Winelist

WINE WISH-LIST

Keep calm and drink wine – quench your thirst with our mouth-watering wine list. We’ve got some of South Africa’s finest wines, right here at Butcher Block. Whether you are a connoisseur or simply looking for a meal complement – our wine list is sure to impress.

From a rich Pinotage to a fruity Merlot – we have the perfect wine for every pallet. Chilled to perfection!

BUBBLY

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV – RGBC
This is an art in which the House of Veuve Clicquot excels. Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style.
R1300
Moët & Chandon Imperial Rosé NV – RGBC
Well-balanced, exhibiting flavours of light toast, Gala apple, honey and ginger, with smoke and mineral notes underscoring hints of tropical pineapple and tangerine fruit. There’s lovely texture, with a firm backbone of juicy acidity.
R1500
L’Ormarins Classique Brut NV
Delicate peach hue. Constant stream of fine bubbles. Appealing aroma of candied apple, citrus pith and light flinty, limestone nuance. Distinctly fruity white peach and apple entry. Good vibrance and crisp crunch of acidity to balance the ripe fruitiness.
R385
Boschendal Brut NV
Appealing delicate citrus and notes of tropical fruit. Maturation on the lees provides a well-rounded creamy mouth-feel with detectable minerality, good balance and a seamless finish. Pale gold with a flourish of delicate bubbles. Enticing lemon cream and almond Biscotti precedes a soft explosion of zesty lemon and orange peel.
R315
Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV
Pale silver-pink. Aromas of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary whiffs of minerality. A lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavours enlivened by bright acids.
R305
Black Elephant MCC Brut NV
A classic blend of Chardonnay (75%) contributing fruit and elegance and Pinot Noir (25%) for complexity and length of flavour. Light yeasty aromas and tones of citrus, fresh picked red apples with rich creamy complexity and cherries on the palate. The exceptionally fine mousse contributes freshness and finesse.
R475

BLUSH

Delheim Pinotage Rosé
Vibrant, light pink in colour. Crisp acidity with sweet berry fruit. The wine is still primary with cranberry, strawberry and floral aromas on the palate and nose.
 R135
Boschendal Blanc De Noir
An appealing pale salmon colour leads to bright red fruit, strawberry and red berries. Good freshness, balance and drinkability. Crisp and dry, but with a pleasant hint of fruit sweetness.
R45 R115
Graham Beck Gorgeous Pinot Noir Chardonnay
This wine features spicy, mineral-scented aromas of orange blossom, jasmine and pear followed by layers of mouth filling raspberry cream, grapefruit, lime and honeydew melon flavours.
 R145
Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Rose
A dry traditional style Rosé with juicy red cherries and strawberries intermingled with Turkish Delight and a touch of spice. A lovely creamy yet fresh palate showing a perfect balance between acidity and sweetness.
R55 R145

WHITE

CHENIN BLANC

DeMorgenzon DMZ
Green apple, apricot, peach, hints of honey and floral aromas characterise a fresh and upfront nose. The palate is rich and well integrated with a lingering aftertaste.
R65 R185
AA Badenhorst Secateurs
The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes.
 R145
Durbanville Hills
A full mouth-feel, the wine is a combination of yellow citrus and lime with a crisp acidity.
R35 R128

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Franschhoek Cellars
Expressive tropical aromas tinged with capsicum opening up to attractive Cape gooseberry, grapefruit and pineapple fruit flavours balanced by a lively acidity that follows through to a fresh finish of pleasing length
R45 R125
Stone Town
An elegantly textured Sauvignon blanc offering subtle fleshy fruit aromas and yuzu-like mid palate flavours, typical to these high-lying Darling Hills.
 R145
Brampton
Expressive tropical fruit salad aromas leap out of the glass, followed by underlying green fig and apple notes. Fruit forward with a rich tropical mid-palate of guava and passion fruit underlined by green fig.
 R135
Two Dogs a Peacock and a Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2016
The wine is translucent with a bright green hue. The nose is opulent with aromas of fynbos, litchi, pear drops, granny smith apples and grapefruit. The palate is lively with flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry and richness from the barrel fermented portion, lingering with fresh acidity and flint.
R65 R195
Durbanville Hills
A complex combination of papaya grapefruit, lime and winter lemon. This wine can be enjoyed on its own, slightly chilled or served with sushi, scallops, asparagus risotto, lemon chicken and line fish.
 R195
Boschendal 1685
Melange of yellow and green tropical fruits with hints of citrus. Soft, full bodied with a harmonious palate and coated acidity adding to the zesty, mineral finish. Good balance between acidity and structure with a persisting lingering length.
 R185
Whalehaven
A light straw coloured wine with a tinge of green. Enticing bouquet of ripe Cape gooseberries and mint that follow through on the palate and develop into a long refreshing mineral finish.
 R205
Creation ‘Whale Pod’
The compelling nose charms with a kaleidoscope of aromas: guava, passion fruit and Cape gooseberry mingle with delicate whiffs of grapefruit and peach stone. These aromas are echoed on the palate where crisp acidity and a touch of salty minerality add to the complete finish.
 R165

CHARDONNAY

Protea by Anthonij Rupert
Peach, nectarine and honeysuckle aromas mingle with rock melon and vanilla on the nose. The palate abounds with these same flavours and is well-rounded and balanced by a seamless acid.
 R135
Ataraxia
The palate is penetrating and profound yet graceful and poised. A forceful mineral acidity is beautifully balanced by a subtle yet compelling intensity of fruit. A classic length, creaminess and intriguing complexity defines this stylish, world-class Chardonnay.
 R445
Franschhoek Cellar Unoaked
Radiant pale gold with a youthful green glow. Attractive pineapple and lemon and lime fruit purity and intensity on both nose and palate with a lively balancing acidity to a fresh finish – a gracious and engaging wine even without oak.
R45 R125
Graham Beck The Game Reserve
Aromas of zesty citrus fruit, lemon curd and a hint of crushed oyster shell follow through to a palate redolent of fresh lemons, limes and grapefruit. The finish has a chalky minerality complemented by elegant, creamy oak tones.
R65 R175
Paul Cluver
Lots of buttered toast / brioche on the nose with some citrus aspects too. Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes.
 R395

SEMI SWEET

Boschendal Le Bouquet
This medium-sweet wine has a delicate freshness and a juicy fruit core, embracing characters of peach and apricot with hints of cinnamon and honey. Tantalising vibrancy and smooth, with an uncloying tangerine finish.
R105
Kupferberger
Fruity with plums and raisins, with a refreshing zesty and clean finish.
R45 R115

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Terra Del Capo Pinot Grigio
Lemon zest and delicate pear, tropical fruit and melon whiffs on the nose. Crisp, fresh citrus entry onto the palate with light, clean grapefruit and lemon flavours which echo the nose’s promise. Deliciously refreshing and unfussy.
R45  R135
Idiom Viognier
A clean and complex example of elegantly oaked Viognier. Pale straw appearance with exuberant honeysuckle and ripe apricot notes on the nose.
 R325
Ashbourne Sauvignon blanc/Chardonnay
Uplifting notes of bright citrus add elegant balance to this medium-bodied fruity wine. A convivial crowd-pleaser, it pairs beautifully with pan-seared spicy tuna and rocket salad.
R145
Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Complex and enticing whiffs of creamy citrus, starking red apples, baked pears and ripe strawberries yield to a sumptuous entry and broad citrus and tropical fruit flavours brushed with a suggestion of spice. A full bodied blend with interesting complexity, length and structure.
R185

RED

CABERNET

Protea by Anthonij Rupert
Deep, dark, delicious and tantalising. There’s a velvet, silky seductive caress to the texture but ample power, density and concentration to balance it. Structured, elegant and rich yet still light and delicate. Subtle coffee nuance to the long aftertaste.
R45 R135
Graham Beck The Coffeestone
The Coffeestone represents the pinnacle of our Cabernet Sauvignon craftsmanship – the purest expression of origin and the truest reflection of this noble variety. The name is derived from the unique soil type (deep granite gravel on laterite or ‘coffeestone’) in which these old bush vines are rooted.
 R575
Franschhoek Cellar
Deep crimson with intense blackcurrants and violets on the nose providing a suitable introduction to concentrated currants and mulberry fruit flavours elaborated by attractive savoury oak spice to a smooth and lingering juicy fruit finish.
R45 R135
Plaisir De Merle
With an intense colour this pleasing full bodied Wine is redolent of red berries with deliciously soft tannins and a well-rounded mouth feel. This is a well-integrated wine that was aged in small French oak barrels and shows excellent ageing potential.
 R365
La Motte
Ruby red colour, with fine clinical fruit of wild berries and a hint of tomato leaf and cinnamon spice. A supple consistency with juicy berry fruit and an earthiness in the finish.
 R245
Warwick “First Lady”
The nose reveals lots of red berries and sweet black currents, complemented by sweet vanilla and chocolate oak background and pleasant herbal undertones. The smooth, ripe, round tannins make this wine easy to drink while still retaining a full body. The balanced acid creates a firm finish that is complemented by a lingering sweetness.
 R185

MERLOT

Franschhoek Cellar
Bright ruby red with attractive of plum and black cherry aromas tinged with herbal tea, liquorice and gentle oak spice. Soft and juicy with mouth-filling summer berry flavours that finish smoothly with sour cherry succulent.
R45 R135
Durbanville Hills
A medium bodied Merlot accentuated by soft sweet red fruit, rounded off with silky tannins and a lingering finish.
R55  R145
Whalehaven
Dark red in colour with tobacco and spice on the nose. A rich, well-rounded wine with a firm finish. The tight plum and blackcurrant fruit reminiscent of good Cabernet indicates a wine that will reward cellaring.
R365
Mocha Java by Bellingham
Smooth, integrated juicy finish.  Ruby red. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, red cherries.
 R145

SHIRAZ

Saronsberg
The mouth-feel has depth and clarity of fruit with integrated oak flavours. Finely crafted tannins and a beautiful layered fruit infused finish.
R425
Homestead by Bellingham
Gentle oak and textured tannins. Dark Ruby Red. Black Berry, pepper, violets.
 R165
Brampton
A deep ruby colour with a dense core, this structured wine has an attractive spectrum of flavours, from the first rich impressions of black cherries and ripe plums brushed by alluring floral notes, to integrated spicy clove and pepper nuances. Supporting oak spice on the finish enhances the primary fruit intensity.
R155
Franschhoek Cellar
Deep ruby with exuberant mulberry, plum, pepper and modest oak spice supported by soft ripe tannins that provide a well-structured and balanced juicy finish of pleasing length and finesse.
 R45  R135
Guardian Peak
The dark fruit shows superb follow through from the nose. The wine is seamlessly integrated, with round tannins and a solid structure. The combination of the above creates an elegant wine that is true to its varietal character.
 R165

PINOTAGE

Beyerskloof
The Beyerskloof Pinotage boast with being South-Africa’s most popular Pinotage, and it’s no wonder. This wine has shown a fruity and enjoyable consistency year after year. Classic Pinotage. A wine made to enjoy, to drink at any occasion.
 R55 R155
Diemersfontein
On the nose distinct coffee, rich dark chocolate and baked plums. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be drunk very young.
 R255
Kanonkop
A complex wine with hints of red fruit and mocha flavours. Elegant tannin structures with a good length and dry finish.
R215
Southern Right
Full ripeness and the longer hang-time afforded by cooler sites, combined with the complex, more classic fruit aromas and structure resulting from clay-rich soil, make this wine a highly individual expression of South Africa’s unique grape variety.
 R365
Amistad Pinotage
Our Amistad Pinotage 2014 is pitch black with a dark purple rim. The nose is very expressive and shows notes of red and black currant, chocolate and exotic spices. The palate is youthful with great fruit concentration, driving acidity and fine but firm tannins.
 R395

RED BLENDS

Kanokop Kadette Cape Blend
The wine has a deep ruby, red colour. It shows ripe raspberries, black currant and mocha flavours on the nose and has dark chocolate and blackberry fruit on the palate. This wine has good length with a dry finish.
R195
Anthonij Rupert Optima
Soft and smooth as a ballroom dancer gliding and dipping in a Viennese waltz! Silky tannins, good integration of fruit and oak which has led to leashed power and superb structure. A wine that’s drinking well now but which is made for the long haul and will reward patience.
 R375
The Chocolate Block
Fruit blossom, spices and almond flavours abound on a well-textured palate with a rounded finish. This Red Blend has a lingering aftertaste with subtle wood flavours.
R395
Rib Shack Red
A bright crimson heart with deep ruby rim. Lashings of crushed summer berries and fleshy plum aromas with supple, succulent, generous ripe berry flavours brushed with soft oak spice to a sleek juicy fruit finish.
 R55  R105
Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Red
This intriguing blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault, and Tannat is silky soft on the palate with succulent tannins and notes of blackcurrant, white chocolate and cherry tobacco on the nose.
 R195
Rust en Vrede Estate
The dark fruit and spicy liquorice aromas follow through beautifully from the nose. This full bodied wine has great structure and length, with a seamlessly integrated mid-palate and a long, dry finish.
 R765
Rupert & Rothschild Classique
Fresh raspberry aromas, plum blossom, ripe fig nuances and cassis undertones with exceptional elegance and length.
 R105  R305
Nederburg Heritage Hero’s The Brew Master
Concentrated aromas of Dark fruit, blackcurrant, cigar box, tobacco and a hint of vanilla spice. This wine is made from a Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.
R325
The Wolftrap Red
Syrah, Mourvedre, Viognier. A spicy profile with ripe black fruit, cherries and hints of violets from the Viognier. Smooth and rich on the palate with soft tannins and good density. This Red Blend is made in an easy-drinking style.
 R45 R115

PINOT NOIR

Creation
Deep ruby in colour, gleaming and inviting vibrancy in the glass. Cranberry with earthy cherry notes highlight this classic pinot noir. The nose is backed with a fantastic poised but silky concentration and power. Fine wine.
R375
Glen Carlou
A well-balanced, medium tofull-bodiedd wine which is rich and supple with a smooth velvety texture. Fragrant tones of young strawberry and cherries followed by sweet fruit with soft acidity that lingers.
 R325

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