Wines that have scored full marks with Robert Parker or Wine Spectator magazine Restaurant Mosaic’s cellar carries 11 wines which received 100 points (full marks) from either American wine critic Robert Parker or Wine Spectator magazine. It includes 10 Bordeaux wines from sweet to elderly vintages and one Rhône wine. These 11 acclaimed wines are three wines from Saint Emilion – Château Beausejour Duffau-Lagarrosse 2010, Château Troplong Mondot 2005 and Château Angelus 2005; two from Pessac-Léognan Château Pape Clément 2010 and Château La Mission Haut-Brion 2000; Château L’Evangile from Pomerol: Château Montrose from Saint Estéphe; Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 from Pauillac; Chateau Léoville Las Cases 2000 from Saint Julian; Chateau d’Yquem 2009 from Sauternes and Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Secret des Sabon 2007 from Châteauneuf-du-Pape near Rhône wine.
9 September: Kanonkop
Featuring wines from one of the country’s most acclaimed estates and also attended by the current Kanonkop winemaker as well as two of his predecessors. All have won the International Winemaker of the Year accolade in different years. There’s Jan “Boland” Coetzee who started his winemaking career at Kanonkop in 1967 and first planted the vines at Kanonkop; Beyers Truter, the founder and chairman of the SA Pinotage Association, who in 1991 was named International Winemaker of the Year for his Kanonkop Pinotage1989 and current winemaker Abrie Beeslaar, who was awarded International Winemaker of the Year in 2015. The wines that won the cellar masters’ the award will also be tasted. The tasting at Mosaic will be a vertical tasting of Paul Sauer (third Bordeaux blend label in South Africa) including 2015 from the tank, 2012, 2010, 2009 from the Guild Auction, 2003, 1996 and 1990.
22 September: Paul Cluver
The evening will see the launch of Restaurant Mosaic’s own 2015 pinot noir, made under its own label, by Paul Cluver winemaker Andries Burger. The pinot noir and chardonnay’s to be tasted include the 2008 and 2013 Pinot Noir; Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2010; Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2013; Chardonnay 2011 and Seven Flags Chardonnay 2014.
28 October: Hartenberg
Set in the Bottelary Hills bordering Stellenbosch, Hartenberg is a family estate renowned internationally for its award-winning wines as well as their Shiraz. Wines in the line-up include Riesling 2010 and 2013; Riesling Tenacity Riesling 2013; Shiraz 2011; Shiraz 2009; The Mackenzie 2004; the Pontac 2000, the last pontac produced in South Africa and the Weisser Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2010.
18 November: New champagnes and bubbly acquired this year by Restaurant Mosaic
25 November – Vintage Champagnes and rare and exceptional bottlings
De Venoge Grand Vin des Princes 1990
Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs 2002
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Millésimé 2002
Krug Brut Millésime 2000
Dominique Boulard Cuvée Millésime Singularis 1997
Diebolt-Vallois Fleur de Passion Blanc de Blancs 1996
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995
De Venoge Cordon Blue Brut Millésime 1988
Vazart-Coquart Cuvée Grand Bouquet Blanc de Blancs 1986
A surprise that will be tasted blind
Dates to be finalised
Young Guns Tasting Weekend
During these tutored tasting sessions held on Friday evening, Saturday Lunch and Saturday dinner, some of South Africa’s most renowned winemaker, such as Donovan Rall, Eben Sadie and Duncan Savage, will be presenting their award winning wines.
Rare and Vintage Ports
Ports imported to South Africa by Restaurant Mosaic after a recent visit to Portugal including a rare 1924 vintage.
Burgundy tasting with importers Great Domaines.