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Champagne Lanson “Clos Lanson” Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006

R3,100.00 inc. VAT
"The 2006 Clos Lanson is bright, focused and exceptionally pure. Veins of underlying acidity and chalkiness give the 2006 its super-distinctive, saline-driven personality. Lemon peel, white flowers, chalk and white pepper develop in the glass, adding further dimensions of nuance. With time in the glass, the 2006 acquires lovely textural brilliance, but it remains tense, crystalline and absolutely impeccable in its purity. The aromatics could use a bit more finesse and freshness, but otherwise this is a solid debut. Clos Lanson is fermented entirely in barrel, but the oak is very nicely integrated. Disgorged December, 2014." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Champagne Lanson “Clos Lanson” Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007

R3,510.00 inc. VAT
"Disgorged in July 2016 with only three grams per liter dosage, the 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Clos Lanson is showing very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with notes of dried white flowers, citrus oil, toasted brioche, oyster shell and smoke. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and vibrant, with a racy spine of acidity, good concentration and chalky structuring extract. This is quite a tightly knit, tensile wine, despite the warm mesoclimate and two years on cork, which suggests it will enjoy a long future" - William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Lanson “Clos Lanson” Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006 Magnum

R6,560.00 inc. VAT
"From the immured one-hectare vineyard on the top of the hill, which also harbors the cellar of Champagne Lanson that dates back into the 18th century, the 2006 Clos Lanson is 100% first press Chardonnay from a very fine, chalky soil. It was fermented and aged in Argonne oak until spring 2007 (no malolactic fermentation), and disgorged after seven and a half years on the lees in December 2014 as Brut Nature with a dosage of three grams per liter. This bright yellow-golden colored prestige Champagne offers a brilliant nose of pure and ripe Chardonnay, along with delicate chalky flavors. Full and round on the palate, with a nice freshness and purity, this is a very elegant and well-balanced Blanc de Blancs. it has an aromatic as well as clear, fresh and mineral finish. This very first release has a very good length and characteristic mineral taste, with iodine notes along with ripe fruit and vanilla brioche flavors in the finish. This is a great new entry in the Lanson portfolio and it will improve with age" - Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru “Les Chemins d’Avize” 2012

R1,615.00 inc. VAT
"Disgorged in March 2018 to be released later this year is the 2012 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Les Chemins d'Avize, an impressive wine that wafts from the glass with scents of almond paste, pear, lemon and crushed chalk that are gently wood-inflected at this early stage, though I expect that will be hard to discern with a few more months on cork. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and textural, with a deep and multidimensional core and a precise, lively finish. I'm looking forward to revisiting it" - William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru “Vieille Vigne du Levant” 2010

R1,325.00 inc. VAT
"Disgorged in June 2018, the 2010 Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Vieille Vigne du Levant offers up a bright and detailed bouquet of citrus oil, flowers, white peach, warm bread and a delicate top note of walnut oil that's less pronounced than its delicately oxidative 2009 counterpart. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and satiny, with considerable concentration and old-vine extract, concluding with a long and saline finish." - William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Colmant Methode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Non-Vintage

R299.00 inc. VAT
"Lightly wooded, with 20% reserve wine and nearly four years on lees, this Blanc de Blancs is based on the 2015 vintage. Toasty and tangy, with large bubbles, some baking spice and brioche flavours and some phenolics on the finish." - Tim Atkin MW, South African Special Report 2019

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 Henri Gouges Nuits St. Georges “La Perrière” Premier Cru 2017

"Residual hints of the malolactic fermentation, sulfur and wood are all that are discernible today. Otherwise the sleeker and more mineral-driven flavors possess lovely drive on the intense, focused, linear and serious finish. Note that my rating assumes that the nose will clean up as the sulfur and wood are absorbed." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru Sous Le Dos D’âne 2018

"Mingling aromas of orange oil and Anjou pear with hints of white flowers, buttery pastry and toasted nuts, the 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d'Ane is medium to full-bodied, chalky and incisive, with a bright spine of acidity and a mineral finish. This has turned out nicely and should reward a bit of bottle age."- William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon 2018

"A fine effort, the 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clavoillon wafts from the glass with notes of white flowers, crisp yellow orchard fruit, fresh pastry and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, bright and precise, it's elegant and fine-boned, with—as I observed last year—none of the blockiness of yesteryear's Clavoillon." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Domaine Michel Lafarge Meursault “Vendanges Sélectionnées” Village 2017

"This is aromatically similar to the straight Meursault but a bit more complex and slightly riper as well. There is excellent mid-palate density to the more mineral-inflected flavors that possess the same superior complexity as the nose, all wrapped in a very dry and equally refreshing finish. Excellent quality for its level." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis “Bougros “Côte Bouguerots” Grand Cru 2016

R1,275.01 inc. VAT
" A super-fresh, cool and admirably pure nose exhibits notes of iodine, citrus, white rose petal, peach, sea breeze and mineral reduction scents. Like several wines in the range I very much like the lovely texture of the energetic medium weight flavors that also possess fine concentration before terminating in an intensely saline-infused, balanced and wonderfully long finale." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis “Les Clos” Grand Cru 2016

R1,495.00 inc. VAT
"An even more complex nose displays excellent Chablis typicity with its smoky combination of lychee, citrus, white orchard fruit, sea breeze, mineral reduction and soft oyster shell nuances. The broad-shouldered flavors are rich and concentrated to the point of opulence while managing to retain reasonably good precision on the citrus and solidly dry finale that really fans out as it sits on the palate. Note that my rating assumes that better depth will develop over time as the finish is somewhat one-dimensional at present." - Allan Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Village 2018

R450.01 inc. VAT
"Fleshy and elegant bouquet revealing citrus, white fruits and flowers aromas. The mouth is fresh, supple underscored by mineral." Winemaker's note

Maison Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault “Les Clous” Village 2017

R695.00 inc. VAT
"An appealingly fresh nose displays cool, airy and citrusy aromas of apple, pear, white flower and soft wood nuances. There is both good richness and energy to the nicely detailed and stony flavors that possess a generous mid-palate mouth feel, all wrapped in a dry and youthfully austere finish. This is a quality Meursault villages." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille “Saint Romain” Village 2017

R585.01 inc. VAT
"A super-fresh and relatively high-toned nose offers up notes of green apple, petrol and lemon rind. There is unusually good volume to the middleweight flavors compared to what is typical for the appellation, all wrapped in a clean, dry and citrusy finish that offers nice length if only average depth. To enjoy on the younger side." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison Deux Montille Montagny “Les Coères” Premier Cru 2017

"Pungent notes of matchstick character and pear liqueur give way to nicely rich and caressing barely medium weight flavors that possess better vibrancy on the mildly rustic, clean and dry finale. This too should drink well shortly after release." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2019

R365.01 inc. VAT
“[Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2019] hails from three separate parcels on, variously clay, granite and stony soils and is a wonderful expression of the quality of the vintage. Pear, wet stone and orange zest flavours are framed by 35% new wood, with low yields contributing concentration alongside the freshness and zip of the cool year.” – 95 points, Tim Atkin MW (South Africa 2020 Special Report)

Newton Johnson Felicité Pinot Noir 2019

R115.00 inc. VAT
"The fragrant fruit of Pinot Noir is ever distinct; and the silky, elegant texture is what seduces you in to what may be called the ‘Queen of wines’. We believe that our Felicité Pinot Noir is a 1st step in this discovery. Surprisingly affordable, this wine displays bright and uncomplicated Pinot fruit." - Producer Note