DURBANVILLE HILLS COLLECTORS MERLOT
Inspired by Cape Town’s radiant energy and creative demeanour, our new premium offering – The Collector’s Reserve – is a unique range specially crafted by our winemakers using only the finest grapes from Cape Town’s best vineyards.
The cheery red and white candy-striped lighthouse in Green Point with its foghorn, affectionately known as “Moaning Minnie”, is well-known for guiding ships along the misty Cape coast. These misty, cool climate conditions develop the Merlot’s unique character, displaying notes of mint and red cherry.
KES1,140 – KES2,040
Marqués de Riscal is one of the oldest Rioja wineries. Founded in Elciego (Álava) in 1858 by Guillermo Hurtado de Amézaga, from the outset it has been a point of reference in the winemaking business at both national and international level. Throughout its history, Marqués de Riscal has always been an innovating, pioneering cellar and reference in a constantly changing winemaking sector. Thay seek to make wines which are original, fresh, elegant and easy to drink. Since the beginning they have always had a clear vocation for creating the quintessential Spanish wines from Rioja. Barón de Chirel, the first “signature wine”, launched in 1986 was the precursor of the so-called “new era” of Rioja wines. This wine is produced on a very limited scale and only in the best vintage years, in which the character of the vineyard, the soil and the variety are expressed as part of a single, harmonious whole.
Concentration of ripe plum and rich red fruit with hints of black pepper and sweet spice. Soft and elegant tannins on the palate with a mouth-watering finish.2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards – GoldNine leading vineyard owners in the Durbanville district joined forces with Distell to create Durbanville Hills with the aim of promoting the regional individuality of this prime wine-growing area. The striking Durbanville Hills cellar sits on the side of a series of rolling hills with magnificent views of Table Mountain and Table Bay – the very geography that lies at the heart of what makes the wines so unique.
Cabernet Sauvignon makes some of the world’s finest and most age-worthy wines. Medium-bodied (this refers to fullness on the palate) with firm tannins and a lingering aftertaste, this wine is an ideal partner to robust savoury dishes.
COLOUR Ruby red.
BOUQUET An abundance of ripe red berry fruit and dark chocolate aromas with nuances of oak in the background.
PALATE A medium-bodied wine with ripe fruit and delicate oak spice flavours, firm tannins and a lingering, youthful aftertaste. Excellent drinkability.