OUR WINELIST

OUR WINE LIST
34 South’s extensive wine list offers a range of wines and Champagne to cater for all tastes. From flinty Sauvignon Blancs and fruity Chenins, award winning Cabernets, Shirazes and Merlots to some of the finest Champagnes available.
From flinty Sauvignon Blancs and fruity Chenins, award winning Cabernets, Shirazes and Merlots to some of the finest Champagnes available, at 34 South you’re bound to find a wine to tickle your palate.
From fresh-from-the-ocean oysters to delicate sushi, smorrebrod to crunchy salads, pasta and curries to hearty meat dishes, let our Pairing Food and Wine Guide enhance the enjoyment of your meal.
These fine wines are the BEST that we’ve tasted, that are currently available. Sublime, elegant, structured and above all, wines with ATTITUDE. These winners below all scored 8 to 9 out of 10 - truly great examples of the winemaker’s art. We LOVED them and hope YOU will too.
23 years ago – a year after 34 South opened on the Knysna Waterfront as a partnership between Charles van Tonder and Leslie Pieters, Charles asked PeeBee (Peter Bishop, a Mathematics teacher and Sports coach) to procure some old wines to sell and to advise on selections. Some great collections were sold and people came back each year looking for their birthday year wine or “What’s new?” We started a popular PeeBee’s Top Ten that made searching easier, and the big selling point was the story as narrated or as hand-written on cards. In that way, each customer was a winner – he had something he could brag about – and why not. PeeBee’s interest in wine started in 1975 by BeeJay Lankwarden – a man of great kindness and aplomb. He has written on wine for Wynboer and for the CXPress and, now resident in Cape Town still attends top tastings to keep informed. PeeBee, Charles and Keith (Davis) – the Manager of 34 South – taste wines periodically in order to create a “A Rare and Fine Wine” Selection more specifically aimed at the tourist who wishes to be exposed to a higher level of wine than on ordinary lists. PeeBee looks at the structure, the memory, the length of the wine. Charles makes no apology for his role: “I taste it, I like it. It is much more than “eminently drinkable!” now, at the table, or at home. Keith, who deals directly with the Fine Wine lover focuses on the finish in so far as the wine matches the dishes at 34 South.
NEWTON JOHNSON PINOT NOIR 2017 ***** From all soils of farm’s sites. Perfumed with cranberries and violets; denser fruit substrata from clay-rich vineyards; then firm structure from higher-lying gravel, with Burgundian oak boost. Finesse, elegance, complexity.

THE 34 SOUTH WINE PANEL

CEDERBERG 5 GENERATIONS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 ***** David Nieuwoudt, 5th generation in the high-lying cool Cedeberg mountains is proud of the “Stellenbosch taken to the Hills” farm. Only 3000 of this particular wine is produced - mostly for the Winemakers Guild. Black currant, cassis, cherry, tobacco - a symphony of tastes.
JEREMY WALKER’S GRANGEHURST NIKELA ***** IN 1993 Jeremy joined the Pinotage Association who decreed that a “Cape Blend” must have 24% Pinotage and that is what he did to this wine. 24% Pinotage with the same amount of Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, fermented separately in barrels for 28 months and only released a decade later. Nikela means the offering of a gift to one’s ancestor.
SPRINGFIELD WORK OF TIME 2014 **** Maverick and Patriarch Abrie Bruwer values the names of his wines as his legacy to his children. This balanced “Cape Bordeaux blend” is a work of TIME, of ERAS, and is only produced in vintages of exceptional quality. Balance, harmony, calmness.

RARE & FINE WINES - OUR FAVOURITES

These fine wines are the BEST that we’ve tasted, that are currently available. Sublime, elegant, structured and above all, wines with ATTITUDE. Conventional wine tastings use the 100 point system which is “VERY COMPLICATED”. At our LATITUDE, Keith, PeeBee and I focussed on TASTE only - after all, that’s the bottom line. These winners below all scored 8 to 9 out of 10 - truly great examples of the winemaker’s art. We LOVED them and hope YOU will too.
Ernie Els Proprietor Blend 2016 395 This wine is big and bold - purportedly a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend with a Helderberg touch - a dollop of full ripe Shiraz to build up the mouthfeel. By using French and American oak one gets the dichotomy of serious complexity and welcome full taste. Grangehurst Nikela 2007 445 24% Pinotage with the same amount of Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8 % Merlot fermented separately in barrels for 28 months and only released a decade later. Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 465 Beautifully toned, with the lead pencil and blackcurrant feel in the mouth that one associates with a top Cabernet Sauvignon. The great vintage of 2015 adds to the perfection. Grace, charm and no severity. Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 495 Dark red, blackberries, hard spices, cedar - all those flavours that glorified the Cabernets of the 70’s. Texture and beautifully ripe tannins. Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 495 This wine is only 94% Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of Petit Verdot Cab Franc and Merlot. From Helderberg soils and limiting new oak barrels to 26% with 18 months in oak. Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2017/18 625 The reliance in this wine is the easy fruit enjoyed in the heat of summer. Pinot Noir are ultra-sensitive to site, hence the nuances they yield. Rust en Vrede Estate 2016 675 Area Cape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 9% Merlot is added to give width. Malolactic fermentation occurs in the barrels softening the acids and allowing for the famed complexity. Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2017 685 The perfume, the plum, the pomegranate all show the closeness to nature. British Master of Wine Greg Sherwood scores the wine 95+ rating it as going 20 years. Cedarberg 5 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 835 Only 3000 bottles are produced mostly for the winemakers Guild. Blackcurrent, cassis, cherry, tobacco - a symphony of tastes. Great to experience ripe tannins, rich fruit, tightness. 18 months in new French oak.

RARE & FINE WINES - OUR FAVOURITES

RARE & FINE WINES - OUR FAVOURITES WHITE WINES  RED WINES Strandveld Pofadder Bos Sauvignon Blanc 2020	235 The yellow iron soil adds a wonderful flintiness that is the dream feature you want in a Sauvignon Blanc in the heat of summer. Springfield Work of Time 2014/15	285 A Bordeaux blend of great beauty. Cabernet Franc is the dominant varietal with Cab Sauv, Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Visit Springfield - a unique era a different way of thinking.  Vriesenhof Pinotage 2009	365 The best Pinotage that Jan Boland Coetzee has produced The cherry, the mild pepper, the chew tobacco, the harmony. A great discovery.   Grangehurst Pinotage 2008	365 Jeremy Walker has learned to appreciate releasing a wine after it has served 2 years in oak and at least 3 years in the bottle - akin to what has been done in Spain’s famed Rioja region.  Grangehurst Nikela 2007                                                               445 24% Pinotage with the same amount of Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon  and 8 % Merlot fermented separately in barrels for 28 months and only released a decade later.  Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016                          		 495 Dark red, blackberries, hard spices, cedar - all those flavours that glorified the Cabernets of the 70’s. Texture and beautifully ripe tannins.  Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015	495 This wine is only 94% Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of Petit Verdot  Cab Franc and Merlot. From Helderberg soils and limiting new oak barrels to 26% with 18 months in oak.
Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2017/18 625 The reliance in this wine is the easy fruit enjoyed in the heat of summer. Pinot Noir are ultra-sensitive to site, hence the nuances they yield. Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2017 685 The perfume, the plum, the pomegranate all show the closeness to nature. British Master of Wine Greg Sherwood scores the wine 95+ rating it as going 20 years. Cedarberg 5 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 835 Only 3000 bottles are produced mostly for the winemakers Guild. Blackcurrent, cassis, cherry, tobacco - a symphony of tastes. Great to experience ripe tannins, rich fruit, tightness. 18 months in new French oak.

RARE & FINE WINES BY THE GLASS

Strandveld Pofadder Bos Sauv. Blanc 2020 65 Springfield Work of Time 2014/15 75 Vriesenhof Pinotage 2009 95 Grangehurst Pinotage 2008 95 Grangehurst Nikela 2007 115 Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 125 Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 125 Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2017/18 160 Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2017 175 Cederberg 5 Generations Cab Sauv. 2016 215
Detailed tasting notes and the full Rare & Fine collection can be found in our wine shop.

FINE & RARE WINE TASTING - R70

Indulge in a tasting of four fine and rare wines - Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blend, Cape Blend and Pinot Noir to entice and enhance your gastronomic experience and understand exactly why these are indeed Fine and Rare and belong in your collection too.

WINES BY THE GLASS

Lookout White 36 Lookout Semi Sweet 36 Lookout Rosé 36 Lookout Red 36 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 40 Sauvignon Blanc 40 Chardonnay 40 Chenin Blanc 40 Cabernet Sauvignon 45 Merlot 45 Shiraz 45 Cabernet/ Merlot Blend 45
LEOPARD’S LEAP
WHITE
RED
Three Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 42 Nederburg 5600 Chenin Blanc 42 Pierre Jordaan Tranquille 45 Buitenverwachting Buiten Banc 45 Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 48 Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 48 Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 55 Quoin Rock Namysto Sauvignon Blanc 58 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc 58 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 62 Knorhoek Chenin Blanc 95
Nederburg 5600 Merlot 42 Van Loveren African Java Pinotage 48 La Motte Millenium 68 Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve Merlot 75 Nederburg Heritage Heroes - The Brewmaster Bordeaux 85 Quoin Rock Namysto 90
ROSÉ
Allesverloren Tinta Rosé 50 De Grendel Rosé 52 Quoin Rock Namysta Rosé 58
MCC/SPARKLING
Leopard’s Leap Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Sparkling 65 Andiamo Spritz 75 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 105

CHAMPAGNE

GH MUMM BRUT 699 GH MUMM BRUT ROSÉ 799 MOËT & CHANDON NV 750ml 1050 375ml 635 VEUVE CLIQUOT 1150 MOËT & CHANDON ROSÉ 1325 DOM PERIGNON 4495
There’s no denying that a glass of something sparkling is one pf the best ways to celebrate any special occasion. You probably call it Champagne to keep things simple, but is what’s in your glass really MCC? Or is it sparkling wine?
MCC Méthode Cap Classique is the “South African version” of Champagne. It’s made using the same process as French Champagne - it just can’t carry the same name. The quality of South African MCC is often referred to as being on par with French Champagne, at a much more affordable price. Of course, the most important thing is that it’s all delicious - so cheers to that.
SPARKLING WINE Sparkling wine starts off as a still wine - it’s made in exactly the same way as that glass of Chardonnay you love to sip after a long day at the office and the addition of carbon dioxide makes it fizzy. Sparkling wine is normally more affordable than MCC or Champagne, as it doesn’t take as much time to produce the bubbles.
CHAMPAGNE Champagne, of course, can only be called Champagne if it’s made using grapes grown in the Champagne region France. It’s made using a second bout of fermentation (after the grape juice has turned into wine) inside the bottle. This causes the fizz to occur naturally and no additional carbon dioxide needs to be added.
METHODÈ CAP CLASSIQUE
DURBANVILLE HILLS SPARKLING 255 DURBANVILLE HILLS DEMI SEC 255 SIMONSIG KAAPSE VONKEL BRUT ROSÉ 420 SIMONSIG KAAPSE VONKEL 420 PONGRÁCZ BRUT 435 Pongracz RosÉ 435 VAN LOVEREN CHRISTINA 435 KNORHOEK 2015 595 QUOIN ROCK 895
FRENCH CHAMPAGNE
PROSECCO - SPUMANTE - SPRITZ
L L Sparkling 265 CINZANO PRO SPRITZ 265 ANDIAMO SPRITZ 295 MILLESIMATO BRUT 415

SAUVIGNON BLANC

TWO OCEANS 130 LEOPARDS LEAP 160 THREE PEAKS 2020 155 WELMOED 165 Van Loveren 180 DURBANVILLE HILLS 205 DIEMERSDAL 215 FIRST SIGHTING 225 QUOIN ROCK NAMYSTO 230 IONA SOPHIE 235 WARWICK 1ST LADY 235 LA MOTTE 245 DE GRENDEL 260 CEDERBERG 295 DELAIRE GRAFF COASTAL CUVEE 375
WHY SAUVIGNON BLANC?
Originating in Sancerre (France) Sauvignon Blanc survives market swings. It is the ideal wine for a warm summer’s day where its ‘lime and apple’ acids (citric and malic) create the saliva that we want to enjoy our chosen dishes. Generally there is a mild run of pyrazines (green pepper) that weld the other nuances that vary from asparagus, gooseberry, fig, peach, pineapple, lime according to the disposition of the winemaker. Fortunately in the Cape, the different regions have their own identification, making the wine most interesting albeit bone dry.
WOODED
Durbanville Hills 195 De Wetshof Limestone 255 Tokara 275 Mt Vernon 375 Quoin Rock 2018 745
UNWOODED
Leopards Leap 160 Diemersdal 210 .
CHARDONNAY
What is the difference between wooded and unwooded Chardonnay?
Quite simply, unwooded Chardonay or “unoaked” is wine that has never seen the inside of an oak barrel. Typically it will be wine that is fermented in a stainless steel tank as opposed to a wooden (oak) cask or barrel. The oak typically helps to balance the tannins, among other things, and gives wine that “full mouth” feel with lots of mid-palate tastes. Unoaked wines are great for people who claim to have an “allergy” to wine. it is he tannins that people typically react to, and those come from both the skins and stems of the grapes, but also from the oak barrels. If you don’t “oak” a wine, then you have a lower tannin level which should make the wine bearable to drink for the afore- mentioned crowd.

CHENIN BLANC

NIEL JOUBERT 150 LEOPARD’S LEAP 160 NEDERBURG 56 HUNDRED 165 SIMONSIG 180 MARRAS LOS TROS 195 FLEUR DU CAP 210 KNORHOEK 2019 425
LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT WHITE 155 LEOPARD’S LEAP CHARDONNAY PINOT NOIR 160 PIERRE JOURDAN TRANQUILLE 175 VAN LOVEREN ALMOST ZERO 175 BUITENVERWACHTING BUITEN BLANC 185 HAUTE CABRIERE CHARDONNAY/PINOT NOIR 245

WHITE BLENDS

SEMI SWEET/LATE HARVEST

DROSDTY HOF ADELPRACHT 115 LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT CHENIN SEMI SWEET 155

ROSÉ

LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT 155 ALLESVERLOREN TINTA 195 CEDERBERG 205 DE GRENDEL 205 QUOIN ROCK NAMYSTO 230 IONA SOPHIE 235 DELAIRE GRAFF 270
LEOPARD’S LEAP 185 NEDERBURG WINEMASTERS 255 KNORHOEK 2018 595

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

PINOTAGE

VAN LOVEREN AFRICAN JAVA 195 BEYERSKLOOF 235 WARWICK 1ST LADY 265

SHIRAZ

LEOPARD’S LEAP 185 QUOIN ROCK 2015 1100
NEDERBURG 56 HUNDRED 170 LEOPARD’S LEAP 185 VAN LOVEREN 195 DURBANVILLE HILLS LIGHT HOUSE 285

MERLOT

PINOT NOIR

HAUTE CABRIERE UNWOODED 270
PICKING A PINOT NOIR Pinot Noir is sweeter than its Cabernet Sauvignon cousin, holding much less tannin and with scent upon scent gently perfuming it. The wine is fairly light in colour as a result of the grapes’ thinner skins. It will age well for some time, but a good wine may also be enjoyed young. In its more youthful stages, Pinot Noir contains juicy, decadent fruit, particularly berries. As it ages, it tastes more of vegetation, though fruit remains throughout.
VAN LOVEREN RIVER RED 130 LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT RED 155 VAN LOVEREN ALMOST ZERO 175 LEOPARD’S LEAP CAB/MERLOT 185 SIMONSIG CAB/SHIRAZ 185 MARRAS TRICKSTER CINSAULT 210 ALLESVERLOREN 1704 RED 225 MARRAS PIEKENIERSKLOOF GRENACHE 245 LA MOTTE MILLENIUM 265 VAN LOVEREN RETIEF CAPE RESERVE BLEND 285 QUOIN ROCK NAMYSTO 365 nederburg heritage heroes 365 STELLENBOSCH RESERVE CINSAULT 385 RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD CLASSIQUE 475 DELAIRE GRAFF BOTMASKOP 695

RED BLENDS

OUR WINELIST

OUR WINE LIST
34 South’s extensive wine list offers a range of wines and Champagne to cater for all tastes. From flinty Sauvignon Blancs and fruity Chenins, award winning Cabernets, Shirazes and Merlots to some of the finest Champagnes available.
From flinty Sauvignon Blancs and fruity Chenins, award winning Cabernets, Shirazes and Merlots to some of the finest Champagnes available, at 34 South you’re bound to find a wine to tickle your palate.
From fresh-from-the-ocean oysters to delicate sushi, smorrebrod to crunchy salads, pasta and curries to hearty meat dishes, let our Pairing Food and Wine Guide enhance the enjoyment of your meal.
These fine wines are the BEST that we’ve tasted, that are currently available. Sublime, elegant, structured and above all, wines with ATTITUDE. These winners below all scored 8 to 9 out of 10 - truly great examples of the winemaker’s art. We LOVED them and hope YOU will too.
23 years ago – a year after 34 South opened on the Knysna Waterfront as a partnership between Charles van Tonder and Leslie Pieters, Charles asked PeeBee (Peter Bishop, a Mathematics teacher and Sports coach) to procure some old wines to sell and to advise on selections. Some great collections were sold and people came back each year looking for their birthday year wine or “What’s new?” We started a popular PeeBee’s Top Ten that made searching easier, and the big selling point was the story as narrated or as hand-written on cards. In that way, each customer was a winner – he had something he could brag about – and why not. PeeBee’s interest in wine started in 1975 by BeeJay Lankwarden – a man of great kindness and aplomb. He has written on wine for Wynboer and for the CXPress and, now resident in Cape Town still attends top tastings to keep informed. PeeBee, Charles and Keith (Davis) – the Manager of 34 South – taste wines periodically in order to create a “A Rare and Fine Wine” Selection more specifically aimed at the tourist who wishes to be exposed to a higher level of wine than on ordinary lists. PeeBee looks at the structure, the memory, the length of the wine. Charles makes no apology for his role: “I taste it, I like it. It is much more than “eminently drinkable!” now, at the table, or at home. Keith, who deals directly with the Fine Wine lover focuses on the finish in so far as the wine matches the dishes at 34 South.
NEWTON JOHNSON PINOT NOIR 2017 ***** From all soils of farm’s sites. Perfumed with cranberries and violets; denser fruit substrata from clay-rich vineyards; then firm structure from higher-lying gravel, with Burgundian oak boost. Finesse, elegance, complexity.

THE 34 SOUTH WINE PANEL

CEDERBERG 5 GENERATIONS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016 ***** David Nieuwoudt, 5th generation in the high-lying cool Cedeberg mountains is proud of the “Stellenbosch taken to the Hills” farm. Only 3000 of this particular wine is produced - mostly for the Winemakers Guild. Black currant, cassis, cherry, tobacco - a symphony of tastes.
JEREMY WALKER’S GRANGEHURST NIKELA ***** IN 1993 Jeremy joined the Pinotage Association who decreed that a “Cape Blend” must have 24% Pinotage and that is what he did to this wine. 24% Pinotage with the same amount of Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, fermented separately in barrels for 28 months and only released a decade later. Nikela means the offering of a gift to one’s ancestor.
SPRINGFIELD WORK OF TIME 2014 **** Maverick and Patriarch Abrie Bruwer values the names of his wines as his legacy to his children. This balanced “Cape Bordeaux blend” is a work of TIME, of ERAS, and is only produced in vintages of exceptional quality. Balance, harmony, calmness.

RARE & FINE WINES - OUR FAVOURITES

These fine wines are the BEST that we’ve tasted, that are currently available. Sublime, elegant, structured and above all, wines with ATTITUDE. Conventional wine tastings use the 100 point system which is “VERY COMPLICATED”. At our LATITUDE, Keith, PeeBee and I focussed on TASTE only - after all, that’s the bottom line. These winners below all scored 8 to 9 out of 10 - truly great examples of the winemaker’s art. We LOVED them and hope YOU will too.
Ernie Els Proprietor Blend 2016 395 This wine is big and bold - purportedly a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend with a Helderberg touch - a dollop of full ripe Shiraz to build up the mouthfeel. By using French and American oak one gets the dichotomy of serious complexity and welcome full taste. Grangehurst Nikela 2007 445 24% Pinotage with the same amount of Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8 % Merlot fermented separately in barrels for 28 months and only released a decade later. Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 465 Beautifully toned, with the lead pencil and blackcurrant feel in the mouth that one associates with a top Cabernet Sauvignon. The great vintage of 2015 adds to the perfection. Grace, charm and no severity. Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 495 Dark red, blackberries, hard spices, cedar - all those flavours that glorified the Cabernets of the 70’s. Texture and beautifully ripe tannins. Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 495 This wine is only 94% Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of Petit Verdot Cab Franc and Merlot. From Helderberg soils and limiting new oak barrels to 26% with 18 months in oak. Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2017/18 625 The reliance in this wine is the easy fruit enjoyed in the heat of summer. Pinot Noir are ultra-sensitive to site, hence the nuances they yield. Rust en Vrede Estate 2016 675 Area Cape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. 9% Merlot is added to give width. Malolactic fermentation occurs in the barrels softening the acids and allowing for the famed complexity. Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2017 685 The perfume, the plum, the pomegranate all show the closeness to nature. British Master of Wine Greg Sherwood scores the wine 95+ rating it as going 20 years. Cedarberg 5 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 835 Only 3000 bottles are produced mostly for the winemakers Guild. Blackcurrent, cassis, cherry, tobacco - a symphony of tastes. Great to experience ripe tannins, rich fruit, tightness. 18 months in new French oak.

RARE & FINE WINES - OUR FAVOURITES

RARE & FINE WINES - OUR FAVOURITES WHITE WINES  RED WINES Strandveld Pofadder Bos Sauvignon Blanc 2020	235 The yellow iron soil adds a wonderful flintiness that is the dream feature you want in a Sauvignon Blanc in the heat of summer. Springfield Work of Time 2014/15	285 A Bordeaux blend of great beauty. Cabernet Franc is the dominant varietal with Cab Sauv, Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Visit Springfield - a unique era a different way of thinking.  Vriesenhof Pinotage 2009	365 The best Pinotage that Jan Boland Coetzee has produced The cherry, the mild pepper, the chew tobacco, the harmony. A great discovery.   Grangehurst Pinotage 2008	365 Jeremy Walker has learned to appreciate releasing a wine after it has served 2 years in oak and at least 3 years in the bottle - akin to what has been done in Spain’s famed Rioja region.  Grangehurst Nikela 2007                                                               445 24% Pinotage with the same amount of Shiraz, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon  and 8 % Merlot fermented separately in barrels for 28 months and only released a decade later.  Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016                          		 495 Dark red, blackberries, hard spices, cedar - all those flavours that glorified the Cabernets of the 70’s. Texture and beautifully ripe tannins.  Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015	495 This wine is only 94% Cabernet Sauvignon with touches of Petit Verdot  Cab Franc and Merlot. From Helderberg soils and limiting new oak barrels to 26% with 18 months in oak.
Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2017/18 625 The reliance in this wine is the easy fruit enjoyed in the heat of summer. Pinot Noir are ultra-sensitive to site, hence the nuances they yield. Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2017 685 The perfume, the plum, the pomegranate all show the closeness to nature. British Master of Wine Greg Sherwood scores the wine 95+ rating it as going 20 years. Cedarberg 5 Generations Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 835 Only 3000 bottles are produced mostly for the winemakers Guild. Blackcurrent, cassis, cherry, tobacco - a symphony of tastes. Great to experience ripe tannins, rich fruit, tightness. 18 months in new French oak.

RARE & FINE WINES BY THE GLASS

Strandveld Pofadder Bos Sauv. Blanc 2020 65 Springfield Work of Time 2014/15 75 Vriesenhof Pinotage 2009 95 Grangehurst Pinotage 2008 95 Grangehurst Nikela 2007 115 Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 125 Tokara Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 125 Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2017/18 160 Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir 2017 175 Cederberg 5 Generations Cab Sauv. 2016 215
Detailed tasting notes and the full Rare & Fine collection can be found in our wine shop.

FINE & RARE WINE TASTING - R70

Indulge in a tasting of four fine and rare wines - Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blend, Cape Blend and Pinot Noir to entice and enhance your gastronomic experience and understand exactly why these are indeed Fine and Rare and belong in your collection too.

WINES BY THE GLASS

Lookout White 36 Lookout Semi Sweet 36 Lookout Rosé 36 Lookout Red 36 Chardonnay Pinot Noir 40 Sauvignon Blanc 40 Chardonnay 40 Chenin Blanc 40 Cabernet Sauvignon 45 Merlot 45 Shiraz 45 Cabernet/ Merlot Blend 45
LEOPARD’S LEAP
WHITE
RED
Three Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 42 Nederburg 5600 Chenin Blanc 42 Pierre Jordaan Tranquille 45 Buitenverwachting Buiten Banc 45 Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 48 Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 48 Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 55 Quoin Rock Namysto Sauvignon Blanc 58 La Motte Sauvignon Blanc 58 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 62 Knorhoek Chenin Blanc 95
Nederburg 5600 Merlot 42 Van Loveren African Java Pinotage 48 La Motte Millenium 68 Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve Merlot 75 Nederburg Heritage Heroes - The Brewmaster Bordeaux 85 Quoin Rock Namysto 90
ROSÉ
Allesverloren Tinta Rosé 50 De Grendel Rosé 52 Quoin Rock Namysta Rosé 58
MCC/SPARKLING
Leopard’s Leap Chardonnay/Pinot Noir Sparkling 65 Andiamo Spritz 75 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 105

CHAMPAGNE

GH MUMM BRUT 699 GH MUMM BRUT ROSÉ 799 MOËT & CHANDON NV 750ml 1050 375ml 635 VEUVE CLIQUOT 1150 MOËT & CHANDON ROSÉ 1325 DOM PERIGNON 4495
There’s no denying that a glass of something sparkling is one pf the best ways to celebrate any special occasion. You probably call it Champagne to keep things simple, but is what’s in your glass really MCC? Or is it sparkling wine?
MCC Méthode Cap Classique is the “South African version” of Champagne. It’s made using the same process as French Champagne - it just can’t carry the same name. The quality of South African MCC is often referred to as being on par with French Champagne, at a much more affordable price. Of course, the most important thing is that it’s all delicious - so cheers to that.
SPARKLING WINE Sparkling wine starts off as a still wine - it’s made in exactly the same way as that glass of Chardonnay you love to sip after a long day at the office and the addition of carbon dioxide makes it fizzy. Sparkling wine is normally more affordable than MCC or Champagne, as it doesn’t take as much time to produce the bubbles.
CHAMPAGNE Champagne, of course, can only be called Champagne if it’s made using grapes grown in the Champagne region France. It’s made using a second bout of fermentation (after the grape juice has turned into wine) inside the bottle. This causes the fizz to occur naturally and no additional carbon dioxide needs to be added.
METHODÈ CAP CLASSIQUE
DURBANVILLE HILLS SPARKLING 255 DURBANVILLE HILLS DEMI SEC 255 SIMONSIG KAAPSE VONKEL BRUT ROSÉ 420 SIMONSIG KAAPSE VONKEL 420 PONGRÁCZ BRUT 435 Pongracz RosÉ 435 VAN LOVEREN CHRISTINA 435 KNORHOEK 2015 595 QUOIN ROCK 895
FRENCH CHAMPAGNE
PROSECCO - SPUMANTE - SPRITZ
L L Sparkling 265 CINZANO PRO SPRITZ 265 ANDIAMO SPRITZ 295 MILLESIMATO BRUT 415

SAUVIGNON BLANC

TWO OCEANS 130 LEOPARDS LEAP 160 THREE PEAKS 2020 155 WELMOED 165 Van Loveren 180 DURBANVILLE HILLS 205 DIEMERSDAL 215 FIRST SIGHTING 225 QUOIN ROCK NAMYSTO 230 IONA SOPHIE 235 WARWICK 1ST LADY 235 LA MOTTE 245 DE GRENDEL 260 CEDERBERG 295 DELAIRE GRAFF COASTAL CUVEE 375
WHY SAUVIGNON BLANC?
Originating in Sancerre (France) Sauvignon Blanc survives market swings. It is the ideal wine for a warm summer’s day where its ‘lime and apple’ acids (citric and malic) create the saliva that we want to enjoy our chosen dishes. Generally there is a mild run of pyrazines (green pepper) that weld the other nuances that vary from asparagus, gooseberry, fig, peach, pineapple, lime according to the disposition of the winemaker. Fortunately in the Cape, the different regions have their own identification, making the wine most interesting albeit bone dry.
WOODED
Durbanville Hills 195 De Wetshof Limestone 255 Tokara 275 Mt Vernon 375 Quoin Rock 2018 745
UNWOODED
Leopards Leap 160 Diemersdal 210 .
CHARDONNAY
What is the difference between wooded and unwooded Chardonnay?
Quite simply, unwooded Chardonay or “unoaked” is wine that has never seen the inside of an oak barrel. Typically it will be wine that is fermented in a stainless steel tank as opposed to a wooden (oak) cask or barrel. The oak typically helps to balance the tannins, among other things, and gives wine that “full mouth” feel with lots of mid-palate tastes. Unoaked wines are great for people who claim to have an “allergy” to wine. it is he tannins that people typically react to, and those come from both the skins and stems of the grapes, but also from the oak barrels. If you don’t “oak” a wine, then you have a lower tannin level which should make the wine bearable to drink for the afore- mentioned crowd.

CHENIN BLANC

NIEL JOUBERT 150 LEOPARD’S LEAP 160 NEDERBURG 56 HUNDRED 165 SIMONSIG 180 MARRAS LOS TROS 195 FLEUR DU CAP 210 KNORHOEK 2019 425
LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT WHITE 155 LEOPARD’S LEAP CHARDONNAY PINOT NOIR 160 PIERRE JOURDAN TRANQUILLE 175 VAN LOVEREN ALMOST ZERO 175 BUITENVERWACHTING BUITEN BLANC 185 HAUTE CABRIERE CHARDONNAY/PINOT NOIR 245

WHITE BLENDS

SEMI SWEET/LATE HARVEST

DROSDTY HOF ADELPRACHT 115 LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT CHENIN SEMI SWEET 155

ROSÉ

LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT 155 ALLESVERLOREN TINTA 195 CEDERBERG 205 DE GRENDEL 205 QUOIN ROCK NAMYSTO 230 IONA SOPHIE 235 DELAIRE GRAFF 270
LEOPARD’S LEAP 185 NEDERBURG WINEMASTERS 255 KNORHOEK 2018 595

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

PINOTAGE

VAN LOVEREN AFRICAN JAVA 195 BEYERSKLOOF 235 WARWICK 1ST LADY 265

SHIRAZ

LEOPARD’S LEAP 185 QUOIN ROCK 2015 1100
NEDERBURG 56 HUNDRED 170 LEOPARD’S LEAP 185 VAN LOVEREN 195 DURBANVILLE HILLS LIGHT HOUSE 285

MERLOT

PINOT NOIR

HAUTE CABRIERE UNWOODED 270
PICKING A PINOT NOIR Pinot Noir is sweeter than its Cabernet Sauvignon cousin, holding much less tannin and with scent upon scent gently perfuming it. The wine is fairly light in colour as a result of the grapes’ thinner skins. It will age well for some time, but a good wine may also be enjoyed young. In its more youthful stages, Pinot Noir contains juicy, decadent fruit, particularly berries. As it ages, it tastes more of vegetation, though fruit remains throughout.
VAN LOVEREN RIVER RED 130 LEOPARD’S LEAP LOOKOUT RED 155 VAN LOVEREN ALMOST ZERO 175 LEOPARD’S LEAP CAB/MERLOT 185 SIMONSIG CAB/SHIRAZ 185 MARRAS TRICKSTER CINSAULT 210 ALLESVERLOREN 1704 RED 225 MARRAS PIEKENIERSKLOOF GRENACHE 245 LA MOTTE MILLENIUM 265 VAN LOVEREN RETIEF CAPE RESERVE BLEND 285 QUOIN ROCK NAMYSTO 365 nederburg heritage heroes 365 STELLENBOSCH RESERVE CINSAULT 385 RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD CLASSIQUE 475 DELAIRE GRAFF BOTMASKOP 695

RED BLENDS

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