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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

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 “Aristargos” 2020

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"The Aristargos 2020 is yet again predominantly both Chenin blanc and Old Vines driven (Chenin blanc, Sémillon, Clairette Blanche, and Colombar), and the focus remains on thegranitic soils of the Paardeberg. Chenin blanc from shallow shale soils in the Paardebergand iron rich clay soils to the west of Malmesbury are also added along with Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Verdelho and Grenache blanc from iron-rich clay, lateral shale soils. For the first time, Colombar was also added." 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 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 William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2018

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Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2018, "This is one of the most elegant wines in the range with its cool and admirably airy and pure aromas of citrus zest, oyster shell, seashore and gentle wood nuances. The mouthfeel of the medium-bodied flavors combines volume with refinement while delivering excellent length on the balanced, stony and markedly dry finale. This is not quite as concentrated or complex as the best here but as it usually is, it's a marvelous wine of refinement and punch."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2018

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Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2018, "Once again, the nose is both fresh and ripe and while it's not quite as elegant and airy as the Côte Bouguerots there is every bit as much classic Chablis character along with a hint of honey. There is a really lovely mouthfeel to the sappy large-bodied flavors thanks to the copious quantity of dry extract that also serves to buffer the firm acid spine on the powerful, punchy and beautifully persistent finale. Like several of the wines in the range, this would benefit substantially from developing more depth though it should be able to do just that over time."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent 2018

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Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru “Vaulorent” 2018, "Not surprisingly this is aromatically similar to the Fourchaume though here there is a whiff of wood in evidence. The slightly sleeker and finer medium-bodied flavors possess good power and punch while remaining refined and composed on the impressively long and well-balanced finale." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2018

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Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros" 2018, "Pungent and broad-ranging aromas include those of mineral reduction, pear liqueur, green fruit, shellfish and softwood influence. There is excellent volume to the delicious, lightly stony, and notably powerful middle weight plus flavors that conclude in a very firm, clean, dry, long and youthfully austere finish. As the description makes clear, this is presently quite compact though promising."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros “Côte Bôuguerots” 2018.

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Domaine William Fevre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros "Côte Bôuguerots" 2018 "A pure essence is comprised by notes of white flowers, citrus, mineral reduction and a gentle application of wood. The racy, intense and equally refined middle weight flavors are also super-saline while exhibiting superb length on the balanced, youthfully austere and very dry finale. This is excellent and a wine that should also age effortlessly."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir La Vignée 2019

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"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 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

Le Clos du Caillou Côtes-du-Rhône “Le Bouquet des Garrigues” Rouge 2018

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"The 2018 Cotes du Rhone Le Bouquet des Garrigues boasts plenty of—you guessed it—garrigue aromas, imparting a slightly briery edge to the cherry-scented fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, soft and cuddly, with supple tannins and charming, early-drinking appeal." Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Les Safres” Rouge 2018

R695.00 inc. VAT
"Deep bright-hued red. Sexy, spice-accented aromas of ripe red berries and potpourri are lent vivacity by a smoky mineral element. Sweet, palate-coating raspberry, cherry preserve, spicecake and floral pastille flavors show a suave blend of depth and energy. Displays fine delineation and finishes with superb clarity and emphatic, red-fruit-driven persistence." Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Le Clos du Caillou Côtes-du-Rhône “La Réserve” Blanc 2019

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"The 100% Clairette Rose 2019 Cotes du Rhone La Reserve Blanc was vinified in tank, then aged in a mix of new demi-muids (55%) and stainless steel (45%). Hints of pencil shavings accent peach and lime notes on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is smooth and silky, offering no obstacles to pure enjoyment on the way to a long, zesty finish. I wouldn't hesitate to put this up against many white Châteauneufs." - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Le Clos du Caillou Côtes-du-Rhône “Les Quartz” Rouge 2018

R425.01 inc. VAT
"Slightly bigger and more structured than the "Garrigues" bottling, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone Les Quartz boasts hints of bay leaf and violets accenting cherry and leather notes. Full-bodied and admirably concentrated, framed by silky tannins, this blend of Grenache and Syrah finishes long and savory." Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

Le Clos du Caillou Côtes-du-Rhône “Le Bouquet des Garrigues” Blanc 2019

R325.00 inc. VAT
"The 2019 Cotes du Rhone Le Bouquet des Garrigues Blanc is a tank-fermented and aged blend of 40% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc and 15% each Roussanne and Viognier. It's more lime-like and linear than the le Caillou bottling, reflecting the different cépages as well as the terroir. Hints of green peach reveal the ripeness of the vintage while retaining a zesty quality. It's medium to full-bodied, with a silky feel and terrific length." - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate