape varieties

94 % Chenin Blanc / 6 % Viognier

Style of wine

Wood Fermented Dry White Wine

Allée Bleue Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Winemaker’s notes

Star light hue with shades of green. Sweet tropical fruit invites you on the nose. This is followed by intense passion fruit aromas well supported by hints of green pepper and typical Sauvignon Blanc herbaceousness. The palate is fresh and lively with loads of summer flavours and a clean, crisp finish.

Recommended food pairing

Light vegetarian pasta with fresh Allée Bleue herbs. Scallops in a fresh citrus jus topped with marinated orange peel.

Origin

Walker Bay

Grape varieties

91 % Sauvignon Blanc / 9 % Semillon

Style of wine

Dry white wine

Allée Bleue Starlette Rosé 2014

Tasting notes

Lovely cherry blossom colour. Fruit driven style with abundant sweet strawberry and rose petal aromas. Also a hint of spiciness that derives from the Shiraz grapes. The palate reminiscent of candy floss with hints of raspberry. A well balanced and cheerful Rose.

Recommended food pairing

On its own. Salami topped bruschetta. Lamb skewered onto rosemary stalks and grilled over a smokey fire.

Origin

Franschhoek

Grape varieties

89% Shiraz & 11% Sauvignon Blanc

Style of wine

Rosé wine

Allée Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013

Winemaker’s notes

A deep ruby red colour. Intense flavours of fynbos, mint and in particular, blueberry welcome you on the nose, followed by aromas of cinnamon, lead pencil and dark chocolate. The palate is full flavoured with ripe cherries and a spicy undertone. All these are then beautifully wrapped in supple tannins which give this wine great balance and elegance.

Recommended food pairing

A elegant and stylish wine that will pair beautifully with Fillet Mignon and Bèarnaise Sauce or roast leg of lamb with rosemary sprigs and baby potatoes.

Origin

Banghoek( Stellenbosch)

Grape varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 56%, Merlot 44%

Style of wine

Wood matured Dry Red Wine

Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2010

Winemaker’s notes

Red wine - delicate flavours of fynbos, cedar and cigar box, all beautifully wrapped in blackberry fruit. The palate is reminiscent of spice, dark chocolate and cinnamon with elegant and soft tannins. This is a unique wine which will intrigue even the best connoisseur.

Recommended food pairing

Pairs with confit of duck or a rich and delectable oxtail potjie with sweet potatoes. This wine will bring out the heart in any meal.

Origin

Stellenbosch

Grape varieties

Cabernet Franc 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 39%, Merlot 16%, Petit Verdot 5%

Style of wine

Wood matured dry red wine

Allée Bleue Isabeau 2012

Winemaker’s notes

The colour is a pale straw hue with shades of green. Abundant citrus and dried apricot welcomes you on the nose. Layers of spicy cinnamon and soft vanilla follow. The palate is silky with elegant flavours of summer fruits and lingering lemon aftertaste. The wine is in perfect balance and will age beautifully over the next 2-4 years.

Recommended food pairing

Serve with Thai Style duck breast with a ginger jus and stir fried noodles. Chicken and a light saffron sauce with a side salad.

Origin

Western Cape

Grape varieties

33% Semillon and 66% Chardonnay and 6% Viognier

Style of wine

Wooded dry white wine

Allée Bleue Shiraz 2012

Winemaker’s notes

Intense deep red colour. Powerful bouquet of violets, cinnamon and chocolate followed by ripe cherries. The palate is smooth and silky, packed with berry fruit and spicy nuances.

Recommended food pairing

Ostrich kebabs basted with redcurrant jelly and freshly ground pink peppercorns, finished with a Shiraz reduction. Medallions of Springbok rubbed with cumin and flash roasted – served with spiced beetroot.

Origin

Western Cape

Grape varieties

33% Semillon and 66% Chardonnay and 6% Viognier

Style of wine

Wooded dry white wine

Allée Bleue Pinotage 2012

Winemaker’s notes

Intense brick red color. Upfront fruit reminding of ripe cherries and strawberries. Followed by sweet vanilla pods and some liquorice which are all true to the cultivar. The palate is rich ,soft and very elegant. A full flavored Pinotage which reflects the terroir and the cultivar. Will aged well over the next 3-5 years.

Recommended food pairing

The wine is ideal for Springbok lion Beef Wellington with a berry jus and glazed vegetables.

Origin

Piekenierskloof (Citrusdal Mountain)

Grape varieties

Pinotage

Style of wine

Wood matured Dry Red Wine

Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Tasting Notes

Predominant flavours are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavoursome finish.

Blend Information

100% Sauvignon Blanc

In The Cellar

The juice was cleaned by means of floatation after it was racked and inoculated to ferment at low temperatures. Left on the lees for months before blending and bottling.

Characteristics

Type : White    Style: Dry    Taste: Herbaceous

Neil Ellis Elgin Chardonnay 2014

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with vibrant green hues. Attractive nectarine and white peach notes dominate the nose. Yeast and fine oak add layers and character. The palate is flavoursome and creamy with notes of secondary barrel fermentation. Subtle use of oak provides structure and complexity of flavour.

Blend Information

100% Chardonnay

In The Cellar

This wine was fermented and matured on the lees for 6 months in French oak puncheons. Wild yeast fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation add complexity and mouth feel to this wine.

Characteristics

Type : White    Style: Dry

Neil Ellis Groenekloof Shiraz 2012

Tasting Notes

Tim Atkin MW Lovely, aromatic, red-fruits nose. Subtle, refreshing and complex graphite-like mineral palate. Well balanced, with low-key winemaking. Meaty and complex.
Guy Harcourt-Wood Rich, spicy, dark fruit palate. Complex, chalky tannins with balancing acidity. Warm, lingering finish.
Greg Sherwood MW Dusty, chalky, graphite and woodsmoke notes. Minty, leafy sweet black plum and cherry spice. Textural and round, carries the alcohol well. Fragrant, sweet and complex. Palate complexity grows and grows.

Blend Information

100% Shiraz

Characteristics

Type : Red

Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Tasting Notes

Medium red, purple in colour with high-toned blackcurrant, violet and cedar aromas and touches of mint, so typical of a Jonkershoek wine. The rich, ripe opulent but youthful palate has plummy fruit, a background of new oak and fine tannins. This is a multi-faceted wine that needs time to mature.

Blend Information

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

In The Cellar

Fermentation is initiated in stainless steel tanks. The crushed grapes underwent a series of pump overs until dry. Further maceration is allowed before drawing off and light pressing. Malolactic fermentation completed in new French oak barrels. This wine spent 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

Characteristics

Type : Red    Style: Dry    Body: Medium

Neil Ellis Rodanos 2010

Tasting Notes

Deep in colour, this wine shows wonderful overlapping of aromas and flavours. A rich, ripe and generous soft mid palate with a juicy impression is supported by layered complexity.

Blend Information

80% Shiraz, 20% Grenache

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless steel tanks and underwent a series of punch downs and pump-overs until dry. Further maceration allowed before drawing off and light pressing. This wine spent 18 months in 500 litre French oak barrels of which 33% was new.

Characteristics

Type : Red    Style: Dry    Body: Soft

Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2011

Tasting Notes

Vibrant crimson colour. Perfumed and spicy with rich plummy fruit. A medium bodied palate with good weight. Fine grained fruit tannins complement a rich concentrated palate.

Blend Information

100% Grenache

In The Cellar

Fermentation initiated in stainless tanks and underwent a series of punch downs before completion of fermentation and malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This wine spent 18 months on 20% 1st fill and the balance was on 4th fill and older.

Characteristics

Type : Red    Style: Dry

Laurent Perrier Brut Gift pack with glasses

This non-vintage sparkling white wine which originates from france is every champagne lovers dream. A bottle of the ever popular Laurent Perrir Brut and two sublime laurent Perrier branded champagne flute glasses is an awesome gift that leaves unforgettable memories in the ming of the receipient.

It is a well defined champagne with hints of citrus and white fruits moving onto a fine long finish. it can be kept for many years or consumed now

Liqour Style

Sparkling white

Current Vintage

Non Vintage

Country

France