Beyers Truter, legendary winemaker of Kanonkop (which he left in 2004) also produces wines from his own estate, Beyerskloof. This Cab-Merlot blend is a smooth, ripe wine, with full-on juicy fruit backed up by sweet, ripe tannins. But it is not excessive, as the brakes of restraint are put on just at the right moment.
A gorgeous blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Shiraz and 20% Pinotage, this decadent red boasts intense notes of sweet smoke, cigar spice, black pepper and leather amidst the dark fruit core. The mouthfeel is lush and creamy with structured tannins that linger through the long chocolate-infused finish.
A beautiful example of 100% Pinotage. Gorgeous aromas of cassis, black berry and plum abound from this deep red wine. Firmly structured but approachable with the potential to age gracefully another three to five years. Unsweetened cocoa and concentrated dark fruit linger through the lengthy finish.
A strong rendition of this distinctive South African variety that shows bouncy, exuberant fruit. Sweet plum aromas and flavors, a ripe mouthfeel and an almost jammy blackberry finish make it a winner. Possesses Shiraz-like qualities, but its own unique flavor profile. Best Buy
Pinotage aromas of woodsmoke and sour cherry segue into Bordeaux scents of dried tobacco and cassis. This blend of 45% Pinotage with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot juxtaposes the former’s vibrant fruit with structured tannin and brown leaf flavors. Smooth, incorporating high acidity, the oak still needs time to fully integrate.
Starts off beautifully with aromas of mulberry, smoke, eraser and a hint of lemon leading to dark berry fruit flavors. Then notes of leather crop up, and later gain strength. Yet this wine is smooth with a medium-full body and plenty of fruit to keep pace over the next year.
An interesting blend of 80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Pinotage, this white is fresh and fruity, with an enticing mixture of citrusy flowers and small red berries. There’s a touch of earthiness on the palate, with a nice smoothness its medium weight. So crisp and alive now; drink up.
An intersting and fruit-forward Cape blend composed of 57% Pinotage, 23% Shiraz, 14% Cab Sauv and 6% Merlot. Kirsch and red plum along with subtle accents of rubber and tar fill the profile. Soft and quite easygoing with low tannins and a short finish.