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Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020

R485.00 inc. VAT
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020, "The length of the 2020 growing season helped to produce Pinots with excellent balance and precision. This four vineyard blend - from Mrs M, Sandford, Seadragon and Windansea - is elegant, detailed and refined, with pale colour, wild strawberry, black tea and ginger flavours, electrifying minerality and savoury grip." - Tim Atkin MW

Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2020

R240.01 inc. VAT
"This is "only" the Walker Bay Pinot Noir from the Newton Johnsons, but it's pretty special at the price. Made from Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Bot River fruit, it's wonderfully floral and sappy with some granitic tannins, subtle whole bunch notes and red cherry and pomegranate fruit. Wonderfully drinkable." - Tim Atkin MW

Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2017

"From the same grape supplier as Chapelle-Chambertin. Here the colour is a little bit fresher and the nose too is not so uniformly black – more a dark red approach. This retains some elegance, with a classy full-bodied red fruit across the piece, some subtlety to the detail, ripe coulis de framboise, a faint appearance of acidity and very good length. A little limestone coolness behind. More discretion, which is to be welcomed." -Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

Domaine de Montille Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

"A densely fruited nose speaks of red and dark currant aromas that are laced with warm earth hints. There is better vibrancy and freshness to the solidly concentrated middle weight flavors that conclude in a firm, rustic and youthfully austere finale. This excellent effort is a big and built-to-age Bourgogne." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Trapet Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin “Ostrea” 2018

R1,250.00 inc. VAT
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea is showing beautifully, unwinding in the glass with a deeper-pitched bouquet of cassis, dark berry fruit, baking chocolate, rich soil tones and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and mineral, this has a more structured, tensile profile than the Domaine's regular Gevrey, as well as greater reserves of tightly wound fruit. As readers will remember, this cuvée derives from old vines in the commune of Brochon."- William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Domaine Trapet Pere et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

"This is aromatically similar to the Latricières but perhaps even a bit cooler and with more earth and sauvage elements. There is a really lovely purity to the sleek, dense, intense and markedly powerful large-scaled flavors that exude an almost pungent minerality on the austere, serious and wonderfully persistent and very firmly structured finale. As the Trapet Chambertin often is, this is not a monster of concentration or structure but rather one of refinement and grace." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean-Marc Millot Côte de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes 2018

"There is touch of herbal tea to the relatively cool and reserved red currant and soft earth fragrances. There is both good energy and detail to the delicious flavors that terminate in a slightly grippy and drying finish that may have some lingering hail effects." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean-Marc Millot Côte de Nuits “Aux Faulques” 2018

"The holding covers 1.80 ha on a very limestone soil. Glowing purple. There is deep fruit, full of energy, then a lovely spicy touch to finish red with a coating of black. This is really lovely fresh and ripe together: one could imagine whole bunches but in fact this has been destemmed throughout." - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis Très Girard 2018

"Pretty and agreeably airy aromas are comprised by notes of dark raspberry, forest floor and plenty of earth nuances. Like the Seuvrées, the lighter weight flavors lack a bit of mid-palate volume but I like both the energy and the detail of the saline-tinged finish that is firm enough to suggest an aging curve of 6 to 10 years." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne Passetoutgrain L’Exception 2018

"A strikingly fresh and expressive nose offers up a variety of pepper and earth-inflected red berry aromas. There is a lovely sense of energy to the delicious flavors that display both better than average complexity and persistence for what this is plus it should reward a few years of cellaring." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Bouchard Pére et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2018

R750.00 inc. VAT
"Bouchard Pére et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2018, There is a whiff of reduction but not so much as to materially suppress the brooding and deeply pitched sauvage and violet-inflected dark berry fruit-suffused nose. The rich, intense and subtly mineral-driven medium weight flavors conclude in a youthfully austere and impressively long finale. I particularly like the depth of this firmly structured effort that is going to require 8 to perhaps as much as 12 years of cellaring to arrive at its peak." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir La Vignée 2019

R335.00 inc. VAT
"Bouchard Père et Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir La Vignée 2019, earthy aromas of plum and black cherry precede nicely sleek, delicious and vibrant flavors that conclude in a dusty and bitter pit fruit-inflected finale where a hint of youthful austerity arises. This is pretty enough though not especially complex, at least not yet." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits Saint Georges Village 2018

"A very ripe nose blends notes of poached plum, dark currant and plenty of sauvage character. There is slightly better volume and mid-palate density to the velvety and round flavors that also terminate in a mildly warm finish that is sufficiently chewy and rustic to cut the finish somewhat short." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Henri Germain et Fils Beaune “Bressandes” 1er Cru Rouge 2018

"Once again there is a hint of volatile acidity but here it's so subtle as to be all but invisible on the agreeably fresh and cooler essence of both red and dark pinot fruit that is laced with spice, floral and warm earth wisps. The bigger and richer medium weight flavors possess a relatively refined mouthfeel before terminating in a bitter pit fruit-inflected finale. This lovely effort should drink well early but age well too over the short to mid-term." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin Village 2018

Domaine Duroché Gevrey-Chambertin Village 2018, "Aromas of ripe cherries, wild berries, spices and rich soil tones introduce the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village, a medium-bodied, succulent and open-knit wine that's elegant, enveloping and expressive. This nicely balanced effort will offer a broad drinking window." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Domaine Marquis D’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles 2018

R1,650.00 inc. VAT
"Domaine Marquis D’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles 2018, Once again there an elevated level of ripeness to the still fresh nose of cassis, black cherry and poached plum. The slightly more elegant and more concentrated medium-bodied flavors possess fine richness; indeed the texture is quite seductive, all wrapped in a complex, long and balanced finale where a hint of bitter pit fruit arises."

Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs 2018

"This is now a 30,000 bottle cuvée coming from 5 plots on the Brochon side of the appellation with vines averaging 50 to 60 years old. Impressive dense purple, this has a magical suavity of dark dense fruit with elegance and balance, really classy. I was going to say that Mes Cinq Terroirs was a textbook Gevrey but it is better than that." - Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Newton Johnson Felicité Pinot Noir 2020

R115.00 inc. VAT
"The Newton Johnson family are specialists in the growing and making of the Burgundian grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Felicité range offers access to fine examples of these wines at prices that won’t break the bank. Discovering Pinot Noir wines can be a supremely rewarding experience, some say the ultimate. 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’." Producer's note

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019

R435.00 inc. VAT
“[Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019] is a seamless assemblage of four parcels - Sandford, Mrs M, Windansea and Seadragon...Wonderfully sweet and refreshing, it's an acidity-led cuvée in 2019, with remarkable vibrancy and focus, fine-grained tannins and top notes of rose petal and fresh lily. The 20% whole bunches add some tobacco and fresh earth notes.” – 96 points, Tim Atkin MW (South Africa 2020 Special Report)

Maison Bouchard Père & Fils Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2017

"This currently displays a similar wood-framed nose as the Beaux Monts as it lacks a bit of freshness; to be fair, it's not fatal but it does raise minor concerns that it may not recover. With that said, there is excellent concentration to the muscular and quite serious large-scaled flavors that display fine intensity and mid-palate vibrancy, all wrapped in a mouth coating and extract-rich if slightly warm finish. Again, my range assumes that the absence of aromatic freshness will not persist over time." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison Bouchard Père & Fils Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 2017

"A generous application of wood and menthol can be found on the dark pinot fruit, spice, floral and newly turned earth aromas. The rich and muscular if rather supple big-bodied flavors possess a caressing mouth feel, indeed even velvety, before culminating in an impressively persistent finish where the only nit is a touch of warmth." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Nuits St. Georges “Aux Thorey” Premier Cru 2017

"Once again there is a beguiling elegance to the pure if spicier aromas of floral-inflected red currant and cherry scents. Once again there is beautiful delineation to the intensely stony medium weight flavors that deliver very fine length on the balanced and complex finish. This too is quite lovely." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Volnay “Taillepieds” Premier Cru 2017

"A cool, pure and ultra-floral nose blends notes of both red and dark cherry, anise, sandalwood and a hint of herbal tea. The firm, serious and overtly mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors possess excellent verve while culminating in a youthfully austere and impressively long finish. This is clearly very firm yet it's a bit less compact than it usually is but with that said, plenty of patience will still be necessary." - Allen Meadows, Burghound