In search of something special this year for that discerning individual with a taste for the finer things in life?

Consider Blaauwklippen’s distinctive Before & After apéritif – a unique, masterful blend of wood-matured red Noble Late Harvest wine and Blaauwklippen 10-year-old Potstill Brandy.

Before & After offers sophisticated year-round drinking pleasure – served chilled or on crushed ice in summer, or as a warming, conversation-inspiring fireside drink in winter – but its Christmas spice aromas and rich fruitcake flavours make it especially apt at this time of year. The brandy-fortified wine stirs sensory memories with its deep red colour, cinnamon and clove aromas, and sweet ripe fruit flavours of raisins and blackberries edged with a touch of wood.

As its name suggests, Before & After works equally well as an intriguing apéritif served before dinner or a smoothly satisfying end to a fine meal. It’s versatile too – serve lightly chilled, neat or on the rocks, or mix it with bubbly or in a cocktail. A superb dessert wine served with cheesecake with a rich fruity topping, or a savoury blue cheese panna cotta, or pair it with an after-dinner cheese platter featuring mature hard cheese, nuts and preserved fruit.

The Noble Late Harvest component is made from Malbec and Shiraz grapes, their sugars and acids super-concentrated and their flavours intensified, by the blessing of noble rot. The wine is matured in old French oak and then fortified with Blaauwklippen’s rare and complex Potstill Brandy to create something unique and distinctive.

Stylishly updated packaging for the eye-catching, unusually shaped bottle and its presentation box, makes gift prep a breeze.

Buy Blaauwklippen Before & After at R350 on their online shop – https://www.blaauwklippen.com/product/blaauwklippen-before-after/

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