Savory, luscious and aromatic, with waves of dark chocolate, spice and wild berries, this wine is meaty and rich in character with a spin of smoke. Blended with a touch of Mourvèdre and Viognier for added depth, it’s smooth but sturdy and has aging potential.
Rustenberg’s second label, Brampton, enclosed in screwcap, shines because of its focus on fruit. This Shiraz glows with aromas of cola, sour cherry, lemon and spice. Underneath the veneer are layers of red berry and blueberry flavors, tempered with coffee, lemon, and just the right amount of oak. Full but silky, with sweet tannins, this is enjoyable now and can…
A nose of plum and dark cherry, blended with a touch of oak and smoke typify this stylish Cabernet from master winemaker Adi Badenhorst. The flavors are ripe and fruity, but a subtle, elegant minerality and fine but sturdy tannins give it class. Finishes with a touch of sweetness.
This is an impressive blend of luscious berry and spice elements. The nose is all luscious blackberry and pepper, and the flavors, juicy fruit backed by tobacco and cinnamon, are memorable. Age or drink now—it’s ready.
This is a structured, balanced white with aromas of gooseberry, flint and spice on the nose, and flavors of fresh citrus and fruit on the palate. Clean and crisp but offering complexity, this wine marries rich fruit and cracking acid very successfully. Pair with spicy Indian cuisine, grilled seafood.
Red berry fruit, cloves and pepper lead on this sultry Cabernet from winemaker Marc Kent. On the palate, complex but easy-to-drink layers of chocolate, tobacco, subtle smoke and red berry dominate. Tannin structure allows for aging.
A great value in Viognier, thanks to moderate use of oak, which also brightens the fruit in this wine. It has vibrant citrus in the mouth, with cantaloupe and a hint of vanilla from older oak. The aromas are similar, with some honeysuckle, while the body is full and creamy, despite racy acids. The alcohol (15.5%) shows through a bit on the finish, but overall a…
Elegant fruit and minerals on the nose start this affordable wine from Brampton. Balanced, refreshing but substantial, it offers lovely Chardonnay fruit with a layered character. Overall, a wine to impress.