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Big, bigger, better? Few top Cape cellars take large bottles to next level

WINE BOTTLE SIZES: HALF = 375ml STANDARD = 750ml MAGNUM = 1,5L JEROBOAM = 3L REHOBOAM = 4,5L / 5L METHUSELAH/IMPERIAL = 6L SALMANAZAR = 9L BALTHAZAR = 12L NEBUCHADNEZZAR = 15L MELCHIOR = 18L GOLIATH/PRIMAT = 27L THERE’S SOMETHING special about having a large bottle of wine on the table – something grand, pleasing on the eye. Plus, there are collectors who reason that wines aged in big bottles mature

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