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AA BADENHORST 14 CHENIN BLANC
A.A BADENHORST SECATEURS 2014 FAMILY CHENIN BLANC
Item: #381257
Bottle Size:750ml
$12.98
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Adi Badenhorst is the charismatic winemaker who alongside Eben Sadie has put Swartland on the map. Outspoken, opinionated and talented, his charisma rubs off upon the wines he creates. Moreover, Read More...
they are available at extremely affordable prices and serve as a perfect introduction to the delights of Adi’s and Swartland’s wines
ALHEIT 14 CARTOLOGY CB
ALHEIT 2014 CARTOLOGY CHENIN BLANC
Item: #382759
Bottle Size:750ml
$44.98
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TIM ATKIN MW SOUTH AFRICA REPORT 2015; 95 POINTS - "In a matter of only three years, Cartology has established itself as one of the South Africa’Read More...
s best white blends, combining Chenin and Semillon from various sources to brilliant effect. Waxy, spicy, toasty and herbal, this wine is all about balance and transparency. A Cape classic in the making. Drink: 2015-20"

Cartology is a cuvee that is composed of rare and extraordinary parcels of mature dryland bushvines.The wine is alive and vibrant. Obviously it's just a baby, but so far has a nose of lime, fennel and quince. The palate is taught, very fine and balanced, with excellent structure and a persistent finish.
BADENHORST 11 WHITE BLEND
BADENHORST 2011 FAMILY WHITE BLEND
Item: #382758
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:93
$34.95
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WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS-For reasons unknown, I have never reviewed the 2011 Family White Blend. Tut tut...it's a flippin' gorgeous white blend (of 36% Read More...
Chenin Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, 10% Grenache Gris, 7% Viognier, 6% Verdelho, 3% Colombard and last but not least, 1% of good old Chardonnay. The nose is clean and precise, therefore my first conclusion is some masterful blending because in the wrong hands such a diverse blend can blank each other out. But here are wonderful scents of lemon curd, apricot jam, vanilla, pistachio and walnut. The palate is very well-balanced with a crisp line of acidity. The Chenin Blanc component comes through strongly on the front, but that troop of other grape varieties follows through on the back. If you want to know why Adi Badenhorst is a great winemaker, sign up here.
BEAUMONT 13 PINOTAGE
BEAUMONT 2013 PINOTAGE
Item: #377598
Bottle Size:750ml
$29.95
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A perfect example of elegance and finesse in Pinotage. Red berries, plums and cherries on the nose, followed by a palate of excellent balance, structure and a lovely dry finish. Matches Read More...
very well with bobotie, game and curries, spare ribs and pepper steak, or try snoek and grape jam.
BEAUMONT 14 CB
BEAUMONT 2014 CHENIN BLANC
Item: #377683
Bottle Size:EACH
$16.95
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Lovely fresh tropical fruit aromas flow onto a crisp fresh palate with a perfect balance between the acidity and sweetness, giving this wine great length and intensity.
BUITENVERWACHTING 13 BAYTEN SB
$13.98
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#63 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 2014 (Smart Buys)
WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS
- "Very solid, with a crunchy feel along the edges Read More...
and pure white peach, flint and honeysuckle notes racing along. Drink now. 4,000 cases imported."

Long referred to as “Bayten” by locals, Buitenverwachting (meaning beyond expectations) is located on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg on the Cape of Good Hope. Ocean breezes make this area one of South Africa’s coolest winegrowing areas, allowing for slow ripening, resulting in grapes that achieve full ripeness while retaining fresh acidity. This wine was aged on the lees for three months prior to bottling. Bayten offers a mélange of citrus and stone fruits with honeysuckle, jasmine and green notes on the nose. The palate reveals peaches, apricots, lemon rind and lemongrass with a nice balance of richness and refreshing crispness on the finish.
CHAMONIX 14 PN RESERVE
CHAMONIX 2014 PINOT NOIR RESERVE
FRANSCHHOEK
Item: #382965
Bottle Size:750ml
$54.95
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During a recent tasting of South African wines, the wines from Chamonix clearly stood out. Situated high above the fertile Franschhoek valley in the heart of the Cape winelands, lies Read More...
a wine farm like no other. The wines from Chamonix are fantastic including the Reserve Pinot Noir which shows great purity of fruit and incredible balance. It is just what we look for in a premium Pinot Noir and we instantly knew it was worthy of being one of our top wines of the year. So complex, so delicious and so harmonious, we had to bring it into the store to share it with you. We are thrilled to be one of the few retailers in the United States to offer this fantastic pinot Noir. Enjoy!

TIM ATKIN MW SOUTH AFRICA REPORT 2015 94 POINTS - "Chamonix’s best Pinot Noir vineyards are all located above 490 metres, which partly explains why they are the best in Franschhoek. Aromatic and hauntingly perfumed, this is a quintessence of fine Pinot Noir: bright and spicy and very elegant with succulent red berries and vivid supporting acidity. Drink: 2015-20"
CHAMONIX 14 RES CHARD
CHAMONIX 2014 CHARDONNAY RESERVE
FRANSCHHOEK
Item: #382689
Bottle Size:750ml
$54.95
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This is a stunning, world class Chardonnay that should be on your radar. Wine Critic Tim Atkin designated it as his pick for the White Wine of the Year, calling it “the best Chardonnay I’Read More...
ve ever tasted from South Africa.” We believe this Chardonnay is worthy of the accolades and its apparent the winemaking team from Chamonix is one of the most dynamic and exciting producers in the world. Fortunately, the wines are still somewhat under the radar meaning pricing is reasonable and does not accurately reflect the quality found in the glass. The Chamonix wines are not readily available, with only a small amount imported into the United States.

TIM ATKIN MW SOUTH AFRICA REPORT 2015 97 POINTS - "This is the best Chardonnay I’ve ever tasted from South Africa, sold at a price that should have people besieging retailers. Tangerine, understated oak, leesy texture, some baking spices and a spinal chord of acidity: this wouldn’t look out of place in a tasting of Grands Crus Burgundies. Sets a new benchmark for Cape Chardonnay. Drink: 2015-22"
CHOCOLATE BLOCK 13 BOEKEN
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF 2013 THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK
Item: #308006
Bottle Size:750ML
$27.98
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DE TOREN 11  "Z"
DE TOREN 2011 "Z"
Item: #381070
Bottle Size:750ml
$41.99
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De Toren is owned by Emil and Sonette Den Dulk, whose 21.9-hectare vineyard overlooks False Bay in the Polkadraai Hills. They are best known for their Fusion V, five representing the Read More...
classic Bordeaux grape varieties. Winemaker Albie Koch applies a meticulous approach to winemaking, for example, using gravity instead of pumps in the winery. Judging by their website, the inspiration is Bordeaux, though stylistically these wines are New World to their core. These are big, powerful, quite alcoholic wines that are more reminiscent of some cult Napa Valley wines and they would certainly appeal to those who appreciate that style.
DE TOREN 12 FUSION 5
DE TOREN 2012 FUSION 5
Item: #377711
Bottle Size:750ml
$49.99
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Fusion 5 is the crown of the De Toren Cellar's labour- a tasting sensation and aging Jewel! This cabernet based blend 60% Cabernet 12% Cabernet Franc 11% Malbec 10% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.Read More...
Fine spices and dark chocolate this concentrated wine reveals blackcurrants, dried plums and fresh rose petals. A hint of black pepper with a dash of rocket salad leafs finish the taste sensation.
DE WETSHOF 12 CH BATELEUR
DE WETSHOF 2012 CHARDONNAY "BATALEUR"
Item: #382599
Bottle Size:750ml WS:91
$49.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 91 POINTS - " Lovely, with a mature, creamy edge to the core of green melon, yellow apple and heather flavors. Judicious toast Read More...
is integrated through the finish, which has a languid feel overall. Sneaky acidity to keeps this balanced and defined."
DE WETSHOF 13 "LESCA" CH
DE WETSHOF 2013 "LESCA" ESTATE CHARDONNAY
Item: #382440
Bottle Size:750ml
$19.99
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This wine has a strong citrus flavours with a pronounced nuttiness on the mid-palate which leads through to a clean finish with zesty citrus notes.
DELAIRE GRAFF 13 BOTSMASKOP
DELAIRE GRAFF 2013 BOTSMASKOP
BORDEAUX BLEND
Item: #380604
Bottle Size:750ml
$24.95
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Some of you may remember this wine from last year when we were able bring it into the store in a very limited quantity. It quickly sold out and we were unable to satisfy our customer’Read More...
s demands for more-- until now! The 2013 vintage is in and it’s another winner. This wine is a beautiful Bordeaux-style blend from the premiere winegrowing region of Stellenbosch on the western cape of South Africa. When the buyer and other Hi-Time staff tried it, we were blown away by this delicious wine! In a blind tasting, one would be hard pressed to guess where this hails from. The balance, complexity and length of this delicious bottling represents an astounding value, which competes very favorably with other red wines from around the world.

This wine begins to draw you in with its deep ruby color and the stained tears on the stemware give a preview of the nicely extracted wine. On the nose, dark fruit, red fruit and cassis are framed by well-integrated French oak, which is complementary rather than obtrusive. Baking spices, sweet pipe tobacco and a dusting of cocoa are evident. A floral element and freshly tilled earth add to the complex bouquet. On the palate, a perfect union of fruit and tannin lay the groundwork for a marriage of flavors with enough acidity to provide lift and definition. The silky tannins envelop the Kirsch and dark berry flavors and caress the tongue, leading to a long finish. This is a wine with structure, but also elegance and finesse which can be enjoyed now or over the next five to eight years. Yealands Family Wines has been awarded New Zealand’s Most Sustainable Winery and International Green Company of the Year 2014.

“Thinking differently is what we do at Yealands. Crafing award-winning wines in harmony with nature has seen us lead the world in sustainable winegrowing. But most importantly, it means great tating wines which don’t cost the earth.” - Peter Yealands
DEMORGENZON 2014 CHENIN BLANC
DEMORGENZON 2014 CHENIN BLANC
Item: #381052
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:94
$34.95
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WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2014 Reserve Chenin Blanc, which is matured in 25% new oak, has a crisp, reserved, stone rather than fruit-driven bouquet Read More...
with a brush of jasmine and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, very smooth and lightly honeyed, building to a focused and satisfying finish - orange zest, dried apricot and shaved ginger all making an entrance and partying likes it's "1999" (or in this case, 2014). This is a superb Chenin Blanc, one of the finest that the Cape produced in 2014."
DOWNES SANTUARY PEAK 13 SB
DOWNES FAMILY SANTUARY PEAK 2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC
Item: #382036
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.95
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Downes Family Vineyards is situated in the Elgin Valley within the Kogelberg Biosphere with mountains on their western boundary and the Palmiet River forming the eastern boundary. Read More...
The Elgin Valley which has long been regarded as the apple and pear center of South Africa, now has some of the country's most highly regarded winemakers establishing vineyards in the area, testament to its obvious winemaking potential.

They focus on viticulture principles in order to reflect their commitment to winemaking as an expression of terroir. Technological surveys ensured that the correct grape variety, clone and rootstock combination was planted in the diverse ancient soil types. The vineyards benefit from the high altitude cool temperatures, as well as an abundant rainfall throughout the year and the prevailing cold summer wind, known as the "Black South-Easter" blowing in from the ocean 12 kilometers away. Viticulture practices and canopy management, which enhance longer ripening periods, capture in the wines the broad spectrum of flavors created in the cool climate of this unique terroir!

The focus of this wine is based on a vineyard component arising from low yielding Table Mountain Sandstone soils. Using neutral yeasts, Shannon Sauvignon Blanc expresses very distinctive and concentrated primary fruit aromas of asparagus, citrus, and some capsicum in a minerally and flinty style. The clay/shale soils however, provide the Sauvignon with flavors on the riper side of the fruit spectrum and with more structure for a broader palate. The blending in of naturally fermented Semillon, matured on the lees, provides a fuller mouth feel and adds to the complexity of the wine. This wine was vinified in a style that enhances the aging potential of Sauvignon Blanc.


STEPHEN TANZER 91 POINTS - " The 2013 Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc Elgin Valley, which includes 11% semillon vinified with wild yeasts and aged briefly in new French oak, offers a cornucopia of scents, ranging from lemon drop, peach skin and chlorophyll to more exotic papaya and lanolin. It's concentrated, tactile and creamy, conveying an impression of thickness without any excess weight. A piquant pink grapefruit quality leavens its hint of floral sweetness. The lightly musky finish features excellent subtle length and lift and an exhilarating sugar/acid balance that brought me back for more."
ERNIE ELS 10 SIGNATURE
ERNIE ELS 2010 BORDEAUX BLEND
Item: #381019
Bottle Size:750ML
$86.99
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Cabernet Sauvignon based, all five Bordeaux varieties contribute to its superior complexity, class and character. The black core with purple rim shows its huge concentration, with Read More...
time needed in the glass to coerce its depth of flavours. Ripe mulberry, strawberries laced with balsamic, graphite and a hint of chocolate all follow through to the luxuriously textured palate.
ERNIE ELS 11 RED BLEND
ENGELBRECHT ELS 2011 RED BLEND
Item: #381018
Bottle Size:750ML
$36.95
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A wine that bears testimony to the unique terroir of the vineyards. It reflects both the quality and diversity of the property as a whole. Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Shiraz (20%), Merlot(5%), Read More...
Cabernet Franc (5%), Malbec (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%) are micro-vinified and then blended after 15 months barrel maturation.
ERNIE ELS 13 BIG EASY
ERNIE ELS 2013 BIG EASY
Item: #380221
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.95
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The Big Easy epitomizes and reflects Ernie’s manner; big in stature, gentle in character. A full-bodied yet accessible, Mediterranean-style blend that is built around the bold structure Read More...
of Shiraz (55%)and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). Complimented by an easy follow through from the Grenache (10%), Mourvedre (10%) and Viognier (5%).

The nose starts with smokiness and charcuterie quickly joined by dark berry and cassis scents. In the mouth, rich, lush fruit (berries and cherries) play off violet florals, cooking spices and supple tannins. This is easy-drinking, tasty wine ideal for lazy Saturdays, fall barbecues or sporting events (tailgate or tube).
EXCELSIOR 2014 CHARDONNAY
EXCELSIOR 2014 CHARDONNAY
Item: #380928
Bottle Size:750ML
$6.99
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Bright lime green hue. Hints of peach, marmalade and orange blossom on the nose. Green apple fruit flavours on a full creamy palate. Calling Card: Only very lightly oaked for everyday drinking. Read More...
This wine is perfect with grilled seafood, or lightly spiced Thai chicken.
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