Last night, Wine Cellar’s tasting — ‘Legendary South African wines back to the 1940s’ — gave us the opportunity to indulge in of some of the most scarce SA vintage…

Last night, Wine Cellar’s tasting — ‘Legendary South African wines back to the 1940s’ — gave us the opportunity to indulge in of some of the most scarce SA vintage wines.

The evening was a celebration of the hands-off approach, lower alcohols and blending styles prominent in the remarkable wines of the 60s and 70s. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsaut and Pinotage all played their part.

The tasting included a 1979 Alto Cabernet Sauvignon, 1974 Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon, 1965 Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon, 1970 Chateau Libertas and a 1969 Lanzerac Pinotage. They all showed remarkable colour, fantastic concentration of fruit and shone with a weightless intensity. Offering a rare and extraordinary experience to all those who joined, the evening’s tasting will be an occasion to be remember.

View our online selection of vintage wines and our list of upcoming tastings in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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