Cultivar / Chardonnay

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Domaine Méo-Camuzet Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes de Nuits Clos St. Philibert Monopoly 2018

"There is good freshness to the softly exotic aromas of mostly white orchard fruit that is trimmed in lychee nut nuances. The forward, supple and easy-going flavors are delicious and sufficiently forward that this should drink well shortly after release."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2020

R400.00 inc. VAT
"We want our Chardonnays to last," says Gordy Newton Johnson, and this one certainly will. Made with grapes from three sites - two north- and one south-facing, this is a very complete, balanced wine, with 30% new wood, citrus, oatmeal and cinnamon spice flavours, pithy acidity, a drizzle of cream and commendable palate length. "- Tim Atkin MW

Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay 2020

R225.00 inc. VAT
“Condensed flavours elevated by this vineyard’s rapier – like freshness. Ripe limes & waxy honeycomb are illuminated by sharp ginger and lemon zest, with an airy scent of jasmine. Succulent citrus fruit in the mouth, ladled with lees texture and buttery brioche, narrowing to a racy, lively finish.” – Winemaker's notes

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

R365.01 inc. VAT
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017, "Abundant layers of complex flavour growing increasingly luminescent and steely in the glass. Lucid ripe citrus and white peach are inured with ornate spices and lime zest . The fleshiness of the wine sways and eases the razor sharp purity of the Granite soil influence. The brittle crunch in the structure hems in the lush texture, with an elongated thread of grape acid resonating in the finish." Winemaker's notes

Poderi Aldo Conterno ‘Bussiador’ Langhe Chardonnay 2016

R1,110.00 inc. VAT
"The “Bussiador” is a wine with a good structure and good body, and so it can stand a long ageing." - Winemaker's notes

Champagne Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut 1999

"A very pale yellow with barely green hints and a lively nose but still discreet, 1999 Salon, with its clear immediate taste, has that juvenile grace that captures the palate, itself straight, firm and textured. A quite natural sophistication that is a gift and persists just like the creamy bubbles. Brioche, white bread, white blossom, white fruit and bitter almond flavours are still developing. The middle palate and aftertaste are crystalline and it has a lingering finish with hints of citrus. Ten years is all it has taken the 1999 Salon to reach dazzling maturity. Decades will follow." - Winemaker's notes

Maison de Montille Saint Romain Village 2018

R650.00 inc. VAT
Maison de Montille Saint Romain 2018 "A cooler and airier nose presents notes of lemon grass, green apple and a suggestion of pear. The sleek, intense and well-detailed flavors flash more evident minerality on the punch and delicious finish that could also use a bit more depth. However, given how forward this is, it's very likely that this is a wine where what you see is what you get."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru “Les Coères” 2018

R650.00 inc. VAT
Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru "Les Coères" 2018 "This is not aromatically dissimilar from the Bourgogne though here there is a whiff of the exotic and in particular, white peach. There is better volume and punch to the delicious and racy middle weight flavors where the minerality is more pronounced, all wrapped in a bone-dry, crisp and steely finish. Blind, this could pass for a good Chablis without the youthful austerity." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille Bourgogne Blanc 2018

R494.99 inc. VAT
"A barely perceptible application of wood sets off layered aromas of petrol, citrus and freshly slice pear. There is both good volume and verve to the rich yet crisp and crunchy flavors that exude hints of minerality and bitter lemon on the refreshing finish. This is a quality Bourgogne and worth a look." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Bourgogne “Le Clos du Château” Blanc 2018

"This is aromatically similar to the Bourgogne with just a bit more freshness that extends to the more energetic medium weight flavors that possess lovely intensity that slowly builds as the lingering, dry and crisp finish sits on the palate. This is an excellent Bourgogne and worthy of your interest." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Michel Lafarge Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Aigrots Blanc 2018

"A more floral-infused nose freely offers up its aromas of very fresh white-fleshed fruit, citrus zest and a touch of mineral reduction. The sleek, intense and even stonier middle weight flavors are actually not quite as concentrated though they are a bit finer on the clean, dry and relatively tightly wound finish. This balanced and attractive effort should reward up to a decade of cellaring." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2018

R1,365.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2018, "This is one of the most elegant wines in the range with its cool and admirably airy and pure aromas of citrus zest, oyster shell, seashore and gentle wood nuances. The mouthfeel of the medium-bodied flavors combines volume with refinement while delivering excellent length on the balanced, stony and markedly dry finale. This is not quite as concentrated or complex as the best here but as it usually is, it's a marvelous wine of refinement and punch."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2018

R1,695.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2018, "Once again, the nose is both fresh and ripe and while it's not quite as elegant and airy as the Côte Bouguerots there is every bit as much classic Chablis character along with a hint of honey. There is a really lovely mouthfeel to the sappy large-bodied flavors thanks to the copious quantity of dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm acid spine on the powerful, punchy and beautifully persistent finale. Like several of the wines in the range, this would benefit substantially from developing more depth though it should be able to do just that over time."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent 2018

R995.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru “Vaulorent” 2018, "Not surprisingly this is aromatically similar to the Fourchaume though here there is a whiff of wood in evidence. The slightly sleeker and finer medium-bodied flavors possess good power and punch while remaining refined and composed on the impressively long and well-balanced finale." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2018

R695.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2018, "A cool, pure and citrus-tinged nose speaks of oyster shell, iodine and discreet green apple nuances. There is a fine sense of energy to the crisp, minerally and racy flavors that deliver solid length on the bone dry finish that already displays very good complexity. Lovely stuff and worth checking out." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2018

R695.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Montmains 2018, "An elegant and quite floral suffused nose evidences a lovely array of classic Chablis elements on the mostly white orchard fruit aromas. I very much like the intensity and detail of the medium-weight and decidedly rich flavors that display a mild touch of bitter lemon rind character on the sappy finale. There is a touch of warmth and could use a bit more depth but overall, this is attractive if perhaps not at its usual level." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2018

R1,100.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros" 2018, "Pungent and broad-ranging aromas include those of mineral reduction, pear liqueur, green fruit, shellfish and softwood influence. There is excellent volume to the delicious, lightly stony, and notably powerful middle weight plus flavors that conclude in a very firm, clean, dry, long and youthfully austere finish. As the description makes clear, this is presently quite compact though promising."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros “Côte Bôuguerots” 2018.

R1,495.00 inc. VAT
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bôuguerots" 2018 "A pure essence is comprised by notes of white flowers, citrus, mineral reduction and a gentle application of wood. The racy, intense and equally refined middle weight flavors are also super-saline while exhibiting superb length on the balanced, youthfully austere and very dry finale. This is excellent and a wine that should also age effortlessly."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison Bouchard Pere et Fils Meursault Les Clous 2018

R775.00 inc. VAT
Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault “Les Clous” Village 2018 "A ripe but cool nose features no exotic influences on the petrol and mineral reduction-suffused nose where additional notes of wood, lemon rind, green apple and acacia lurk in the background. The delicious, round and attractively mineral-driven middle weight flavors possess good depth on the clean and moderately dry and slightly warm finale. This is a solid Meursault villages that is marked by the vintage but still worth a look. Note that it could easily be approached now." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Henri Germain et Fils Côte d’Or Bourgogne Blanc 2018

"A notably ripe yet still attractively fresh nose flashes a hint of exotic fruit character on the notes of white peach, poached pear and whiff of lychee. There is once again very good energy to the delicious, round and rich flavors that also deliver fine length on the clean and dry finish." Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean-Claude Bachelet et Fils Puligny-Montrachet Les Aubues 2018

"Notes of citrus, white flower and mineral reduction precede the wonderfully refined and lilting if less concentrated flavors that possess good Puligny character along with a subtle minerality on the lemony, precise and markedly dry finale that flashes a touch of youthful austerity. A quality villages." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Champagne Larmandier-Berniert Vieille Vigne du Levant Grand Cru Extra Brut 2011

R1,450.00 inc. VAT
"Revisited from the June 2019 disgorgment, Larmandier-Bernier's 2011 Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant continues to drink superbly, bursting from the glass with aromas of pear, peach, toasted almonds, white flowers, fresh bread and oyster shell. Full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and fleshy, with superb concentration, racy acids and a long, saline finish. I have previously contended that Pierre Larmandier produced Champagne's wines-of-the-vintage in 2011, and every bottle I open seems to confirm that. Indeed, if one were to taste only his wines, along with those produced by a small handful of other growers, one could easily think very differently about this unheralded year." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson Le Blanc de Blancs NV

R995.00 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