Our Wines (archived)
Rudera Syrah 2010

Rich, darkly-delicious "wild horse" of a wine, bursting with a nose of cassis, black berries and ripe red cherries, elegantly integrated with hints of "smoky bacon" and "new leather"-aromas. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, with a lingering creamy mocha finish, classically encapsulated by maturation in all-new French Oak barrels.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.2  pH: 3.67  TA: 4.9  VA: 0.47  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2009

Deep, intense ruby with a violet rim. Savoury black olive with hints of pepper and spice. Red fruit on the nose. Seductively smokey but elegant with soft tannins and wet forest floor flavours culminating in a lingering aftertaste.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 1.2  pH: 3.67  TA: 4.9  VA: 0.47  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2006

Deep, intense ruby with a violet rim. Savoury black olive with hints of pepper and spice. Red fruit on the nose. Seductively smokey but elegant with soft tannins and wet forest floor flavours culminating in a lingering aftertaste.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.1  pH: 3.44  TA: 6.5  VA: 0.67  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2005

Deep, intense ruby with a violet rim. Savouty black olive with hints of pepper and some juice red fruit on the nose. Seductive smokey but elegant with soft tannins and wet forest floor flavours culminating in a lingering aftertaste.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.64  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2004

Deep, intense ruby with a violet rim. Whiffs of pepper and spice - hints of leafy forest floor on the nose. Juicy berry fruit on palate. Elegant and aproachable with lingering aftertaste.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.68  TA: 6.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2003

Deep, intense ruby with violet rim. Whiffs of spice - hints of leafy forest floor on the nose. Gentle and soft entry on to the palate gives way to rich, ripe, concentrated berry fruit flavours. Elegant and aproachable but doesn't dominate. Lingering aftertaste.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.9  TA: 5.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2002

A lively colour; ruby red and violet-rimmed. This elegant fragrant wine displays a smokey, spicy and concentrated forest floor nose. Soft, ripe fruit, yet crisp and firm. Good soft tannins and lovely aftertaste.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 1.8  pH: 3.79  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2001

A lively colour; ruby red and violet-rimmed. Fragrant, fig-like, spicy and earthy nose. Some sweaty Syrah character. Soft, ripe fruit, yet crisp and firm.
Good soft tannins and lovely aftertaste.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.8  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

A vision of inky-purple and brick-red hues, bears promise to intense flavours of black currents, blue gum, ripe cherries, tea leaf and vanilla on the nose, excellent fruit concentration exploding on the palate, with bright acidity and firm but fine tannins resulting in a voluptuous mouth feel and powerful, gripping finish. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that shows beautifully now, but begs for another 5 to 10 years in bottle, to develop to full potential.


Alc: 14.56  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.68  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

The soft red fruit aromas introduce this handsome Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 that delivers on depth, harmony and complexity. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. Well managed tannins, a hint of sweet tobacco leaving generous fruit on a silk-textured palate.


Alc: 14.2  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.36  TA: 6.2  VA: 0.66  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

An opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine is big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.


Alc: 13.17  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.75  TA: 6.00  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

An opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine is big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.


Alc: 13  RS: 3.6  pH: 3.76  TA: 5.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

An opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. Classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine is big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish. This is a truly classic Cabernet, can be enjoyed now but will improve over the next ten to 15 years.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.9  pH: 3.58  TA: 6.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

An opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. Classic lead pencil and cassis flavours on the nose. Allow a few minutes in the glass; very attractive bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes. The tannins on this wine is big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate and long finish. This is a truly classic Cabernet, can be enjoyed now but will improve over the next ten to 15 years.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 2.4  pH: 3.9  TA: 6.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

The wine started out opaque with a vivid, purple rim and then changed to a deep ruby wine, with wonderful intensity of colour. A nose of great depth, with elegant lead pencil and cassis flavours. Allow a few minutes in the glass; very attractive bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes. The tannins on this wine is big and velvety at the same time with meaty / marmite and plummy fruit on palate. The long finish is firmed up by very ripe tannins, culminating in a truly classic Cabernet.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 2.6  pH: 4.0  TA: 5.6  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

The wine started out opaque with a vivid, purple rim and then changed to a deep ruby wine, with wonderful intensity of colour. A nose of great depth, but at this stage tight-knit. Allow a few minutes in the glass; very attractive bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes. The silky tannins are not apparent at first, the rich plummy coffee palate seems chunky and big, but elegant at the same time. The long finish is firmed up by very ripe tannins, culminating in a truly classic Cabernet.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.95  TA: 6.4  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Halala Afrika Shiraz 2010

This is a youthful Shiraz with a rich, plummy/spicy nose and lovely ripe berries on the palate with a long finish.


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Lula Shiraz 2010

A classical nose of new Leather, white pepper and Violets follow through to an intensely layered palate of ripe black cherries, vanilla spice and blueberries. The palate is lightly gripping with a delightful biltong/jerky meatiness, supported by hints of fresh strawberries that lingers on the finish.


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Mzansi Two Friends Red Blend 2011

The Mzansi Two Friends Red Blend is well-balanced with soft, ripe lingering berries and peppery fruit. It has a velour texture with spicy cloves and an aftertaste with a good length.


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Rudera Chenin Blanc 2008

Bright gold, green tinge. Tropical, citrus nose. Baked apples, grapefruit and quince create a rich palate with savoury complexity. A weighty wine with great balance of wood and fruit. Lovely long finish.

"Another wonderful expression of Chenin, with hazelnut, lemon balm and nougat notes and a stunning texture." - Matthew Jukes' Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008


Alc: 14.9  RS: 6.1  pH: 3.32  TA: 6.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2011
The Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2011 shows unrestrained ripe pineapple and citrus, with pear, guava and peach aromas that follow on the nose. Well integrated oak coming through as fresh toast. It gives voluptuous tropical fruit and ripe grapefruit on the palate with fat, oily texture and a sweet mid-palate. It has good acidity with a lingering rich lime finish.
Alc: 14.5  RS: 5.5  pH: 3.47  TA: 5.3  VA: 0.6  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Chenin Blanc 2007

Bright gold, green tinge. Tropical, citrus nose. Baked apples, grapefruit and quince create a rich palate with savoury complexity. A weighty wine with great balance of wood and fruit. Lovely long finish.

"Another wonderful expression of Chenin, with hazelnut, lemon balm and nougat notes and a stunning texture." - Matthew Jukes' Top 50 from Cape Wine 2008


Alc: 14.0  RS: 3.2  pH: 3.22  TA: 6.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera De Tradisie Chenin Blanc 2010

Rudera de Tradisie Chenin blanc 2010 shows ripe Golden Delicious apple, nectarines and melon aromas, well supported by the oak, coming through as buttered toast on the nose. It has a rich, creamy texture and balanced acidity on the palate with fresh apple and citrus flavours, following in a long fresh finish.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 4.7  pH: 3.17  TA: 6.3  VA: 0.72  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Chenin Blanc 2006

Bright gold, green tinge. Tropical , citrus nose. Baked apples, grapefruit and quince create a rich palate with savoury complexity. A weighty wine with great balance of wood and fruit. Lovely long finish.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.18  TA: 6.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Chenin Blanc 2005

Bright gold, green tinge. Complex nose lime, quince and apples - some vanilla too. Concentrated rich palate packed with grapefruit and tropical flavours - a real fruit salad with some floral notes in the middle. Good weight / balance of wood and fruit. Lovely long finish.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 3.5  pH: 3.15  TA: 7.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Syrah 2011
The Rudera Syrah 2011 shows powerful aromas of red and black fruit, with ripe plum, cassis and black cherries, as well as spicy notes of black pepper and cloves on the nose. Ripe plum on the palate with firm tannin structure and a lingering rich berry fruit. It has good acidity on the finish and will reward aging.
Alc: 15.0  RS: 1.7  pH: 3.48  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.57  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Chenin Blanc 2004

Bright gold, green tinge. Complex nose of citrus (lime and grapefruit), melon, quince and apples - some vanilla too. Concentrated rich palate packed with zingy tropical flavours - a real fruit salad with some floral notes in the middle. Good weight / balance of wood and fruit. Lovely long finish.


Alc: 13.5  RS: 5.5  pH: 3.02  TA: 9.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
vision of inky-purple and brick-red hues, bears promise to intense flavours of black currents, blue gum, ripe cherries, tea leaf and vanilla on the nose, excellent fruit concentration exploding on the palate, with bright acidity and firm but fine tannins resulting in a voluptuous mouth feel and powerful, gripping finish. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that shows beautifully now, but begs for another 5 to 10 years in bottle, to develop to full potential.
Alc: 14.56  RS: 1.9  pH: 3.57  TA: 5.9  VA: 0.68  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
The Rudera Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is an opaque wine with a vivid, purple rim and intense deep ruby hue. There are classic Cabernet cassis flavours on the nose. In the glass a bouquet of violets and cedary cigar box notes develops. The tannins on this wine are big and ripe and benefit from decanting. Rich plummy cassis fruit on palate with some lead pencil and long finish.
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Rudera Chenin Blanc 2003

This wine is clear and bright gold with a green tinge. The citrus start with lime and develop in the mouth to grapefruit. Quince and apple flavours add to the complexity with the wood so well integrated that only a hint of vanilla is evident. A rich concentrated mouth-feel, flowery mid-palate, and layers of glorious tropical fruit culminate in a long, complex, lingering finish.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 2.5  pH: 3.33  TA: 7.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Chenin Blanc 2002

This wine is clear and bright gold with a green tinge. Citrus, quince, peach and baked apple flavours jump from the glass. A rich concentrated mouth-feel, flowery mid-palate, and layers of glorious pineapple and grapefruit culminate in a long, complex, lingering finish.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 6.4  pH: 3.37  TA: 8.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Chenin Blanc 2001

This wine is clear and bright gold with a green tinge. Beeswax, quince, apricot and baked apple confirm expectations. Rich mouth-feel, flowery mid-palate, and layers of glorious fruit, culminate in a long, complex, lingering finish.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 4.2  pH: 3.32  TA: 7.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2008

Distinct bright yellow hue; rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmelade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.


Alc: 12.02  RS: 128.5  pH: 3.35  TA: 9.2  VA: 1.1  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2007

Distinct bright yellow hue; rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmelade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.


Alc: 12  RS: 124.8  pH: 3.43  TA: 8.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2006

Distinct bright yellow hue; rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmelade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 133.6  pH: 3.65  TA: 8.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2005

Distinct bright yellow hue; rich bouquet. Waxy, honeyed with flinty tangerine. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours, apricot, and some marmelade. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length and balance.


Alc: 12.0  RS: 138.6  pH: 3.91  TA: 8.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2003

Distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Amazingly full, scented nose erupting from the glass. Waxy, honeyed with mouth watering fruit salad and apples. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 136.8  pH: 3.65  TA: 8.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2002

Distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Amazingly full, scented nose erupting from the glass. Waxy, honeyed with mouth watering fruit salad and apples. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours. The delicate yet firm smokey, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 136.8  pH: 3.65  TA: 8.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2009

Developing gold shot with lime, rich tropical / spicy nose, boisterous peach / pear / guava fruit on the nose which follows through on the palate. Good crisp acidity balances the flavours. A taut yet luscious wine with structure, texture and length will reward aging.


Alc: 14.29  RS: 4.7  pH: 3.42  TA: 5.1  VA: 0.47  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2008

Straw colour with a hint of old gold. Quince and grapefruit bouquet, with fresh fruit salad and pineapple on the nose and it follows through on the palate. Good crisp acidity balances the sweet fruit flavours. A taut yet big wine with structure, texture and length will reward aging.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 3.0  pH: 3.45  TA: 6.0  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2007

Straw colour with a hint of old gold. Quince and grapefruit bouquet, with fresh fruit salad and pineapple on the nose and it follows through on the palate. Good crisp acidity balances the sweet fruit flavours. A taut yet big wine with structure, texture and length will reward aging.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 14.2  pH: 3.26  TA: 7.5  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2006

Straw colour with a hint of old gold. Quince and grapefruit bouquet, with fresh fruit salad and pineapple on the nose and it follows through on the palate. Good crisp acidity balances the sweet fruit flavours. A taut yet big wine with structure, texture and length will reward aging.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 11.7  pH: 2.97  TA: 6.9  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2005

Straw in colour with a beautiful green tinge. Bouquet of citrus, fruit salad and pineapple. Rich concentrated palate and full of flavour with tropical fruit. Good crisp acidity balances the sweet fruit flavours. A taut yet big wine with structure, texture and length.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 10.8  pH: 3.06  TA: 7.1  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2004

Straw in colour with hint of green. Bouquet of lime, fuitsalad of summer fruit and some vanilla. The palate is rich and full of flavour with honeyed dried fruit indicating some botrytis. Good crisp acid balances the sweet fruit flavours. A taut yet big wine with structure, texture and length.


Alc: 13.0  RS: 20.4  pH: 3.21  TA: 7.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2003

Green yellow colour. Bold bouquet of apricot, spice, tropical melon and some vanilla. The palate is rich and full of flavour with honeyed apricot indicating some botrytised fruit. Pears, pineapple and peashes. Good crisp acid balances the sweet fruit flavours. A taut yet big wine. Some smoky oak notes add complexity and structure. Lovely texture and length.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 17.8  pH: 3.32  TA: 8.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2002

Green yellow hue; gloriously rich bouquet. Fruit salad consisting of pears, peaches and pineapple erupting from the glass. Waxy, honeyed with mouth-watering citrus and pineapple flavours rewarding the palate. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours. The delicate yet firm smoky, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet but perfectly balanced with lovely texture and good length.


Alc: 14.0  RS: 15.7  pH: 3.28  TA: 8.2  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2001

Distinct yellow hue; very rich bouquet. Amazingly full, scented nose erupting from the glass. Waxy, honeyed with mouth watering fruit salad and apples. Rich mouth-feel and layers of tropical flavours. The delicate yet firm smoky, oaky flavour expanding in the mouth. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length.


Alc: 15.2  RS: 8.4  pH: 3.27  TA: 6.7  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2000

Buttery gold; gloriously rich. Peach, pear, honey and apple on the nose. Waxy, honeyed, with layers of mouthwatering fruit salad rewards the palate. Fairly sweet and full; lovely texture and good length. Instantly lovely, yet with the fruit and balance needed for a long life.


Alc: 14.5  RS: 15.4  pH: 3.19  TA: 7.3  VA:  TSO2:  FSO2:
Rudera De Tradisie Chenin Blanc 2009

De Tradisie has a complex nose of pineapple, rose petals and orange blossoms. The tropical, citrus flavours follow through on the pallet, with oranges leading grapefruit, quince and cinnamon onto a rich but refreshing palate. It is a well balanced wine with great integration of oak and a lovely long and crisp finish.


Alc: 14.27  RS: 2.3  pH: 3.33  TA: 5.6  VA: 0.52  TSO2:  FSO2:
Mzansi Two Friends Blend White Blend 2011

The Mzansi Two Friends White Blend is a well-rounded, fruity, easy-drinking white blend with a hint of tropical fruit.


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