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Ashbourne Sandstone 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Sandstone (Sauvignon Blanc) is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, the latter matured in clay amphora for around...
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Beaumont Pinotage 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Sebastian Beaumont and family have been farming and making wine in the Bot River since 1974, focusing on cooler-climate expressions of...
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Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2016 750ml

Rated 93 - Inviting bright red. Complex, musky, woodsy scents of dark cherry, raspberry, licorice, flowers, herbs and spicy underbrush; this has...
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Iona Vineyards One Man Band 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - The maiden 2008 One Man Band comes from handpicked Syrah that forms around 80% of the blend, augmented by Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet...
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Paul Cluver Chardonnay Seven Flags 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - Exotic aromas play with creamy melted lemon butter, herbs and citrus zest alongside layers of wet grey slate minerality. The palate has...
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Paul Cluver Gewurztraminer 2016 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is blended with 10% Semillon and is matured in used oak. It has a clean and fresh bouquet with Apple blossom...
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Paul Cluver Pinot Noir Seven Flags 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2013 Seven Flags Pinot Noir is the seventh vintage and comes from the oldest vines from 113 Dijon clone, from the top left hand...
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Paul Cluver Riesling (Dry Encounter) 2015 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2015 Dry Encounter Riesling has a crisp, slightly chalky bouquet that soon ebbs away to reveal white peach and apricot scents. The...
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750ml Overberg South Africa

The South African wine region of Overberg takes its name from its location in relation to that of the country’s capital city, Cape Town. It is ‘over the mountains’, or berg. For the past three decades, this region has been steadily establishing itself as one of the most important and finest of all of South Africa’s wine regions, thanks to the dedication of the vintners who call this place home.

Overberg owes much of its success to its altitude. The region is situated around seven hundred meters above sea level, which allows the vines to receive more hours of sunlight than those in neighboring regions. This altitude also allows for a cooler climate, and a longer ripening season which produces grapes of remarkable character and balance, which are used in the region’s distinctive and increasingly popular wines. Complex, acidic, fresh and balanced are the typical adjectives used to describe the wines which come out of Overberg, and they are a fantastic example of what native French varietals can be in new and interesting locations. The most popular grapes planted in this part of South Africa are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc - the altitude and coolness suiting these white grapes perfectly. Red varietals are also grown there to great success, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Petit Verdot.

Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.