BLANKbottle Familiemoord Non-Vintage

R285.00 inc. VAT
"When it comes to Familiemoord, having all the components of a similar vintage are not that important to me. The 2019 vintage Grenache was a little bit lighter than usual. I had in barrel some 2018 and a little bit of that made the Grenade component a little bit plusher and when you mix different vintages the wine needs to be labelled as a non-vintage. The Grenache fermented whole clusters in an open top fermentation vessel. The 2018 component is from a trellised vineyard in Wellington where the 2019 is from a bush Vine Organically Certified Wellington Vineyard. The Pinot noir from Elgin were fermented 50% whole cluster and the Cinsaut from darling, 100% whole clusters. The fine crunchy tannins that come from the stems give this rather low in acid wine a sense of freshness." - Producer Note

Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut Non-Vintage

R595.00 R535.50 inc. VAT
"Light gold. Aromas of nectarine, pear and lemon curd, with subtle ginger, lees and floral accents. Sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up spiciness and a chalky nuance with air. Powerful yet lithe and focused, finishing with very good clarity and length and lingering spiciness." - Josh Raynolds, Antonio Galloni's

Champagne Marguet Père et Fils Grand Cru “Shaman” 15

R595.00 inc. VAT
"Disgorged in May 2019 and incorporating some 20% reserve wines, Marguet's NV Shaman 15 offers up aromas of peach, pear and yellow orchard fruits complemented by hints of fresh walnuts, toasted almonds and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, rich and enveloping, it's nicely concentrated, with fine depth at the core, a delicate mousse and a long, saline finish." - William Kelley, Robert parker's Wine Advocate

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils “Journey in Beaune” Horizontal 2017 6 Bottle Case

R5,995.00 inc. VAT
Horizontal Case Includes: Beaune Village 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Avaux” 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Teurons” 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Marconnets” 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Clos de la Mousse” 2017 Beaune Grèves Premier Cru “Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus” 2017

Domaine Juliette Avril Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

R475.00 inc. VAT
Avril's cuvée tradition, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape, is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, aged in a combination of foudres and cement tanks. Some herbal notes accent raspberries and stone fruit in this full-bodied wine, which is silky enough, with a peppery finish. It's well made and harmonious, if not particularly intense or long." - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis “Les Preuses” Grand Cru 2016

R1,250.00 inc. VAT
"A moderately exotic nose consists of a potent mix of fennel, oak, menthol, mineral reduction and essence of pear. There is excellent density and power to the medium weight plus flavors that still manage to come across as refined thanks to hugely long, balanced and sappy finish. This classy effort needs a few years to develop more depth but the material is present for that to happen." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Keermont Terrasse 2017

R190.00 inc. VAT
"The 2017 White Blend Terrasse is a blend of 53% Chenin Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 13% Chardonnay, with the balance a blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. It has a citric nose with a mineral edge that gives aromas of lemon blossoms and white spices. The palate is lively with a rich texture and structured mouthfeel, with a soft, spicy finish that lingers with fresh citrus and good mineral tension. 13,919 bottles were made, which will be released in December of 2019. At this price point, you can purchase a few bottles for your cellar." - Anthony Mueller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Prosecco Nuà Non-Vintage

R170.00 inc. VAT
"Nua is a premium Italian producer of the world-famous Prosecco sparkling. This pale yellow sparkling is elegant and crisp, with a fruity bouquet of citrus and tropical fruits. The palate is mellow and textured, and shows an amazing harmony between all aspects of the wine." - Dan Murphy

Tempus Chenin Blanc 2019

R395.00 inc. VAT
"The wine was vinified and matured in our very own concrete egg that stays in the Sadie Family winery. It was bottled and released at the same time as the 2018 Columella and Palladius and 2019 Ouwingerdreeks wines. This Chenin Blanc is very aromatic on the nose with floral and stoned fruit notes. The mouthfeel is rich and textured, but beautifully poised with acidity that gives the wines real length. The wine is lovely to drink now, but we suggest cellaring it for 3-5 years." - Great Domaines

Tempus Syrah 2017

The 2017 Syrah is from 18-year-old bush vines in the Swartland, spending 9 months in barrel and a further 9 months in clay amphora. Fresh, clean red and black fruit dominate the nose, with soft undertones of spice. The wine is medium-bodied on the palate, demonstrating finesse yet with great concentration. The tannins are silky and fine and the wine finishes long and fresh. Although accessible immediately, this wine is capable of ageing gracefully for 15 years or more.

Vega-Sicilia Alión Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2015

R995.00 inc. VAT
"Produced with 100% Tinto Fino or Tempranillo grapes in a modern and fruit-forward style with generous oak, the 2015 Alión is juicy and intense, cropped from a warm and dry year that delivered a 15% alcohol red that is voluptuous and hedonistic. It matured for 12 to 14 months in oak barrels, mostly French and mostly new. At first I found it quite ripe, with black rather than red fruit, a little earthy and with a touch of licorice and ink. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty tannins without the quality they had in 2014; it's a little dry on the finish, a riper and more powerful vintage of Alión. The nose improved tremendously with time in the glass as it opened up, but the tannins remained quite present. It might need a little more time in bottle to polish those edges." - Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vega-Sicilia Pintia Cosecha 2014 Magnum

R1,795.00 inc. VAT
"The 2014 Pintia matured in 75% French and 25% American oak barrels for approximately one and a half years. It is a slightly riper year than 2013, and the wine is more powerful but at the same time I found it extremely aromatic, expressive and open, quite typical from Toro. It is a more elegant style, with less rusticity, and the tannins are fine-grained, present and quite abundant but also quite round. It has a great mouthfeel, with the wild berry, aromatic herbs and spicy flavors lingering in your mouth. This is a great vintage for Pintia. With time in the glass, it still shows some smoky undertones that make it feel quite young. 177,477 bottles and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in April 2016" - Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate