A generous, attentive lover in a swan-drawn chariot. Tendré in the only wine in the world to unite Cabernet Sauvignon with its two parents in a couture Cape blend that highlights the finest features of this family dynasty.
Tendré delivers a complex and compelling lifestyle experience that seduces your soul in the softest yet most stimulating ways. A once-off limited release of 7 barrels (175 cases) only. Each bottle is individually numbered in sequential order.
Gold Medal, 93 points

World Wine Championships

Gold Medal

Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition

Gold Medal

International Wine Awards


Vintage: 2011
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon (57%) Cabernet Franc (28%)
Sauvignon Blanc (15%)
Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch
Winemaker: David John Bate with Nicky Claasens
Production: 7 barrels
Bottle Sizes: 750 ml Claret
Yield (t/ha): 4 t/ha
°Balling/Harvest: Average 24 û
Alcohol (%/vol): 14%
Residual Sugar: 1.56 g/l
TA: 5.1 g/l
VA: 0.54 g/l
FSO2: 45 mg/l
pH: 3.48
Maturation: 18 month barrel maturation with MLF (la malo) in second and third fill French oak (Alliers) barrels of medium and medium plus toast followed by 18 month bottle aging prior to release
UPC: 6009800287868 (individual bottles)
SCC: 06009800287875 (cases of 12 bottles)



Magnificent moods of magenta with hues of imperial purple and shades of saffron at rim’s edge. A brilliance lustre and luminosity arouse immediate interest in the intriguing redhead.


Floral fragrances and hints of aromatic fougere confirm this wine’s unique pedigree. A complex, enduring nose foreshadows the sophisticated yet sensuous personality of the offering.


Early foreplay of soft, spicy notes undress a firm yet full body that slowly surrenders flavours of black berries, black currants and black peppers to please all your senses. Supple strokes of cassis and vanilla tickle the palate before climaxing with whispers of mocha and melted dark chocolate in a smooth, silky finish that lingers like the warm embrace of a truly satisfied lover.

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