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Danie Junior Red Blend 2018

R110.01 inc. VAT
Interesting herbaceous profile, showing earthy, crushed leaf components and even agave, but without any green, bitter elements. The palate is broad, with red fruited accessibility, and the property’s signature structure and firm tannins. Medium bodied.

Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2019

R195.01 inc. VAT
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

Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso NV

R225.00 inc. VAT
"Rosso is a blend that represents our autochthon varietals. The grapes from the younger vines of the Estate combined together, offer a fresh, aromatic, charming wine with a Piedmontese character. Brilliant ruby-red with purple hints. Expressive, continuous and delicate aromas of red cherries and spices. Fresh in the nose and in the palate. Supple and joyful structure where the flavors are persistent and of a light nature. A delicious red that expresses the brightness of the youth, to drink over the next year or two. Pretty easy with food pairings. Nice to combine with vegetarian dishes as well as with light antipasti, white meat, bluefish, fresh goat cheeses." - Winemaker's notes

BLANKbottle B-BOS-1 2018

R250.00 inc. VAT
"My grandmother grew up on a farm near a town called Bredasdorp. It’s about 45 minutes drive from L’Agulhas, where the most Southern point of the African continent is situated. When she got married, she received a wedding gift from her parents - a plot of land right next to the ocean in L’Agulhas. She built a small wooden house with the money she received as wedding gifts (seems like the standard of wedding gifts has lowered significantly in the years since then…). It’s 75 years later and the wooden house called “T-nie-C” is now my mom’s and still fully operational as a family holiday house. This is our post-harvest, post-travel, post-bottling family hideaway and very close to our hearts. The place where the kids and Aneen and I reconnect with each other and ourselves, and also where I design most of my labels. Because of this, I’ve always wanted to produce a wine of origin Cape Agulhas. I had my eye on a few possible sites but it was a phone call from Caroline Rillema, owner of Caroline's Fine Wines (a wine shop in Cape Town), that was the start of an epic venture in this area. Caroline is a formidable force in the wine industry and she and her husband Ray, planted two vineyards on their holiday breakaway smallholding in a little town called Baardskeerdersbos. As the crow flies it is 47 km from our little house in L’Agulhas. If you translate Baardskeerdersbos into English, it means “Beard-Shavers-Bush”, named after a famous spider that lives in these parts of the country. This spider builds its nest from human hair… and the myth goes that when you go to bed at night the Baardskeerder spider will climb into your bed and shave your beard for the construction of his home. So I make wine from two different wines on Caroline’s property - B-BOS-1 and B-BOS-2." - Producer Note

Le Clos du Caillou Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Le Caillou” 2019

R250.00 inc. VAT
More sedate than the Esprit Nature (and including some non-estate fruit), the 2019 Cotes du Rhone Le Caillou is still certified organic. Hints of leather and dried spices accent dark berries on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is smooth and supple, ending on hints of earth and modest tannins.

J.L. Chave Sélection Côtes-du-Rhône “Mon Coeur” 2019

R250.00 inc. VAT
A blend of mostly Syrah and some Grenache sourced from excellent plots in Vinsobres, Visan, Buisson, Cairanne and Estargues.

Savage Thief in the Night 2020

"Savage Thief in the Night 2020, a blend of 63% Grenache, 26% Cinsault, and 11% Syrah from dry-farmed bush vines grown on sandstone soils. The fruit was spontaneously co-fermented using wild yeasts employing 20% whole clusters. The wine shows a delightful autumnal aromatic profile of forest undergrowth, savoury fraise de bois, tilled earth, grilled Provençal herbs and subtle shades of summer garrigue. On the palate, the wine shows plenty of textural detail, fine silky caressing tannins, and harmonious fresh acids. The red and blackberry fruits are earthy but impressively pure and precise, finishing with notes of bramble berries, pomegranates, and sappy spice. ‘Thief In The Night’ is more Burgundy than Rhône in style." - Greg Sherwood MW

BLANKbottle Familiemoord Non-Vintage

R310.01 inc. VAT
"When it comes to Familiemoord, having all the components of a similar vintage are not that important to me. The 2019 vintage Grenache was a little bit lighter than usual. I had in barrel some 2018 and a little bit of that made the Grenade component a little bit plusher and when you mix different vintages the wine needs to be labelled as a non-vintage. The Grenache fermented whole clusters in an open top fermentation vessel. The 2018 component is from a trellised vineyard in Wellington where the 2019 is from a bush Vine Organically Certified Wellington Vineyard. The Pinot noir from Elgin were fermented 50% whole cluster and the Cinsaut from darling, 100% whole clusters. The fine crunchy tannins that come from the stems give this rather low in acid wine a sense of freshness." - Winemakers notes

BLANKbottle Empire 2019

R310.01 inc. VAT
"Just for the record - I am a huge fan of Swartland white blends. The image of South African wines has changed dramatically over the past 10 years and the Swartland played a huge part in this. Their wines, especially the Rhône-style white blends are top notch. They are fun, young, energetic and unique and started to gain international fame. Stellenbosch, however (where I studied winemaking), is the original EMPIRE of South African wine. Like most of us, I like to support the underdog, and in the case of white blends, the Empire became exactly that. So I created a white blend based on similar varieties - a combination that could give some of the Swartland white blends a go. The empire is therefore now striking back at the Swartland with a blend of an all-Stellenbosch Verdelho, Pinot blanc, Sauvignon blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and Viognier. The label consists of two sections. On the left part of the label you will see a half star, which was the logo for the "Swartland Revolution". And on the right - stripes that represent a traditional and conservative EMPIRE. And the red brother of Empire Strikes Back is EMPIRE 2019 - not striking back but just being himself. With Cabernet Sauvignon as driver and bits of Petit Verdot and Cabernet franc to compliment. The old style design label shows a combination crest. I combined the crest of Stellenbosch University and Elsenburg College - The 2 Empires when it comes to wine education - I studied at both..." Winemaker's note

Rall Red 2019

R320.00 inc. VAT
Syrah 65%; Grenache 13%; Cinsault 13% and Carignan 9%. Again the biggest percentage of varieties other than Syrah since the first vintage in 2008. By adding more of the GCC that can generally be harvested earlier than the Syrah this 2020 has more fruit and freshness compared to its predecessors while still being structured. Black and red fruit, herbs and pepper from nearly 100% whole-bunch fermentation on all components and a rich, savoury palate. Matured in old French oak for 10 months before being bottled unfined and very lightly filtered and a further 18 months bottle maturation before release.

BLANKbottle My eie Stofpad 2017

R325.00 inc. VAT
A blend of Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec from the Helderberg Stellenbosch.

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

R325.00 inc. VAT
"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

Keermont Estate Reserve 2014

R340.00 inc. VAT
"The 2014 Estate Reserve is a blend of 37% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 2% Syrah. It has an intense bouquet of black cherries, boysenberry, pressed iris petals and a touch of iodine, all very focused and seeming to just close up a little with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins framing crisp blackberry and bilberry fruit laced with licorice and sea salt. It feels very composed on the finish, yet I suspect that it might close up for a couple of years. Have a cellar handy." - Neal Martin, Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Domaine Michel Lafarge Bourgogne “Passe-tout-grains l’Exception” 2017

"A pepper and earth-inflected nose is composed by notes of both red and dark berry fruit aromas. The delicious and well-detailed middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of purity along with excellent depth and persistence for what this is. In sum, this offers outstanding quality for the genre, indeed I've rarely seen better." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

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

Château Peyrabon Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Supérieurs 2016

R375.00 inc. VAT
"The 2016 Peyrabon has a finely detailed bouquet with blackberry, raspberry, pressed flower and mineral aromas. This exudes class. The palate is well balanced with fine grain tannin, one of the more saline Cru Bourgeois with touches of oyster shell and spice towards the poised, edgy finish. Very fine. Tasted at the Cru Bourgeois tasting in London." Neal Martin, Vinous

Chateau Musar Hochar Père et Fils 2017

R395.00 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Hochar is powerful and dense in the glass. Ripe flavors and incisive tannins give the 2017 much of its brooding personality. Readers should plan on opening the 2017 at least an hour or two in advance, as the tannins are rather grainy at the outset. With time ripe black cherry, spice, leather and licorice flavors emerge nicely. The blend is 55% Cinsault, 35% Grenache and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Domaine Trapet Pere & Fils “A Minima” Bourgogne Rouge 2019

R395.00 inc. VAT
"Domaine Trapet Pere & Fils “A Minima” Bourgogne Rouge 2019, A peppery, ripe and earthy nose is comprised mostly by notes of dark currants and violet. The sleek, intense and nicely detailed middle weight flavors conclude in a mildly austere and rustic finale. This is excellent for the genre and worth checking out." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

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

Domaine Juliette Avril Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

R485.00 inc. VAT
Avril's cuvée tradition, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape, is a blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, aged in a combination of foudres and cement tanks. Some herbal notes accent raspberries and stone fruit in this full-bodied wine, which is silky enough, with a peppery finish. It's well made and harmonious, if not particularly intense or long." - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Château Fourcas-Borie Listrac-Médoc Cru Bourgeois Supérieurs 2015

R494.99 inc. VAT
Made by the same winemaking team as the top estate of Château Ducru-Beaucaillou in Saint-Julien, this wine comes from a long-time Borie family estate. The wine, with its layers of rich blackberry fruits and firm, dusty tannins, is concentrated, dark and certain to age well. Drink from 2025. - Wine Enthusiast