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Terrific Thelema Specials month
The Wine Shop is offering huge specials on these wines because they are about to be replaced
by the most recent vintages. All of these wines benefit from further ageing in the bottle and are
currently delicious. As they are not current vintages, they are available for tasting at the bar.
Tremendous value, not to be missed. Go ahead and taste to see for yourself.
Thelema Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc 2016 42.00 126.00 Green style sauvignon reflecting the cool climate Elgin mountains nineyard from where the
grapes are sourced. Fresh minerality in the fruits. Platter 4*
Thelema Sutherland Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 42.00 126.00 Fresh citrus flavours combine with tangerine in this zesty dry yet flavourful wine. Platter 4*
Thelema Sutherland Chardonnay 2015 42.00 126.00 Citrus tones combine beautifully with nutty toasty flavours from judicious oaking. Lively and
delicious. Platter 4*
Thelema Sutherland Viognier/Roussane 2013 42.00 126.00 One of the favourite Thelema wines. Fragrant and oozing in much fruit flavours. Expertly oaked
elegant white blend. Platter 4.5*
Thelema Petit Verdot 2011 55.00 165.00 Highly rated well matured red which is usually used in red Bordeaux style blends. Wide range of
flavours which has matured beautifully.
Thelema Sutherland Pinot Noir 2013 55.00 165.00 Rasberry and cherry flavours in this delicate and balanced pinot which has benefitted immensely
from extra time in the bottle. Platter3.5*.
Thelema Sutherland Syrah 2012 55.00 165.00 Ripe dark berry fruit flavours with hits of spice and savoury tones. Smooth and rewarding.
Other Wines on Special Essay Red 2016-Paarl 50.00 150.00 This is a delicious Rhône style blend of shiraz, grenache, cinsault and mourvedre and led by
shiraz (69%). Excellent fruit in this most appealing well rounded blend. Great quality-- scoring 89
points in (US) Wine Advocate’s ratings by Robert Parker. Outstanding value.
Solms-Delta Hiervandaan 2012 78.00 234.00 Delicious and classy Rhône style red blend of mostly grenache and shiraz with some
cinsaut. Excellent fruit and oaking. Sumptuous yet elegant. Beautifully matured and now
drinking at its best Owners' recommendation. Platter 4*.
M.A.N. Family Wines Warrelwind Sauvignon Blanc 2017- Paarl 50.00 150.00
Is a harmonious and well-balanced wine, showing typical green herbaceous flavours as
well as richer tropical notes. On the palate the wine shows bright tropical fruit flavours of
passion fruit and pineapple (our Paarl fruit) complemented by crisp, well integrated
acidity. The wine has a rich, full structure (from Sémillon) with a rounded and creamy
Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Stellenbosch 63.00 189.00 Superb sauvignon included in the very recent top 10 sauvignon blancs in SA. Lots of delicious
fruit, yet fresh and dry. Platter 4*
Groote Post Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Darling 72.00 216.00 Lively fruit-driven sauvignon. Flavours of lime, gooseberry and kiwi fruit with fresh minerality in the
finish. One of the SA’s top sauvignons.
Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2017 - Elim 395.00 Won trophy for best sauvignon blanc in the world over £15 at the Decanter World Wine Awards,
2013 by Cederberg’s David Niewoudt from grapes sourced from the cool climate area of Cape
Agulhas (region of origin Elim) the southern most tip of Africa. Veritas Gold.
Steenberg HMS Rattlesnake 2017-Constansia 248.00 Stylish sauvignon. Full fruit flavours enhanced by light and delicate oaking to provide a well
rounded sauvignon with a lingering finish. Platter 3.5*.
Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2017-Cederberg 265.00 An aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with grassy notes, white asparagus undertones and strong hints of
capsicum, gooseberries and lemon zest. A refreshing, crisp acidity finishes off the initial sensation
of creaminess on the mid-palate.
M.A.N. Family Wines Padstal Chardonnay (wooded) 2018 - Paarl 50.00 150.00 Lightly oaked and delightful wine. Full fruit flavours combine nicely with
restrained oaking with hints of vanilla. Platter 3½*
Rustenberg unoaked Chardonnay 2017 - Stellenbosch 190.00 Fresh and fruity lime and apple flavours in this charming and refreshing wine. Platter 3½*
Groote Post unwooded Chardonnay 2018 - Darling 230.00 This wine invites you with a lovely deep straw green colour. Its flavours are full of citrus
and lime with a generous palate of marmalade and preserved ginger. Its full flavours
and good length with a lively acid structure makes this an ideal food wine. Platter 4*
Eikendal Chardonnay 2016-Skll 435.00 Supremely elegant Burgundy style white . Tremendous depth of flavour combining with
restrained and delicate oak maturation. Highly recommended. Platter 4.5*.
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay 2016 - Hermanus 875.00 This superb wine received a rating of 93 by leading US critic Robert Parker –
the highest rating for any South African Chardonnay. Supremely elegant - lovely fruit,
well oaked, great finish. Platter 5*
Cederberg Bukettraube 2018 - Cederberg 218.00 Delicious semi-sweet wine. Ideal accompaniment with spicy food. Lovely long
Other White Varietals
Semi Sweet Wines
Groote Post The Old Man's Blend White 2018 - Darling 57.00 171.00 Delicious blend of sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc, 60:40 Enjoyable. Flavours of apples, pears
and almond with hints of minerality. Platter 4*.
De Grendel Rose 2018 - Durbanville 50.00 150.00 Stylish crisp dry rose but brimming with full fresh fruit flavours. Winner of Veritas Gold Medal.
Cederberg Sustainable Rosé 2018 - Cederberg 195.00 An attractive salmon colour from Shiraz grapes. Dry with subtle raspberry and sweet cherry
aromas with a lively acidity! A summer refresher.
Bonnievale DUSK – Perle Rose 49.00 147.00 A perfect pink sundowner for those who like a zesty semi sweet ripe wine. A few bubbles
make this a Perlè wine and adds a sparkle to your experience.
Bonnievale DAWN – Perle White 49.00 147.00 A gorgeous semi sweet wine with a few bubbles adding to the lively fruitiness
of this wine. Winner of Veritas Silver Medal.
Bonnivale Sweet Shiraz-Robertson 54.00 162.00 Fruity and natural sweet red blend. Goes well with steak, chicken and spicy dishes.
Arabella Sweet Red 38.00 114.00 Fruity and natural sweet red blend. Goes well with steak, chicken and spicy dishes.
Arabella Sweet White 38.00 114.00 Fruity and natural sweet white blend. Goes well with fish, chicken and pasta dishes.
Piekenierskloof Six Hats Chenin Blanc 2017 45.00 135.00 Outstanding and delicious fruit in this flavourful chenin. Creamy texture on the palate with fresh
finish. More off-dry than dry. Very appealing.
Lievland Chenin Blanc 2017-Paarl 225.00 This wine is representative of the versatility of old vine Chenin Blanc for which South Africa has
built up a strong reputation. It has a light straw colour with a golden hue, showing notes of white
peach, citrus and pineapple on the nose, a rich and ripe mouthfeel coupled with vibrant acidity
and a great minerality tying it all together on the finish.
Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2017 - Cederberg 215.00 Widely regarded as a leading example of Cape unwooded chenin. This vintage secured Veritas
Double Gold recognition. This vintage was awarded a Michelangelo Gold medal. Vibrant fruity
flavours of melon, guava and tropical fruit with fresh, clean finish.
Deetlefs Estate Chenin Blanc 2016 - Breedekloof 228.00 Much decorated full bodied yet elegant chenin with a superb finish.
Light lemon yellow colour. Complex combination of granadilla, lime, peaches with very delicate
floral hint of peach blossoms. Fresh citrus flavour entry, with prominent aromas. Wine has fresh
grapefruit acidity. Subtle oak influence adds creaminess and gives long smooth finish.
Marras Piekenierskloof Chenin Blanc 2017 190.00 Magnificent fruit grown on bush vines on the slopes of the Piekenierskloof Mountain has been
sourced for this truly delightful chenin blanc. Expertly made involving partial natural fermentation
and a combination of barrel and tank fermentation, this wine is sensational. A superb chenin.
Fresh and rounded. Available from the Wine Shop while stocks last. Not rated in Platter. Highly
rated by us.
Arabella Sparkling White - Robertson 47.00 141.00 The nose is fresh and clean with hints of ripe lemon and lime. The bubbles enhance the aroma.
The palate fulfils th