Slight gold colour with lime, rich ripe pineapple and honey on the nose which follows through on the palate. Good crisp acidity balances the full bodied flavours. The Lingering finish is a testimony of high quality ripe grapes.
De Tradisie has a complex nose of green apples, smoky melon and orange blossoms. The citrus flavours follow through on the pallet, with lime leading grapefruit, quince and cinnamon onto a rich but refreshing palate. It is a wellbalanced wine with great integration of oak and a lovely long finish with a yeasty undertone. It is a very flavoursome wine.
A vision of inky-purple and brick-red hues, bears promise to intense flavours of black currents, bluegum, ripe cherries, cigar box and pencil shavings on the nose that follows through and explodes on the palate with a voluptuous mouthfeel and powerful, gripping finish. This is a true example of a classical Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rich, dark delicious wild horse of a wine, bursting with a nose of plums, black berries and ripe red cherries, elegantly integrated with hints of smoky bacon and new leather aromas. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, with a touch of black pepper and a lingering creamy mocha finish, classically encapsulated by maturation in new French Oak barrels.
Bright, golden hues invite you to a nose of citrus honey, ripe guava, dried apricots and canned pineapple, delicately layered with hints of orange blossom. The oily, creamy mouth feel reflects ripe, tropical fruit and buttered toast flavours, with a lovely balance between sweetness and crisp citrus acidity, following through to a rich, lingering finish.
The Rudera Platinum Chenin blanc 2009 nose shows citrus and intriguing wet wool notes. The palate is youthful but still “tight” and will benefit with some decanting. It shows traces of lime and lemon, but is clean and crisp. It has an almost salty sea-shell character on the creamy pallet, with a fine chalky finish and fresh acidity. The Rudera Platinum Chenin Blanc 2009 Elgin is an elegant, barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc, made in a dry, refreshing style.
The Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. There are classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine are big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.