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Champagne Pol Roger “Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill” 2008

R3,200.00 inc. VAT
"Sourced in grand cru vineyards and blending Pinot Noir with Chardonnay, Pol Roger's 2008 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill displays an intense straw-yellow/white-golden color and opens with a beautifully deep, fresh, concentrated and beautifully aromatic bouquet of perfectly ripe tropical fruits, refreshing lemons, very fine vanilla and brioche aromas. The attack on the palate is fresh and finessed, and in the following seconds, the 2008 reveals great airiness, precision, purity and intensity with a firm, persistent structure in the long, refreshing, perfectly balanced and mouthwateringly salty finish. The 2008 Winston Churchill is a highly complex yet focused and vitalizing prestige cuvée of great, great finesse, chalky expression and exciting elegance. It already drinks great but also indicates immense aging potential. It's most likely one of the finest of this century and one of the greatest Churchills of modern times. Tasted from lot L82002894D in July 2018. Disgorgement date unknown. The wine will be released in the second half of 2018." - Stephan Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Champagne Pol Roger Rich Demi-Sec Non-Vintage

R750.00 inc. VAT
"Light, bright yellow. Ripe pear and nectarine on the fragrant nose, with hints of lemon curd, honey and dried fig adding complexity. Shows very good depth and a supple texture, with sweet poached pear and pit fruit nectar flavors sharpened by a minerally element. Closes silky, broad and gently sweet, with a suave floral quality coming up late. This would make a fantastic pairing with blue cheeses." - Josh Raynolds, Antonio Galloni's

Clos de Tart Grand Cru 2017

'A much more floral-inflected nose is equally fresh and ripe with a broader range of spice elements adding breadth to the pretty red and blue pinot fruit aromas that are trimmed in noticeable if not invasive wood. The caressing and wonderfully vibrant medium-bodied flavors possess better mid-palate density before concluding in a lingering, balanced and much more complex finale. I like the focused drive of the finish; indeed this could aptly be described as a wine that delivers power without weight. I would further note that the 2017 is a relatively elegant example and, like the La Forge, a wine that could be approached on the earlier side, which is to say after 7 to 8 years." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

R1,250.00 inc. VAT
"Bottled in May, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape is a floral, elegant, unbelievably complex wine. Roses and violets, cherries and stone fruit, cinnamon and allspice and more are carried across the full-bodied yet almost weightless palate, finishing in a swirl of silky tannins and lingering spice. Drink it over the next two decades." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Domaine Dujac Vosne-Romanée “Les Malconsorts” Premier Cru 2017

"There is a seductive sweetness to the intensely floral-scented nose of various red berry fruit that are trimmed in a beautiful array of spice elements. The intense and well-detailed middle weight plus flavors culminate in firm, muscular and very serious finish that is dusty, austere and compact. This too will need to flesh out though it appears to have the necessary stuffing to do so if given time." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Fourrier Chambolle-Musigny Village 2017

"Aromatically this is fresher still with its broader array of dark cherry, raspberry, rose petal and violet-scented nose. The sleek and intense medium weight flavors possess both a lovely mouthfeel as well as evident minerality on the solidly persistent finish that also flashes a touch of bitter pit fruit character." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges “Clos de la Maréchale” Rouge 2017

"A markedly earthy nose features notes of various dark berries and hints of game and similar green tea nuances. There is both good detail and a lovely underlying tension to the middle weight flavors that are not quite as refined but offer a bit more complexity on the lingering finish where the intensity and power really build from the mid-palate. This delicious effort should amply repay mid-term cellaring." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie “Joie de Palais” 2016

R460.00 inc. VAT
"A more elegant and appealingly fresh nose is almost pinot-like and could easily be mistaken for same. There is good underlying tension to the vibrant, detailed and utterly delicious flavors that are bit more refined, all wrapped in a focused if youthfully austere finale. This should also be accessible young but reward mid-term cellaring." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Pommard “Combes Dessus” Premier Cru 2017

"A more deeply pitched nose combines notes of plum, dark currant, earth and a whiff of the sauvage. Once again there is excellent intensity to the racy but muscular and robust flavors that deliver fine length on the more firmly structured and mildly rustic finish. This too is going to need at least a few years of cellaring to become more civilized as it's tightly wound today." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay “Caillerets” Premier Cru 2017

"A softly spiced nose grudgingly reveals wafting and perfumed aromas of plum liqueur, violet and a hint of sandalwood. The medium weight flavors are not quite as dense as those of the Frémiets but they're finer still with plenty of the hallmark minerality suffusing the classy and impeccably well-balanced finale. This Zen-like effort should be approachable after only 5 to 7 years of cellaring if that's your preference." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Marquis d’Angerville Volnay “Clos des Ducs” Premier Cru 2017

"There is an overt spiciness to the even more restrained nose that blends notes of red cherry, plum, violet, lavender and a whiff of warm earth. The sleek, intense and chiselled middle weight flavors flash ample minerality before terminating in a youthfully austere and wonderfully persistent finish that, like the Caillerets, is impeccably well-balanced. This tautly muscular effort is also youthfully austere and very much built-to-age. In a word, lovely." - Allen Meadows, Burghound