Down in the Cellar

There is something special about something that will never be available again.

The wine cellar at The Butcher Shop & Grill is alive with a variety of rare South African wines.

For professional advice on wine investment and portfolio planning, Mark and Patrick will gladly assist.

Visit the cellar and be amazed.

The Best Cellar List is a summary of the finest wines selected by Alan Pick at the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

These are available for viewing in the wine cellar at The Butcher Shop & Grill and are not available anywhere else in the country.

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The Best Cellar List

Red Wines

available in 375ml bottle

BEYERSKLOOF CAPE BLEND 2007

700
Winemaker is: Beyers Truter

28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 22% Pinotage, 22% Shiraz. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch. Tasting note: A full bodied Cape Blend with an intense claret colour. A complex wine with loads of blackberry and dark fruit flavours in balance with oak. This wine has a good structure with a long aftertaste and the potential to age well in the bottle.

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NEIL ELLIS RODANOS 2007

980
Winemaker: Neil Ellis

61% Shiraz, 39% Grenache. 750ml. Wine of Origin:

Jonkershoek-Valley / Piekeuierskloof. Tasting note: Deep in colour, this youthful elemental wine shows wonderful overlapping of aromas and flavours. Although oak is obvious on the nose, ripe sweet fruit is finely poised. Rich, ripe, generous soft mid-palate with a juicy impression is supported by layered complexity. Well defined fine-grained tannins will allow for continued evolving in the cellar over time

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JORDAN SOPHIA 2007

1200
Winemaker: Gary Jordan

54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. 750ml.
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch. Tasting note: Complex, dark chocolate, black cherry and cassis intertwine with blackberry fruit and hints of vanilla and spice from the integrated French oak.
Densely layered ripe tannins add to the opulent fmish. Well-structured, this wine will reward careful cellaring for many years to come.

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SARONSBERG "DEWALDT HEYNS" SHIRAZ / VIOGNIER 2006

800
Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

92% Shiraz, 8% Viognier. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Coastal. Tasting
note: The Shiraz (92%) / Viognier (8%) blend has a bright red colour with prominent red berry and plum flavours with violets and spice undertones. The palate is full bodied, showing structured elegant tannins.

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LUDDITE FIGJAM Shiraz / cabernet SAUVIGNON 2007

900
Winemaker: Niels Verburg

14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 86% Shiraz. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Western Cape. Tasting note: Dark fruit and spice dominate the nose. A rich entry of plums, dark cherries and cloves gives the palate good weight. The wine opens up to offer dark chocolate and liquorice, counterbalanced by a good wooding and fine tannins

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LE RICHE CABERNET SAUVIGNON AUCTION
RESERVE 2007

1300
Winemaker: Etienne Ie Riche

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch.
Tasting note: Vibrant, fresh ripe cherry fruitiness integrates well with a classic spiciness. The full, rich and classy palate is supported by firm yet fine tannin structure and a long finish.

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BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF SYRAh AUCTION RESERVE 2007

2000
Winemaker: Marc Kent

100% Syrah. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Coastal Region. Tasting note: Spicy notes with elegant violet and fynbos aromas. Ground pepper is evident on the palate with a complex texture and depth, bound together by focused tannins.

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ENGELBRECHT ELS CWG 2007

1500
Winemaker: Louis Strydom.

60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 10% Merlot. 750ml. Wine of
Origin: Stellenbosch. Tasting note: This wine has prominent Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics, of sandalwood, leather and tobacco aromas. These are supported by hints of spice from the Shiraz and a strong blackberry core. Full, juicy red fruits and floral aromas complete the bouquet. It has a full palate weight with tannins that are showing good integration and length. The initial mineral impression is followed by juicy plum and black cherry flavours and concludes with a smoky coffee aftertaste.
A wine with a rich oak component that will benefit from further maturation, reaching its peak after 8-10 years.

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DE TRAFFORD PERSPECTIVE 2007

950
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Winemaker: David Trafford

34% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot. 750ml.
Wine of Origin: Stellenhosch. Tasting note: Still quite closed and very youthful, but showing density and hidden complexity. Fine, firm tannins with integrated fruit lingering on the palate with a long finish.

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The Best Cellar List

White Wines

CAPE POINT VINEYARDS BARREL FERMENTED SAuviGNON
BLANC 2008

950
Winemaker: Duncan Savage

100% Sauvignon Blanc. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Cape Point. Tasting note: An elegant wine showing citrus, orange blossom and limes; following on to a fresh, tight palate with fantastic aging potential.

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JORDAN CHARDONNAY AUCTION RESERVE 2008

650
Winemaker: Gary Jordan

100% Chardonnay. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch. Tasting note: An iconic Chardonnay with intense, minerally, lemon-lime flavours and hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The full, rich mouthfeel and balanced oak integrates superbly with the tropical fruit finish.

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SARONSBERG DIE ERF VIOGNIER 2007

600
Winemaker: Dewaldt Heyns

100% Viognier. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Coastal. Tasting note: The
Viognier shows a pale straw colour with orange blossom, peach and spicy flavours. The palate is full bodied with integrated oak flavours and a mineral finish.

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ATARAXIA CHARDONNAY 2008

900
Winemaker: Kevin Grant

100% Chardonnay. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Walker Bay. Tasting note: Made as a "vin de terroir", this wine reflects both the ancient soils and the heavily moderating maritime influenced mesoclimate in which the vines grow and the fruit ripens. The result is a wine that reflects its New World provenance yet is Old World in stylistic leaning. Signatured by minerality, it effortlessly manages to be both subtle and intense on the nose and the palate. Classy and complex.

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CAPE POINT VINEYARDS AUCTION RESERVE SEMILLON

600
Winemaker: Duncan Savage

100% Semillon. 750ml. Wine of Origin: Cape Point. Tropical fruit
with herbaceous tones on the nose follow to a richly textured palate with fantastic length. A great food partner that will develop beautifully over the next few years.

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