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Château Cos d’Estournel 2016

R3,695.00 inc. VAT
"In my last sighted review of the 2016 Cos d’Estournel, I wrote: "I suspect it will close down for a period in its youth." Perhaps it is already beginning to shut down, because though this wine was deeply impressive, it fell just a notch short of ethereal previous bottles, despite its "pixelated black fruit" on the nose and "sublime balance" on the palate. I tasted the wine twice thereafter, though this time with a 4-6 hour decant, and this revealed the Cos d'Estournel that has amazed since I first tasted it out of barrel." - Neal Martin, Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Château d’Yquem 2011

R5,995.00 inc. VAT
"Luminous golden yellow. Cool, pure aromas of white peach, honeyed mango, guava nectar, white flowers and saffron are complicated by elements of crushed stone and spicy lemony botrytis. Suave and intensely flavored, with mineral-spiced apple, mango, passion fruit and grapefruit flavors offering outstanding purity, precision, and depth. The brisk but harmonious acidity gives this great Sauternes a penetrating quality and provides a powerful spine to the very deep flavors, making it seem less opulent than it really is. This Yquem has the depth of the 2007 but boasts even greater purity and focus. Finishes bright and extremely long, with repeating suggestions of white flowers and lemony botrytis. Though it lacks the depth of the 2001 or the opulence of the 2009 at a similar stage of development, this is one of my favorite young Yquems ever: it will age spectacularly well." - Ian Agata, Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Château Lafleur 2004

R8,995.00 inc. VAT
"Good dark red. Currant, minerals, graphite and nutty oak, along with some funkier notes of leather and musky tobacco. Supple, deep and fine-grained but with a cooler character than the 2005. Less black and more red in character than the 2005, throwing off notes of raspberry, mocha, coffee, leather and underbrush. Finishes with substantial, slightly edgy tannins. This one will be fascinating to follow." - Stephen Tanzer, Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Château Leoville Las Cases 2010

R4,950.00 inc. VAT
"The 2010 Léoville Las Cases has a clean and precise bouquet, beautifully focused with blackberry, melted tar, cigar humidor and crushed stone aromas. It gains intensity with aeration without ever losing its precision. The palate is medium-bodied with lithe tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a sense of abiding symmetry and detail as it fans out on the mineral-driven finish. This is an absolutely awesome Saint-Julien with a long life ahead. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting." - Neal Martin, Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Château Leoville Las Cases 2016

R4,950.00 inc. VAT
"Very deep purple-black colored, the 2016 Léoville Las Cases (composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc) is quite closed to begin, yet with patient coaxing it unfurls beautifully to reveal suggestions of ripe blackcurrants, black raspberries, warm redcurrants and wild blueberries, followed by touches of unsmoked cigars, tilled red soil, cast iron pan, fallen leaves and lavender plus wonderfully fragrant wafts of lilacs and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly knit, very subtle layers of minerals, floral notions and black and red berries, all framed by exquisitely ripe, silt-like tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with epic length and depth. Simply captivating even in its youth, give it at least a decade in the cellar and then enjoy it over the next 50+ years." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Château Palmer 2006

R4,995.00 inc. VAT
"Deep red-ruby. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, minerals, flowers and peat, with some chocolatey oak emerging with air. Juicy and silky on the palate, with lovely clarity and inner-mouth perfume to its flavors of black fruits, minerals and iris. Finishes long and firmly structured, with intriguing soil tones and lovely floral lift. Classic medium-bodied claret." - Stephen Tanzer, Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Château Tertre Rôteboeuf 2006

R4,395.00 inc. VAT
"François Mitjavile’s 2006 Tertre Rôteboeuf is an absolute joy to taste. Generally speaking, I am not a huge fan of the 2006s because so many wines are gamy, rustic and rough around the edges. There are no such issues here. Wonderfully perfumed, with striking inner sweetness and layers of fruit, the 2006 Tertre Rôteboeuf is exceptionally vivid from the very first taste. The 2006 remains quite fresh for its age and is only just beginning to show signs of arriving at its first plateau of maturity in its aromatics. On the palate, though, the wine is still quite deep and almost shockingly concentrated. Opulent dark fruit, grilled herb and chocolate flavors all flesh out effortlessly. A sheen of new French oak brings it all together and gives the wine its distinctive feel. All of the signatures of François Mitjavile’s quirky, personal style come through in this deeply expressive, hauntingly beautiful Saint-Émilion. In a word: superb!" - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Clos Cantenac L’exuberance Rosé 2019 Jeroboam (3L)

R1,050.00 inc. VAT
"The colour is a triumph, a beautifully pale, shimmering salmon pink. A standout in the company of other Bordeaux rose leaving the mouth clean, refreshed and wanting more.” – Hugo Rose, MW

Latour Pauillac de Château Latour 2014

R1,100.00 inc. VAT
"The 2014 Pauillac de Château Latour is a refined and polished wine that expresses the gracious, mid-weight style of the year nicely. Sweet tobacco, cedar, mint, earthiness and wild cherries add aromatic dimension. The 2014 is just starting to enter the early plateau of its optimal drinking window. I would prefer to drink it over the next 7-10 years. In 2014, the Pauillac is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Petit Cantenac Saint-Emilion 2016

R494.99 inc. VAT
"The 2016 Petit Cantenac is a blend of 90% Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 30% new oak. It has a concentrated nose of blackberry, truffle and fig, the Cabernet Franc imparting a light peppery note. The palate is structured on the entry, more approachable than Martin Krajewski's sister wine Clos Cantenac. The finish is nicely structured with a slight brusqueness that should be abraded with time in barrel." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Roc de Cambes Jeroboam 2012 (3l)

R4,995.00 inc. VAT
"A dark, imposing wine, the 2012 Roc des Cambes is distinctly dark and brooding. Black cherries, smoke, licorice, tar and dark spices fleshed [?]. Vertical in style and quite structured, the 2012 could use another few years in bottle to fully come together, which will also help the chewy tannins to integrate a bit more fully. Roc des Cambes is 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec that spend 18 months in 100% new French oak." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous