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AA BADENHORST 13 CHENIN BLANC
A.A BADENHORST SECATEURS 2013 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
AALDERING 09 CS/ME
AALDERING 2009 CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT
Item: #382131
Bottle Size:750ml
$36.95
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Marianne and Fons Aaldering's aspiration to produce one of South Africa's best wines began to come into fruition in 2004 when they bought a 24-hectare estate in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. Read More...
This was the birth of Aaldering Vineyards & Wines, a company focused on delivering premium quality wines to wine lovers all around the world. Along the years a devoted team was gathered which characterizes itself as being young, professional, dynamic and international. And the wine they're making? Quite impressive! This Cab/Merlot is complex, flavorful and endearing. The nose is rife with dynamic earthy terroir, mixed plums and berries, black pepper, mint, eucalyptus, a touch of cedar and cigar box. The palate combines forward fruit, dried cherries and cranberries and kriek lambic, with earth and spice: baker's chocolate, gravel, river bed. Moderate tannins and ample acidity keep the lush viscosity buoyant and clean.
AALDERING 09 PINOTAGE
AALDERING 2009 PINOTAGE
Item: #382952
Bottle Size:750ml
$36.95
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Beautiful floral fruit is backed up by fresh raspberry and strawberry aromas that gain complexity from the classic banana and forest floor nuances. The palate brings a certain level Read More...
of elegance to the wine, whilst the tannins are clean and polished.Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, prior to being aged in French oak barrels (40% new oak) for 24 months. Blended and bottled un fined with course filtration.
BLACK PEARL 12 ORO
BLACK PEARL 2012 ORO
Item: #379145
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.98
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Now with a name like Black Pearl and a sassy Cab/Shiraz blend, you might be forgiven if you thought this was Australian Pirate wine. But, you would be a bit off the mark. This surprising Read More...
blend from South Africa is made by American, Mary-Lou Nash.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, the 2011 Oro has a fresh, vibrant nose not dissimilar to a McLaren Vale with ebullient, mint-scented glossy black fruits. The palate is full-bodied and very rich with an almost honeyed texture. Moderately tannic, very forward and opulent with a ravishing, polished finish, this is a very modern, svelte Cabernet/Shiraz that is well crafted by winemaker Mary-Lou.
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF 12 SY
BOEKENENHOUTSKLOOF 2012 SYRAH
Item: #380272
Bottle Size:750ML WS:93
$54.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 93 POINTS-Very ripe, but pure and focused, with a range of black cherry, damson plum and cassis fruit that courses along, lined with Read More...
subtle iron and black tea notes. Drives through a long, energetic finish. Drink now through 2020. 200 cases imported.–JM

Since inaugural 97, this has been the industry benchmark. 11’s fine floral perfume mixed with delicate spice gives way to bright raspberry fruits. Trademark precision, fine acid & good ripe but dry finish. Fruit from Wellington as usual.
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.
CHOCOLATE BLOCK 12 BOEKEN
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF 2012 THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK
Item: #308006
Bottle Size:750ML
WA:90
$27.98
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WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS-The 2012 Chocolate Block Franschhoek has slightly more Syrah and less Grenache than previous vintages. The blend of 70% Syrah, 13% Read More...
Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Grenache, 6% Cinsault and 1% Viognier is raised in 13% new wood, 87% in used barriques, hogsheads and 2,500-liter foudres. It has a rounded, quite sensual bouquet with pure, almost understated raspberry preserve, crushed strawberry and delicate touches of seaweed and fennel emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, quite feminine with fine tannins. This is very well-balanced and focused with superb freshness and vivacity toward the elegant finish.
DE TOREN 11 FUSION 5
DE TOREN 2011 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 13 "LESCA" CH
DE WETSHOF 2013 "LESCA" ESTATE CHARDONNAY
Item: #382440
Bottle Size:750ml
$19.95
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DELAIRE GRAFF 12 BOTSMASKOP
DELAIRE GRAFF 2012 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 2012 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
DELAIRE GRAFF 12 SB
DELAIRE GRAFF 2012 SAUVIGNON BLANC
Item: #382480
Bottle Size:750ml
$14.95
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The Delaire Sauvignon Blanc 2012 exudes the smell of green aromas and shows flavours of gooseberries and other spicy fruits on the tongue. It delights with freshness and complexity. Read More...
That makes it to a perfect summer wine but it is also a great combination with a light meal.
ERNIE ELS 10 SIGNATURE
ERNIE ELS 2010 BORDEAUX BLEND
Item: #381019
Bottle Size:750ML
$86.98
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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
$36.98
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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 12 BIG EASY
ERNIE ELS 2012 BIG EASY
Item: #380221
Bottle Size:750ml
$19.95
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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 2013 CHARDONNAY
EXCELSIOR 2013 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.
FAIRVIEW 09 PEGLEG CARIGNAN
FAIRVIEW 2009 PEGLEG CARIGNAN
Item: #381603
Bottle Size:750ml
$21.95
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We are delighted to offer you this exciting discovery from South Africa as the Basson family were one of the first families to plant Carignan there. At the age of 17, young Cobus Basson Read More...
was helping his father plant vines when a tractor overturned and rolled onto him, causing the loss of a leg. Blessed with a generous sense of humor, he has been affectionately known amongst local farmers as “Houtbeen” (Pegleg) Basson. This is a medium-bodied wine with sumptuous red and black fruits. The color is medium ruby with a bouquet of strawberry preserves, plum and mulberry, which is reflected on the palate. The finish is medium in length and quite pleasing, leaving you ready for more. Wine Spectator says of this wine, “Bright and very peppery, with bouncy tobacco and spice-infused fig fruit flavors. Lively finish.” Adored wine critic and author Jancis Robinson also writes of Pegleg as a successful expression of Carignan.
FLEUR DU CAP 12 CHARD
FLEUR DU CAP 2012 CHARDONNAY
Item: #382999
Bottle Size:750ml
$7.98
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The Fleur de Cap Chardonnay displays beautiful notes of apricot, melon, and citrus on the nose, with hints of toasty oak. Dry and medium-bodied on the palate, the tropical fruit flavors Read More...
are supported by butterscotch, nut, and vanilla notes that linger on the long finish. A great value in South African Chardonnay.
FORRESTER 11 FMC CB
FORRESTER 2011 FMC CHENIN BLANC
Item: #378104
Bottle Size:750ml
$56.99
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This iconic Chenin is a benchmark South African bottling, and what Ken Forrester considers to be the ultimate expression of the Chenin Blanc grape. The grapes are grown in Ken Forrester’Read More...
s estate vineyards at the foot of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch.
The vineyards are farmed organically, and everything is done by hand. Grapes for the FMC are hand selected from a single block of low yielding Chenin bush vines planted in 1974. Each vine is pruned to 5 or 6 shoots, with 1 bunch per shoot. They are planted in Clovelly — a deep yellow sandy soil — on south-southwest-facing slopes.
(Cape Classic web site) .
GLEN CARLOU 12 CHARDONNAY
GLEN CARLOU 2012 CHARDONNAY - PAARL
Item: #381971
Bottle Size:750ml
$14.99
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Aromas of ripe pear, lemon and almonds with some underlying minerality. On the palate there is fresh acidity with flavours of green apple, hints on melon and grapefruit. Very nice Read More...
complexity with just a touch of underlying oak and a fresh citrus aftertaste.
GRAHAM BECK 06 BT ZERO
GRAHAM BECK 2006 BRUT ZERO PREMIER CUVEE
Item: #376143
Bottle Size:750ML
$15.58
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Graham Beck is no stranger to quality, especially when it comes to sparkling wine. Award winning Cellarmaster, Peter Ferreira, gained valuable work experience in Champagne before Read More...
returning to his South Africian homeland to take on his duties at Graham Beck. Brut Zero is a blend of 87% Chardonnay and 13% Pinot Noir that is aged no less than 6 years on the yeast, a costly practice which imparts a satisfying richness to this bubbly's flavors despite its having s scant residual of 2.66 g/l. This is truly a study in mouth filling minerality that features impressions of fresh green apples and citrus with hints of brioche. This may not be Champagne, but we dare you to deny its similarities. Of course when it comes to bang for the buck, this limited bottling is really in a league of its own.
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