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Ronco-Gnemiz Chardonnay Sol 2021

R950.00 inc. VAT
"The 2021 Chardonnay Sol is quite restrained and delicate in the glass with floral nuances, crushed stones and lime. It's much more expressive on the palate, with brisk acidity giving life to its mineral-inflected orchard fruits. This tapers off with a pretty inner sweetness offsetting its youthful concentration, leaving hints of floral-laced apple and pear. The 2021 will take some time to come fully into focus." - Eric Guido, Vinous

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2022

R494.99 inc. VAT
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2022, "Blending three different components from both sides of the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, this is a beautifully judged Chardonnay from a South African master of the variety. Voluptuous and textured, yet focused and energetic at the same time, it has struck match top notes, 22% new oak, citrus and vanilla spice flavours and a pithy, salty finish." - Tim Atkin MW

Champagne Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2015

R1,695.00 inc. VAT
Champagne Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2015, "After the pillowy, chiseled 2013, Pol Roger's 2015 Brut Blanc de Blancs is cut from richer, broader cloth. Offering up aromas of crisp golden orchard fruit, white flowers and subtle hints of warm biscuits, it's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a fleshy core of fruit, lively acids and a precise, chalky finish. In style, it's reminiscent of a somewhat more sun-kissed version of the 2012 rendition." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

BLANKbottle Seelug 2022

R350.00 inc. VAT
BLANKbottle Seelug 2022, "Did it go through malolactic fermentation," I asked Pieter Walser. "I didn’t even check," he replied. But who cares? This is a delightful new Chardonnay from a sea breeze-influenced site on the Lower Heldeberg, showing notes of honey, fresh dough and lemon butter and a fresh, zesty finish." - Tim Atkin MW

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Village 2020

R575.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Village 2020, "An expressive and airy nose reflects notes of mineral reduction, green fruit and plenty of citrus influence. There is slightly better density and a more attractive texture to the delicious flavors that flash good minerality on the dry, balanced and moderately firm finish. This is worth a look for its level." - Allen Meadow's, Burghound

Champagne Lanson Le Blanc de Blancs NV

R1,150.00 inc. VAT
Champagne Lanson Le Blanc de Blancs NV, "Based on the 2014 vintage (supplemented by fully 40% reserve wines) and disgorged in February 2020 with seven grams per liter dosage, Lanson's NV Brut Le Blanc de Blancs offers up attractive aromas of citrus oil, flowers, white peach and brioche. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and fleshy, with racy acids and a pinpoint mousse, it concludes with a mouthwatering, delicately chalky finish." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay 2022

R255.00 inc. VAT
"Made with full malolactic - "it's not really a choice, it just kicks in," says Gordon Newton Johnson - this comes from a cooler, south-facing slope that tends to produce a steely style. Aged in 11% new wood, it's sappy, focused and refreshing, with lime and lemongrass flavours and a hint of struck match." - Tim Atkin MW

Domaine Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Les Méchalots 2019

R575.00 inc. VAT
"A riper and vaguely exotic nose displays notes of pear and apple compote with less citrus influence, all of which is trimmed in exceptional subtle wood. There is fine intensity to the delicious and agreeably textured flavors that are also shaped by lemon-tined acidity. This is quite forward and a wine that should drink well shortly after its release." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine du Pélican Arbois Chardonnay En Barbi 2018

R694.99 inc. VAT
"The 2018 Arbois Chardonnay En Barbi races out of the glass with a stunning display of energy and mineral-drenched energy. Lemon oil, white flowers, almond, chamomile and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that infuse the 2018 with tons of character. Ample and yet sculpted, the 2018 is a wine of total class. In this lineup, the En Barbi is marked by a brilliant aromatic upper register. In a word: dazzling!" - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Domaine du Pélican Arbois Chardonnay 2018

R534.99 inc. VAT
"The 2018 Arbois Chardonnay is absolutely delicious. Bright and yet also generous, the Chardonnay captures the richness of this year quite well. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and light tropical accents all run through this super-expressive, inviting Chardonnay. What a beautiful wine this is. I would open the 2018 in advance to allow a touch of reduction to blow off." Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay 2021

R250.00 inc. VAT
"Showing what Gordon Newton Johnson calls the "energy" of the 2021 whites, this is a blend of the Siberia and Southend vineyards. Showing subtle struck match reduction, it has appealing salinity and grip, subtle hay and jasmine aromas and a racy, bone-dry finish." - Tim Atkin MW

Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussiador Langhe Chardonnay 2017

R1,100.00 inc. VAT
"This beautiful Chardonnay opens to spicy intensity with dried apricot and tropical fruit, all presented with heightened intensity and volume. The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Langhe Chardonnay Bussiador is ripe and round with hints of yellow candy and ripe fruit. These opulent and softly voluptuous fruit flavors wrap smoothly over the palate. The finish is silky and fine with distant hints of crushed stone or mineral. Some 8,000 bottles were made." -Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Ronco del Gnemiz Chardonnay “Ronco Basso” 2020

R625.00 inc. VAT
"The 2020 Chardonnay Ronco Basso is youthfully backward today, with crushed almonds giving way to pretty hints of young peach and dusty florals. Its silken textures coat the palate in ripe apple and pear complemented by hints of sweet almond. The finish is long, stained with confectionery spice and a gentle tug of minerality. The Ronco Basso impresses with its balance and elegance." - Eric Guido, Vinous

Ronco del Gnemiz Chardonnay “Sol” 2020

R795.00 inc. VAT
"Dusty white flowers and nuances of vanilla bean contrasted by crushed green apple, curry leaf and ashen stone waft up from the 2020 Chardonnay Sol to create a beguiling bouquet. This is a contrasting expression, with ripe fruits and silky textures offset by mineral-tinged acids and hints of sour citrus. It leaves the palate vibrating with tension and refreshed while closing with persistence, as a hint of almond paste lingers. I’m dreaming of white Burgundy while sipping this; yet there’s no need, because the Chardonnay Sol overdelivers." - Eric Guido, Vinous

Colmant Cap Classique “Absolu” Zéro Dosage Non-Vintage

R830.00 inc. VAT
"Taut, linear, focused and appealingly bone dry, this all-Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs uses 16% "perpetual reserve" material dating back to 2006 and partial barrel fermentation of the base wine to create added complexity. Mouth-wateringly tangy and chiselled with salted lemon, biscuit and cashew flavours and thrilling palate length." - Tim Atkin MW

Colmant Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Non-Vintage

R365.00 inc. VAT
"Colmant's pan-regional Blanc de Blancs combines Chardonnay components from Bonnievale and the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Racy, stony, chiselled and showing a lot of what the Champenois call "tension", this is a lower dosage style that will age convincingly in bottle." - Tim Atkin MW