Wine Tasting 2/12/13

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South African wine has a history dating back to 1659. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment.
From that long history comes a wine tradition of tastes and styles with its roots in the classic “Old World” of France, Germany and Italy, but also an acute awareness of the contemporary consumer, as has been defined by wine-making in the “New World” of California and Australia.
Join us for a taste of South Africa

Tuesday, February12th, 2013
6-9 Pm
No charge for Tastings

2012 Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc
Predominant flavours are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavoursome finish.
BTG $6.00 Retail $13.99

2011 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
Walker Bay
Sees 8 months in oak, roughly an equal combination of new, second and third fill. It is well defined and understated on the nose, unfurling to reveal fresh lime, red apple and a touch of crisp pear that is very well defined. The palate is effervescent on the entry with a fine thread of acidity that counterbalanced the ripe mango, Clementine and apricot notes that decorate the finish. It has such brightness and clarity on the finish that makes this irresistible. 92 pts Robert Parker
Retail $29.99

2011 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolf Trap, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier.
Western Cape
Flash of white pepper gives way to soft plum, mulled cherry and steeped vanilla bean notes, with a gentle finish.
BTG $5.00 Retail $9.99

2010 Spice Route Chakalaka 37% Syrah | 25% Mourvèdre | 13% Carignan | 10% Tannat | 8% Grenache | 7% Petit Sirah
Intense red-purple in the glass. Initial smoky cloves and savoury notes give way to a plum and black cherry nose with hints of sweet oak spice. Medium bodied with well-integrated oak and fruit, this wine has a smooth tannin structure and lingering spice flavours. 90pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2011 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block
Syrah (69%); Grenache Noir (14%); Cabernet Sauvignon (11%); Cinsault (5%) and Viognier (1%).
Franschhoek, Western Cape
The influence of the Grenache’s red fruits on this wine is striking. The nose shows an abundance of redcurrant, plums, crushed rock, and an array of spices. The floral notes adds to its complexity. The freshness of the wine puts its head in front of the previous vintages. Spicy oak aromas cover a rounded mid-palate that reveals layers of fruit with intense purity. Textured, composed and seamless in style.
Retail $34.99

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