One can imagine the brief given to Abraham Izak Perold who perfected the crossing of Pinot Noir and Cinsault in 1924: ‘Professor, we want you to create a uniquely South African grape variety that has all the nobility of Pinot Noir but the high-yielding potential of Cinsault’. Pinotage is what...
Powerful berry fruit aromas give way to cigar boxes and dark chocolate followed by vanilla and oak spices. Full-bodied with appealing blackberry flavours followed by tobacco, chocolate toast and vanilla. A good tannic structure adds complexity and long maturation potential.
Rich plum & blackberry aromas complemented by oak & clove notes. Herbaceous characteristics. Full body, velvety richness & lush mouth feel. Old world elegance with new world fruit.
Dark ruby colour, deep spicy aromas of ripe plums & blackberries. Flavours of raisins & dark cherries. Smooth aftertaste, velvet fruit finish that lingers. Can even be served chilled.
The flagship wine of Annexkloof. This soft, elegant Malbec has typlical flavours of black plum and mulberry. Fine well structured tannins and complexity of fruit on the palate. Aged for 2 years in second and third fill oak barrels. Serve with duck, chicken, lamb and creamy fish.
Shiraz/Mouvedre/Grenache A well-balanced and complex blend. Named after winemaker's father, Toeloe Basson. A strong, full bodied character leading the way. Aged for 14 months in French oak.
A spicy full bodied red wine, with white pepper undertones. Slight French oak gives this wine a soft tannin structure with smooth mouth feel. Combining dark berry fruit with spicy richness makes this wine a drinking pleasure. Able to age for five years.
Attractive fruity flavours - raspberry, strawberry, red cherry and plum - dominate the nose of this wine, with just a touch of wood to add to the complexity of the bouquet. The fruit bursts through on the pallet and lingers to complement the medium-full body of the wine.
A fabulously aromatic Rhône-inspired blend, with bramble fruit, violets and complex smoky-mineral notes. The palate is seamlessly textured and beautifully balanced, with real lift yet no lack of power
5 way Bordeaux Blend with a splash of Shiraz. This dry full-bodied red wine is a fusion of black currant and spice with a hint of chocolate with sweet tobacco and fynbos on the nose.
Matured in French oak, this wine has a surprisingly fresh mid-palate with cherry and soft prune dark flavours and a hint of spice. This won a gold at the International Wine Challenge in London, and was voted in the Top 20 Shiraz at the Shiraz SA Challenge.
Our new flagship Bordeaux blend is set to be a classic with an intriguing fragrance of violets and thyme. Dry and full-bodied, it is a well-balanced wine with a spicy warmth and intense undertones of blackcurrant and tobacco. Won a double Michelangelo International Wine Award in South Africa.
57% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec Bordeaux style blend with dense saturated purple colour with violet, chocolate and ripe mulberry aromas followed on the palate by cassis and a hint of almond. This full bodied wine exhibits ripe tannins, exquisite balance and a long subtle velvety finish. Will age...
Shiraz brings the juicy ripe berry texture with some spice while the Mourvedre tightens up the blend and brings a herbal focus and length.
33% Petit Verdot, 13% Shiraz, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Beautifully complex with aromas of eucalyptus, coffee and cloves. The palate is suprisingly fresh with bitter cherries, dark chocolate and blackcurrants, hints of cloves, tobacco and spice on the back palate.
A delicate style with layers of cherry and strawberries on the pallet with an herbal nose. This wine has a good acidity, showing soft vanilla flavours on the finish
This wine is mouth filling and very well rounded. Well balanced and smooth with deep, dark chocolate-dipped plums on the palate and a savoury end.
Darling of origin, darling by nature. Grown in vineyards that have been described as "Shiraz Heaven", this wine's luscious fruit was accessorised with the very best French Oak, making a package that is so appealing and seductive that it could only be named after the experience one has when drinking...
4* in Platters The wine is deep red and is a smooth easy drinking wine to be enjoyed now. Body, power & intensity to cassis, tobacco & cocoa. Good concentration, long finish.