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Domaine Philippe Alliet Chinon Vieilles Vignes 2019

This exquisite Chinon is made from the oldest vines of the Domaine – averaging 60 years. It is a blend from varying plots of gravel and sandy soil vineyards in the small village of Cravant-Les-Côteaux by the Vienne River.

Domaine Philippe Alliet Chinon Coteau de Noire 2018

"Coteau de Noire is one of Alliet’s top vineyard sites, a steep parcel of limestone and clay. Aged one year in mix of old and new 500-liter barrels. Earthy and floral aromas and then lush, expansive and generous on the palate. Lots of plum and black cherry, understated, elegant tannins and lots of pepper and spice on the long finish. For such a full-bodied wine, it’s pretty gulpable. Open and ready now." - Jason Wilson, Vinous

Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2019

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Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2019, "Rich and generous with its wild flavour. Brooding black fruits, liquorice and mulberry are laced with black and white pepper, topped with the sweet floral notes of Grenache. Full liquorice flavour, with juicy red fruits in the periphery, and chewy tannins lasting in to the finish." - Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia “Elpidios” 2019

R365.00 inc. VAT
"This Grenache noir-based blend again includes a portion of wine that was fermented and matured in a concrete vessel – both Grenache and Syrah. Along with the concrete vessels, the wine was also matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 4 100 L foudre (Pinotage). The Elpidios is produced in a similar fashion to our main Grenache noir in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 50% on average whole bunches and then pressed off. After bottling, the wine was aged in a bottle for 18 months before release. This vintage is again based on grapes grown in granite soils from the Paardeberg, blended with structured shale/schists from the east, clay-rich soils from the north, and iron mixed soils from the west." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Chenin Blanc 2020

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"Our main Chenin blanc from the Swartland focuses yet again on various Old Vine Vineyards, with plantings ranging from 1968 till 1985. The wine is based on granite from the Paardeberg, blended with shale/schist from the east, more clay-rich soils from the north, and iron-rich soils from the western parts of the Swartland. Dry land-farmed bush vines have stood the test of time and it showcases the ultimate reason why Chenin blanc is our main focus in the Swartland. In total, the wine is made from 7 vineyards, 14 pickings, different soils, different aspects, different vineyard ages, farmed by different people, and different farmers. This wine illustrates the Swartland, its people, and its old vineyards. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and naturally fermented and then matured for 11 months in old neutral French oak barrels. Two components were fermented and matured in concrete – one in a square concrete tank and the other in a concrete egg. The wine has a Certified Heritage Vineyards (CHV) seal and forms part of the Old Vine Project (OVP)." Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Grenache Noir 2020

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"The 2020 vintage consists of four Grenache noir vineyards, with the core a vineyard from the Paardeberg planted in the early 2000s. Joining this vineyard is anotherPaardeberg vineyard, recently planted on the north-eastern side of the Langkloofvalley, overlooking the Aprilskloof. Another addition is a 2016 planted vineyard in schist of the Kasteelberg. This vineyard was planted on terraces high up in the mountain. Finally, Grenache noir from a farm north of Malmesbury was also added, a vineyard we have been working with since 2012. A component of the wine was fermented and matured in concrete. Juice was kept on the skins for four weeks pre-/during fermentation and 60% whole bunches were used. One punch down per day was done resulting in minimal and gentle extraction. The wine was pressed off and matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels as well as a 2 700 L concrete vessel for a year."- Winemaker's notes

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 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 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 Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2018

"Ripe but fresh aromas include those of plum, black cherry, cassis and plenty of earth influence. The opulent, concentrated and powerful larger-scaled flavors coat the palate with sappy dry extract that also buffers the moderately firm tannic spine shaping the balanced, long and complex finale. This is a very good Gevrey villages and worth your interest." - 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

Lafarge-Vial Côte de Brouilly 2019 Magnum

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“Domaine Lafarge-Vial Côte de Brouilly 2019 Magnum, A more restrained nose that features notes of ripe cherry, dark raspberry and subtle earth and spice wisps with a floral top note. There is more size, weight and power to the bigger-bodied flavors that culminate in a dusty, serious and manifestly built-to-age finale that exhibits excellent persistence. This too is terrific and worth your interest.” – Allen Meadows’, Burghound

Lafarge-Vial Côte de Brouilly 2019

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"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Côte de Brouilly 2019, A more restrained nose that features notes of ripe cherry, dark raspberry and subtle earth and spice wisps with a floral top note. There is more size, weight and power to the bigger-bodied flavors that culminate in a dusty, serious and manifestly built-to-age finale that exhibits excellent persistence. This too is terrific and worth your interest." - Allen Meadows', Burghound

Lafarge-Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay 19 Magnum

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"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie “Clos Vernay” 2019 Magnum, Here there is more earth influence on the ripe and beautifully layered aromas of spice, violet, and plum. The gorgeously textured, refined and even more mineral-driven flavors display superb length on the equally complex finale. This is outstanding and one to strongly consider."– Allen Meadows, Burghound

Lafarge-Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay 2019

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“Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie “Clos Vernay” 2019 , Here there is more earth influence on the ripe and beautifully layered aromas of spice, violet, and plum. The gorgeously textured, refined and even more mineral-driven flavors display superb length on the equally complex finale. This is outstanding and one to strongly consider.”– Allen Meadows, Burghound

Lafarge-Vial Fleurie La Joie du Palais 2019 Magnum

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"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie "Joie de Palais" 2019 Magnum, This too is attractively elegant and admirably pure with its even more floral suffused aromas of essence of dark berries that are laced with discreet spice wisps. There is fine volume and delineation to the vibrant and intensely mineral-driven medium-weight flavors that firm up as the strikingly long finish sits on the palate. Even so, I suspect that this will be approachable after 3 to 4 years if you enjoy your Bojo on the younger side." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie La Joie du Palais 2019

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"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie "Joie de Palais" 2019, This too is attractively elegant and admirably pure with its even more floral suffused aromas of essence of dark berries that are laced with discreet spice wisps. There is fine volume and delineation to the vibrant and intensely mineral-driven medium weight flavors that firm up as the strikingly long finish sits on the palate. Even so, I suspect that this will be approachable after 3 to 4 years if you enjoy your Bojo on the younger side." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie 2019

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"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie 2019, Slightly more elegant aromas are comprised by notes of spicy and floral suffused aromas that blend both red and dark berry fruit. The silky but very punchy flavors exude a subtle salinity on the youthfully austere finale that is equally long if not quite as complex. This is very pretty and very Fleurie in character.", - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Lafarge-Vial Chiroubles 2019

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"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Chiroubles 2019, Peppery liqueur-like aromas of plum and dark berries precede the sleekly textured, delicious and vibrant middle weight flavors that conclude in a delineated, balanced and impressively complex finale. This possesses fine quality and development potential."- Allen Meadows, Burghound