Availability / On Allocation

Showing 1–24 of 68 results

Array ( )
Array ( )

Moya Meaker W.O. Elgin Pinot noir 2022

"The 2022 Pinot Noir Elgin comes from Bokkeveld shale soils, matured in 20% new 300-liter French oak for 11 months. It has a potent bouquet with raspberry leaf, undergrowth and cracked black pepper scents. Fine delineation. The palate has a succulent, slightly sappy entry with plummy red fruit mixed with dried herbs, rosemary and a touch of bay leaf. There’s fine grip on the finish, if not quite the delineation of a top-flight Pinot. Still, quite delicious." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Syrah 2022

"The 2022 Syrah from Karabib is 75% whole clusters matured for 11 months in 2,000-liter Austrian oak. This elegant nose of incense and pressed violets infuses the vivacious melange of black and blue fruit. The medium-bodied palate has fine structure, slightly chalky in texture, with real backbone and density, yet the elegance floods through on the black pepper and clove-infused finish. Very persistent in the mouth. Tuck bottles away for several years as this is a serious Syrah sculpted by its cooler microclimate." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Damascene W.O. Swartland Syrah 2022

"The 2022 Syrah from Swartland comes from mostly shale and schist soils, 25% on granite soils, using 75% whole cluster fruit (the shale using submerged cap during fermentation). Aged in 2,000-liter Austrian oak, this leans more towards red berries, with touches of flint and white pepper with a hint of garrigues coming through with aeration. The medium-bodied palate has finely sculpted tannins. There’s a lovely symmetry and focus here, a gentle but insistent grip with the whole bunches imparting irresistible peppery notes towards the finish. Superb." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Damascene W.O. Swartland Chenin blanc 2022

"The 2022 Chenin Blanc (Swartland) is whole cluster pressed and matured in 1,000-liter Oval Austrian vats for 11 months. The very precise nose has lemon thyme and light red apple scents, with just a touch of orange rind in the background. The palate has a lovely texture with a slightly resinous mouthfeel, yellow fruit mixed with ginger and marmalade, and a light twist of bitter lemon lending tension on the finish. Fine length. A very classy Chenin." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc 2022

"The 2022 Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch comes from vines on Greywacke, shale and granite soils planted between 1972 and 1981, whole cluster pressed and aged in oval Austrian foudres. This has a little more presence on the nose and is more outgoing with yellow plum, nectarine, peach skin and hints of red fruit. There is real complexity, becoming ever more minerally with aeration. The palate is very well-balanced with a little more viscosity and lees expression, lightly spiced with a vivacious saline finish. There is a sense of completeness here. Superb." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

"The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon is matured in 50% new oak for the first year and 2,000 oval Austrian foudre in the second year. This is more cohesive and fresher than the 2022 Cabernet Franc tasted alongside with blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas. The palate is vibrant on the entry, well-balanced with pliant tannins, taut and linear before fanning out with impressive precision on the finish. This would give a top Bordeaux a run for its money. Definitely a level-up on the previous vintage." -Neal Martin, Vinous

David & Nadia “Rondevlei” Chenin Blanc 2022

"As vineyards go, Rondevlei sounds relatively unexciting - it's a flat, 1.7-hectare parcel on red sand, but the wine it produces is thrilling. Made with five different components, it’s what David Sadie calls a "salt-driven" Chenin Blanc, with a noticeably maritime influence. Sappy and slightly ferrous, it has notes of kelp and citrus and a focused, tangy, engaging finish." - Tim Atkin MW

David & Nadia “Skaliekop” Chenin Blanc 2022

"Late picked from a parcel on shale and clay soils, Skaliekop is the richest and most exotic of David and Nadia Sadie's brilliant range of single vineyard Chenin Blancs. Showing some of the concentration of the 2022 vintage, it has layers of pear and stone fruit and the underlying freshness and minerality that are typical of the couple's wines." - Tim Atkin MW

Alheit Vineyards Hemelrand Vine Garden 2022

"The only grapes that Chris Alheit sources from the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge are from the vineyard planted around his Hemelrand winery. Showing the cooler conditions of the region in what was a sweltering vintage in many parts of the Cape, this a cleverly judged cuvée of Chardonnay, 29% Roussanne, 20% Chenin Blanc, 18% Verdelho and 2% Muscat. Lily, ginger and talcum powder aromas segue into a palate of orange zest and tropical fruit, some peachy sweetness and a fresh, well-balanced finish." - Tim Atkin MW

Domaine Jean Grivot Échezeaux Grand Cru 2020

"Touches of bitter chocolate and kirsch are present on the spicy aromas of plum, violet and soft wood. The finer if not denser flavors possess a velvety texture while also coating the palate with dry extract on the dusty and chalky finish that is likewise youthfully austere. I very much like the depth and persistence and this beauty should also age gracefully for as long as most anyone would like." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru “Aux Boudots” 2020

"Dense rich black purple. The nose is very heady but Boudots can carry it. Black cherry but there are nuances here, not just power. A wonderful depth, length and breadth to this, brilliantly energetic fruit, tannins just in the right place, refreshing mineral acidity. Finishes on black fruit with a touch of liquorice but wafts of redder notes are never far away." - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru “Les Pruliers” 2020

Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru “Les Pruliers” 2020, "Slightly riper aromas of black cherry, raspberry and earth are fresh if brooding. There is both excellent delineation and vibrancy suffusing the delicious medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a chalky, palate drenching and youthfully austere finish. Lovely and very Pruliers in character." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru “Les Chaumes” 2020

"There is just enough reduction lurking in the background to dampen the expressiveness of the aromas of anise, violet, clove and black cherry. The seductive, caressing and lilting medium-bodied flavors possess good refinement on the complex, persistent and moderately structured finale. This is better than it usually is." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée “Bossières” Village 2020

Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée “Bossières” Village 2020, "Rich mid purple. This has a very lifted bouquet, fresher than the regular Vosne. Some violets, a very pure crystalline fruit, easily enough density to cover the tannins, and an amazing aftertaste. Very long indeed. " - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Charmois” 2020

"The 2020 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Charmois is pure rich purple in colour, the bouquet has a slightly softer style of raspberry fruit. Very intense linear style of red fruit, the tannins are that much less evident while the acidity remains with us. Long fresh raspberry finish."- Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée Village 2020

Domaine Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanée Village 2020, "Here the nose is firmly reduced today though there is good freshness and verve to the intense, sleek and beautifully defined medium weight flavors that possess very fine concentration that helps to buffer the moderately firm but fine tannic spine supporting the balanced and impressively persistent finish. This too is a very good wine in the context of its level.", Allen Meadows - Burghound

Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin “Mes Cinq Terroirs” 2020

Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs 2020, "From the northern end of Gevrey-Chambertin, towards Brochon. One third whole bunch and 25% new wood. Glowing crimson purple, a little bit deeper than Arnaud’s Ma Cuvée. The oak shows a little less, this has a superb richness of fruit which remains totally fresh. All in red fruit. No question but this will make some great bottles. Really long finish. " - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Antinori Solaia 2019

"The 2019 Solaia is fabulous. Deep and exquisitely layered, the 2019 is so expressive right out of the gate. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, incense, pipe tobacco, chocolate and grilled herbs all take shape. Here, too, the aromatics are alluring. Cabernet Franc is bumped up a bit in the blend, and that works so well here. Solaia is often a bombastic, intense wine. The 2019 is incredibly refined and buttoned up. Readers will have to be patient. The 2019 Solaia is the sort of wine I would like to spend a whole evening with. Aging was 18 months in 100% new French oak." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous