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The Garland

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The Garland 2009

A single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon made from grapes grown on the slopes of Simonsberg, The Garland is Simonsig’s icon wine. Succulent, well-rounded flavours on the palate are perfectly framed by the seamless fine grained tannins which have softened sufficiently to allow the ripe berry fruitiness to shine through in a wine dubbed a South African classic.

Style: Single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Wood maturation: 26 months in New French Oak

Cellaring potential: Seven years or further until 2018-2022

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The Malan Family Selection

Frans Malan

This legendary Cape Style Blend harnesses the elements of Pinotage Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in an elegant, powerful union. With a deep Persian carpet red colour, the collaboration of the three grape varieties showcases layers of perfume, plums and cranberries. Decadent flavours of moist fruit cake portray the palate with subtle nuances of cinnamon spice and fynbos.

Style: Dry red, Cape Style Blend

Wood maturation: Oaking for 17 months in 65% American White Oak and 35% French Oak

Cellaring potential: Five to eight years from vintage

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Redhill Pinotage

A full-bodied, wood-matured wine from a dedicated vineyard site that counts among the most awarded Pinotages in South Africa. The dense opaque colour holds rich flavours of black fruit and sweet plum, with a lavish mouthfeel encrusted with cedar oak spice. Smooth tannins sculpt a lingering palate of fruit-filled pockets.

Style: Full-bodied, wood-matured Pinotage from a dedicated vineyard site

Wood maturation: 15 months in 78% French Oak and 22% American White Oak

Cellaring potential: Six to eight years after vintage

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Tiara

This classic Bordeaux-style blend showcases a deep garnet centre with bright and youthful hues on the rim. A rich, perfumed bramble and red berry bouquet is enhanced by layers of mocha, sweet cinnamon sugar and vanilla spiciness. With more aeration the wine shows violet and delicious mulberry fruit.

Style: Dry red Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot

Wood maturation: 17 months in 92% French Oak, 8% American White Oak

Cellaring Potential:  Up to 2018

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Merindol Syrah

This terroir-driven Syrah has a rich, velvet red colour boasting a masculine perfume with a white pepper and cinnamon twist. On the palate it exudes decadent layers of black forest chocolate cake, while tailored tannins capture the aroma of black fruit with hints of liquorice.

Style: Oak matured Syrah from a selected single vineyard site

Wood maturation: 19 months in 100% New French Oak Barriques

Cellaring potential: Eight to ten years

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Chenin Avec Chêne

Highly regarded by critics and consumers alike, this wooded Chenin Blanc dances in the glass with a bright golden hue. Inviting citrus blossoms, tasty oak and honey aromas on the nose is complimented by an array of caramelised baked apple, ripe pear and a zesty acidity on the palate.

Style: Full-bodied wood-matured Chenin Blanc

Wood maturation: 11 months in 8% New Wood

Cellaring potential: At its best within three to four years of vintage date

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Méthode Cap Classique

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Cuvée Royale

This Prestige Cuvée charms with delicate citrus blossom and lime aromas complimented by hints of roasted almonds and brioche.  Delectably dry, but crisp with a refreshing palate, whilst the super fine mousse leaves a creamy caress on the tongue.

Style: Prestige Cuveé Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique Brut

Cellaring potential: Careful cellaring will develop more depth of flavour and add complexity

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Kaapse Vonkel Brut

Jewel-like in clarity with a straw-coloured undertone, this sophisticated Cap Classique excites with a symphony of energetic, yet elegant bubbles, and notes of white peach and red berries. The flavour of freshly baked bread comforts the palate, while the fine balance between the fruit and acidity displays beautiful finesse and elegance.

Style: A delicate sophisticated Cap Classique with delicious flavour intensity

Cellaring potential: Four to six years

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Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rosé

The exquisite pale salmon colour of this rosé reflects is elegance and grace. Dancing aromas of delicious red berries and luscious strawberries will tickle the senses, whilst a string of pearls bring the floral bouquet to the fore. The pleasing mouthfeel showcases high notes of fresh fruit accompanied by a subtle crisp acidity perfecting the balance for a refreshing dry finish.

Style: Full-flavoured, dry rosé crafted according to the traditional French method

Cellaring potential: Delicious when youthful

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Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec

Aromas of spring blossoms and ripe fruit are followed by depth of flavour and a delicate touch of sweetness. The balance is beautifully maintained by the soft natural acidity that rolls off the palate and persists to the lingering finish. The blend of three classic grape varieties ensures a wine of extraordinary generosity and luxury.

Style: Demi Sec

Cellaring potential: Four to six years

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Cultivar Range

Chenin Blanc

Simonsig Chenin Blanc was the first wine released by founder Frans Malan in 1968. This versatile variety appeals with a bright straw colour and a distinctive presence of passion fruit, watermelon and guava. With a lively acidity it pronounces the fruit and coats the palate with an abundance of kiwi fruit and tropical nuances.

Style: Full-bodied Chenin Banc

Cellaring potential: Best enjoyed within two years from its vintage

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Chardonnay

Elegantly wooded, this wine exhibits a golden dust colour with complex aromas of citrus and butterscotch. The palate is full bodied with a silky texture that tempts with layers of ripe apple, roasted almonds and toasty French oak ending in a long dry finish.

Style: Full-bodied French Oak matured 100% Chardonnay

Cellaring potential: Three to Five years

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Gewürztraminer

This sunshine late-harvest wine with a golden straw colour exudes aromas of litchis and rose petals. White Turkish delight embraces the palate and makes an exit with a tantalizing lime finish. The rich and complex layers of fruit are well balanced with a fine and delicate acidity.

Style: Special Late Harvest

Cellaring potential: Enjoy when youthful and fresh, but it gains complexity after four to six years

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Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc

With a brilliantly clear colour, the Sauvignon Blanc expresses flavours of green melon, asparagus, green figs and subtle hints of pineapple. Its balanced mouthfeel displays tropical notes on the palate with crisp acidity adding freshness and longevity.

Style: Dry white Sauvignon Blanc

Cellaring potential: Twelve to fourteen months after vintage

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Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon

The deep garnet red colour reveals delicate notes of violets, cherries, black berries and cedar. A masculine body reflects pencil shavings and fynbos, whilst the velvety tannins bind these flavours into a supple, lingering mouthfeel.

Style: Full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon

Cellaring potential: Six to eight years

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Mr Borio’s Shiraz

A full bodied, richly flavoured dry red, with a vibrant plum colour and attractive notes of blueberries and spice. Hints of vanilla pod intertwine with the well grafted tannins creating a feast of mouth filling flavour.

Style: Full-bodied, richly flavoured dry Shiraz

Cellaring potential: Three to five years from vintage

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Pinotage

This youthful wine with its alluring ruby colour entices with the sweet scented aromas of red berries, blueberries and a touch of spice. Moulded tannins sculpt the palate with soft nuances of dried prunes and red cherries. The finish is juicy and delectable.

Style: An unwooded soft and fruity Pinotage

Cellaring potential: Four to eight years from the vintage date

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Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

Bringing together the best features of two fine grape varieties, this ruby coloured wine shows vibrant notes of red berries layered with luscious plums. Hints of cinnamon contribute to the primary fruit sensation, while youthful, yet tame, tannins sooth the palate.

Style: Soft fruit-driven red blend

Cellaring potential: Ready to drink, but can be aged for a further three to four years

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Vin de Liza

Concentrated Botrytis berries were hand-picked from selected vineyards to produce this Noble Late Harvest in the classic drier wood-matured style of Sauternes. Rich honeyed fruit on the nose is complimented by a seductive nutty oak spiciness. The silky smooth palate offers an earthy, wet river stone minerality which keeps the sweetness well balanced.

Style: Noble Late Harvest Botrytis Wine

Cellaring potential: Perfect to enjoy now, but further cellaring will be highly rewarded

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The GSM

A delicious blend of three classic grape varieties evoking the sensory richness of Southern France. The wine displays a bright ruby red colour with an aroma bursting with juicy red berries with hints of white pepper. A velvety smooth wine with a moderate alcohol.

Style: Blended, soft fruity red

Cellaring potential: Enjoy this wine in its youth

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