Boschendal Nicolas.
Boschendal Nicolas.
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BOSCHENDAL NICOLAS 

Forget Saint Nick — Nicolas is a luscious blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot, and petit verdot. Named after one of Boschendal’s founding pioneers, this special blend brims with character, depth, and vibrant fruit.

JACK BLACK SUPER CRUSH 

Know someone with a serious crush on craft beer? Then look no further for the ultimate gift. Jack Black’s most recent addition is a limited-release, premium grapefruit radler called Super Crush. With only 3% ABV and a natural fruity flavour, it’s the perfect daytime, all-time beer — just in time for summer. Sold in a sustainably packaged six-pack wrap, bottled in a 330ml bottle, and priced at R109.99 per six-pack from selected retailers.

Jack Black Super Crush.
Jack Black Super Crush.
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Regional Series Breedekloof 2019

In South Africa’s chenin blanc heartland, five of Breedekloof’s top winemakers each contributed their best chenin blanc barrels. The result: a complex nose of Golden Delicious apple and nectarine, with a slight flinty note. Pristine, elegant, and fruit-forward, the palate exudes good concentration balanced with vibrant acidity and well-judged oak.

Breedekloof 2019.
Breedekloof 2019.
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REGIONAL SERIES STELLENBOSCH CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2018

John Platter awarded five stars to this renowned regional series, with five of Stellenbosch’s best winemakers having contributed their finest cabernet sauvignon barrels to produce the ultimate expression of their region’s signature style. A deep ruby hue gives way to aromas of dark cherries and dried cranberries. Wonderfully complex, the tannins are soft and integrated. A pleasure to drink now, this wine will continue to intrigue for years to come.

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.
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REGIONAL SERIES CONSTANTIA WHITE 2019

Having just won first place in Wine Magazine’s “Prescient Sauvignon Blanc Re-port 2021: Sauv-Sem Blends Top 10”, this special blend represents a very special region and project — one that combines the talents and best barrels of nine of Constantia’s top winemakers and farms. Luscious flavours of citrus and winter melon, with an undertone of sweet spice, ensure that this will be a welcome gift under any tree or on any festive table.

Constantia White 2019.
Constantia White 2019.
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 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 December edition of Wanted, 2021.

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