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Thibaud Boudignon Rosé de Loire 2022

R315.00 inc. VAT
"The 2022 Rosé de Loire displays a smokey mix of crushed apples and wet stones. Sour citrus and tart orchard fruits nicely contrast a pleasant inner sweetness. A mineral staining lingers while the 2022 finishes fresh and with a crunchy sensation." - Eric Guido

François Cotat Sancerre Grande Côte 2020

R1,050.00 inc. VAT
"The 2020 Sancerre La Grande Côte is a fine wine with a piercing nose of floral and flint. While it may be dry, it offers a sensation of sweet fruit and high alcohol (14.5%), which Cotat compares to the ripe 2009 and 1990 vintages. Being late-picked and on a south slope, these grapes get ripe, and in this vintage, I can't help but think that the balance has been slightly knocked by this ripeness. That said, it offers delectable texture and sinew and remains an impressive wine. Tasting the 2009 Cul de Beaujeu soon after, high alcohol (15%) remains evident with bottle age." - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

François Cotat Sancerre Caillottes 2020

R795.00 inc. VAT
"There's a gentleness to the 2020 Sancerre Caillotttes and a sensation of sweetness despite its evidently being a dry white. Open, seductive and textural, it offers delightful floral characters and ripe fruit. There's a touch of alcoholic warmth on the finish, but that’s nitpicking." - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

Domaine des Closiers Saumur-Champigny Les Closiers 2020

R395.00 inc. VAT
"The 2020 Saumur Champigny Les Closiers comes from Cabernet Franc plots cultivated on the limestone hillsides of Parnay. Vinified and matured in stainless steel vats, the Closiers reveals an intense but pure and refreshing bouquet of perfectly ripe red and dark fruits such as elderberries, blackcurrant, blueberries and blackberries as well as mulberries. Generous and gentle on the palate, this is a fruit-intense, very charming and juicy, wonderfully floral and delicate red with perfect ripeness but the lightness and finesse of a Saumur Champigny. The finish is pure and fleshy and reveals fine and stimulating tannins. It's impossible not to love this 2020 that was macerated for a month and then aged in vats for approximately 10 months. Nothing added here apart from small quantities of sulfur dioxide. 13% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in March 2022.." Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Domaine des Closiers Saumur-Champigny Les Coudraies 2020

R575.00 inc. VAT
"Vinified in stainless steel tanks and then aged in barrels, the 2020 Saumur Champigny Les Coudraies comes from the low-yielding limestone slopes of Parnay that were cropped at 40 hectoliters per hectare that year. The Coudraies offers a deep and concentrated, spicy and fruity bouquet of dark fruits such as sour cherries and blackcurrant along with mint and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, round and intense on the palate, this is a substantial, dense and generous but structured Cabernet with very intense and juicy fruit, good mineral freshness, spicy tannins and a long and intense, very promising finish that is still a little astringent. 14% stated alcohol. Natural cork." Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil “les Marsaules” 2018

R535.00 inc. VAT
"The wine reveals its intense red colour. The nose is distinguished by aromas of crushed black berries or wild strawberries with slightly earthy and smoky notes. The palate is rich in tasty fruit but also firm and balanced. The wine lingers on the palate on a thread of freshness and spices. An impression of gluttony continues during the tasting. No greenness, but a pure and elegant fruit that lingers in the mouth." - Winemaker's notes

Domaine Luneau-Papin Muscadet Terre de Pierre 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
100% Melon Bourgogne, this wine is produced from a plot of vines named La Butte de la Roche which was planted in 1974 on mother rock of peridotite, in the village of Le Loroux-Bottereau.

Domaine Luneau-Papin Muscadet Clos des Allées 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
100% Melon Bourgogne, this wine is produced from a 2.3 ha parcel which belongs solely to the Domaine. It belonged to the Luneau family and was first made in 1970s. The vines are planted on mica-schist and weathered schist.

Domaine Luneau-Papin Muscadet Le Verger 2021

R275.00 inc. VAT
100% Melon de Bourgogne, this wine is produced from a plot of vines named Les Bernardières which was planted in 1998 in a bedrock of schist, in the village of la Chapelle-Heulin.

Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil “les Vingt Lieux Dits” 2020

R375.00 inc. VAT
"This wine reveals an intense and deep ruby ​​color. Scents of intense black fruits accompanied by slightly earthy notes delicately fill the senses. The mouth is full, frank and concentrated. No heaviness or sourness appears. Here everything is pure fruit, intense, fine and delicate. The sapid and persistent finish gives an incompressible desire to return with relish to this bewitching Bourgueil." - Winemaker's notes

Domaine du Bel Air Bourgueil “Jour de Soif” 2021

R325.00 inc. VAT
"This wine reveals a less pronounced purple color than the aging wines. Scents of red fruits accompanied by floral notes. The mouth is light on the fruit and without tannin, the finish has a salty side that invites you to refill." - Winemaker's notes

Domaine du Clos Naudin Vouvray Moelleux Réserve 2018

R1,195.00 inc. VAT
"This cuvée has a residual sugar of 130 g/l, with an acidity of 4.5 g/l, and it was bottled just one month before tasting. Youthful purity on the nose, an aromatic profile which suggests finesse, with notes of white peach, freshly crushed pear and crisp white apple flesh. The palate carries a delicious intensity, showing the same pure and finessed style, as well as wonderful complexities redolent of vanilla, wild red fruits, mango and peach too. This is delicious. A pretty amazing wine with astonishing potential." -Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor

Domaine du Clos Naudin Foreau Vouvray Moelleux 2017

R670.00 inc. VAT
"This cuvée, built on fruit concentrated by passerillage rather than botrytis, always registers a modest (for a moelleux cuvée) residual sugar, coming in at 60 g/l in this vintage. It feels mildly reticent, with some minerally citrus veins to the fore on the nose. This is countered by a charming and supple substance on the palate, filled with polished citrus fruits, white peach and peach stone, with a touch of quince. It feels so very elegant, tense and bright, with fabulous acidity. So long and correct in the finish." -Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor

Domaine Moreux-Corty Pouilly-Fumé Artisan La Loge aux Moines 2019

R635.00 inc. VAT
This is the flagship wine from a domaine whose history stretches back to the 17th century and which is being revitalised by the current (14th) generation of owners, brothers Arnaud and Julien. These are serious wines, an incredible expression of Pouilly-Fumé. The 4.5ha south-facing parcel of vines that make La Loge aux Moines (The Monks' Lodge) is planted on Kimmeridgian marl with a very high proportion of active limestone. Wines from this plot are characterised by great precision, minerality and structure. It's an austere style, with faintly smoky, herby aromas that hint at great concentration beneath. A delicious expression of Pouilly-Fumé, made with great finesse.- Amy Wislocki, Decanter

Domaine Moreux-Corty Pouilly-Fumé Artisan La Loge aux Moines 2020

R650.00 inc. VAT
"From a, or even the, top site of the appellation, which was planted on Kimmeridgian marl soils a thousand years ago by Benedictines, the 2020 Pouilly-Fumé La Loge aux Moines Monopole opens with a deep, clear, refined and fresh bouquet of ripe white fruits intermingled with iodine notes that represent exceptional mineral complexity and depth. Dense and seriously structured, this is a full-bodied, complex and sustainable Pouilly with lots of expression, finesse, iodine flavors and mineral tension. This is doubtlessly a great Pouilly whose dimensions are already palatable, though the wine is still very young but oh so promising. I preferred a Burgundy glass to taste and appreciate this full-bodied, dense, persistently salty and tensioned Pouilly that is on the quality level of the Mont Damnés Sancerre from the domaine. Arnaud Moreux says, "The Loge aux Moines always shows the minerality of a grand cru from Burgundy but with the freshness of Sauvignon Blanc. It is a unique cuvée that is hard to classify. It's not really a Pouilly-Fumé but always a Loge aux Moines." 14% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in January 2022." - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Domaine Moreux-Corty Pouilly-Fumé Artisan Silex 2020

R485.00 inc. VAT
"The straw-yellow colored 2020 Pouilly-Fumé Silex is sourced in Saint-Andelain and opens with a fruit-intense but pure, elegant and terroir-scented nose with thyme and lime notes. Pure, tight and fresh on the palate, this is a tensioned and minerally fresh Pouilly with a straightforward and fine phenolic character (pneumatic pressing) that reveals intensity as well as fine tannins for a long distance run. Already indicating its class but far too young to be uncorked this year. 14% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in January 2022." - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Domaine Moreux-Corty Pouilly-Fumé Artisan Caillottes 2020

R485.00 inc. VAT
Domaine Moreux-Corty Pouilly-Fumé Artisan Caillottes 2020, "From Les Loges, the 2020 Pouilly-Fumé Caillottes opens beautifully pure and subtly intense as well as mineral or even flinty on the nose but also reveals fine, ripe, white and refreshing fruits with a hint of gooseberries and leafy notes. Elegant, refined and sappy on the palate, this is a dense, sustainably mineral and structured Pouilly with a long, intense and powerful finish that is still a bit phenolic and extract-sweet and needs another year or maybe two in the bottle to start singing. Fine tannins and richness of this elegant 2020 Pouilly indicate good aging potential. 14% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in January 2022." - Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate

Domaine François Crochet Sancerre Blanc Exils 2020

R595.00 inc. VAT
This wine is dense and rich. Full in the mouth with white fruits, ripe pears and a touch of yellow fruits, the wine is just matured. It could age further. Drink the wine from 2024.

Domaine François Crochet Sancerre Blanc Le Grand Chemarin 2019

R535.00 inc. VAT
"There's a tenderness to the 2019 Sancerre Les Grand Chemarin, filling the mouth with a silken texture. Expect pure lemon, apple cream and croissant-like flavors from 18 months on lees and malolactic conversion. A zen-like expression, yet fresh, with a fine structure that clasps the front of the mouth, providing reassuring grip. Medium-long length." - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous