TOKARA XO POTSTILL BRANDY
Honouring the age-old cognac tradition, this hand-crafted brandy was made from a base of chenin blanc, double distilled, and matured in individual Limousin oak casks for 12 to 17 years. It is unctuous and complex with great depth of character, and the palate delivers rich flavours of caramel, dried apricot, and cocoa butter, with a spicy finish and a fine, elegant length. A limited number of bottles are available at the Tokara cellar door for R900/bottle.
WATERFORD WHISKY UNVEILS THE CUVÉE
No fewer than 25 unique Waterford Single Farm Origin whiskies have been married to create the ultimate single malt whisky. The end result: rich notes of red apple, lavender, digestive biscuit, and orange peel. As Waterford’s CEO Mark Reynier says, “To make the very greatest Bordeaux wines, they make several individ-ual wines, each one ex-pressing a terroir-de-rived personality of its own. After months of maturation, these are assembled into a single profound wine of greater complexity. Why not with whisky? This is the vision sev-en years in the mak-ing, the essence of the Waterford project.”
WIDOW JANE 10 YEAR OLD
Reviving the lost art of marrying only the finest whiskeys, this particular 10-year-old is the signature bourbon of Widow Jane, a craft distillery in Brooklyn, New York. It brings together the richest and rarest straight bourbons, only ever in five-barrel batches, resulting in a bourbon that is as intense as it is inviting. The recommended retail price is R1 495 per bottle.
HOLDEN MANZ ROTHKO ROSÉ 2020
With a pale rose-gold hue, a delicate, rose-petal aroma, a crisp finesse, and floral finish, this wine is the ultimate celebration of spring — dry, elegant, and fruit driven. We recommend you drink this alongside friends and freshly shucked oysters.
BUITEN-VERWACHTING SAUVIGNON BLANC CONSTANTIA 2O21
Made in the Constantia Valley on a pictur-esque estate, this wine has a pale lemon-yellow colour and a bouquet reminiscent of green figs with hints of gooseberry and green pepper. Dry, full-bodied, and possessing a long finish, it is the ideal companion to a summer lunch. Pair with shellfish, a roasted veggie platter, or a goat’s cheese salad.
GLENFIDDICH GRANDE COURONNE
After 26 years and an extended finish in rare French cognac casks, the Glenfiddich Grande Couronne is finally ready for your drinking pleasure. Expect notes of toasted oak and velvety aromas of café crème, brown sugar, and soft spice. This is a single-malt whisky that leaves a sweet oak finish and an equally long-lasting impression.
In collaboration with Wanted.
• With over two decades of experience in the luxury-drinks market, Wade Bales’ passion is sourcing really great drinks and sharing them with really great people.
• From the November issue of Wanted 2021.