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Damascene Cederberg Syrah 2019

"Lifted aromatics of dried wildflowers, confetti bush and cool slate sketch out a vision of this Syrah vineyard’s mountainous home 940-metres above sea level. Brooding cassis tumbles along with fresh cut lavender. Saffron witchcraft teases the edge of the senses, hinting at a place unknown, of virgin terroir. The palate is supple and lithe, packed with energy, coiled around its core of pure, intense dark fruit, driven by a piquant acidity forged in the isolation of cold nights. Layers of tannins, mouth-coating and elegant bond together for a structure that is as fine-boned as it is made out of steel. The blackcurrant finish takes laps around the palate in an unbroken circle." - Producer Note

Damascene Franschhoek Semillon 2019

"A seashell breeze opens the interior life of the old vine Semillon, evolving in the glass, a subtle iridescence of flavour. Layers unfold; the slick of sea becomes salted caramel and just-toasted almonds, complemented with a kaleidoscope of orange citrus, apricot tang and white peach purity, then scented with the spiced perfume of ginger blossom and an undertow of savoury lanolin. The complexity deepens on the chalky palate, a stony freshness running right through, speaking of the Semillon's riverside origins. The mineral acidity races along with the broad, textural presence of the wine, a tug between glycerol density and weightlessness, skating into a waxy orange-toned, lengthy finish." - Producer Note

Damascene Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc 2019

"The delicacy of rosewater sails along with fresh fennel, peppered raspberry and red cherry succulence; the aromatics shifting shadows of garrigue and dark floral perfume. On entry an exhilarating bite of sweet-and-sour wild plum, juicy blackcurrant; a purple sappiness against gravelly grape tannin, giving the lucent palate rocky depth. A lively acidity acts as a textural element too, reeling along the intensity of the structure slowly into a graceful finish." - Producer Note

Damascene Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R400.00 inc. VAT
"Three different sites, the Helderberg, Bottelary, Polkadraai Hills combine for a nexus of opulence, minerality and fruit intensity. Intricate yet powerful, iodine and iron filings meld with bright cranberry fruit, earthy red berries, tobacco leaf and an incense like musk, seasoned with sweet spice from 22 months in new French oak. The fruit on the palate is precise and concentrated, tight, guarding the cassis to come. Woven tannin lies as gossamer silk, smooth but immutable, framing red plum compote that slowly reveals itself against a mineral granitic mid-palate; a refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol uplift and intensify the fruit purity and freshness on the finish." - Producer Note

Damascene Stellenbosch Syrah 2019

R400.00 inc. VAT
"There’s a duality here, a mirror held up to two distinct sites, the Bottelary and Polkadraai Hills; fragrant wild roses and sandalwood leads to a nose of spice and smoke, of black olive and tilled earth, of salt-baked rock. The palate is full of nuance, a shining brilliance of fruit coated with that electric minerality that fizzles in the sky after a storm. That clarity is drawn throughout, guided by silky tannins, a touch of opulence, as it finishes fine and long." - Producer Note

Moya Meaker Elgin Pinot Noir 2019

R250.00 inc. VAT
"An immaculate bombardment of red and black fruit, a joyful vibrancy of fresh cherries, the coolness of newly budded roses and subtle hits of spiced black plum and white pepper, career along gracefully and evolve onto a palate shot through with blood orange zing. Deft and lightweight, underpinned by classic black cherry and just a hint of bitter chocolate. The tannin structure is lux and coated, and bends in harmony with the lemony acidy. Supreme balance and extraordinary length lend this wine to a smart dinner companion, or chilled down just slightly as a daytime refresher."- Producer Note