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Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020

R485.00 inc. VAT
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020, "The length of the 2020 growing season helped to produce Pinots with excellent balance and precision. This four vineyard blend - from Mrs M, Sandford, Seadragon and Windansea - is elegant, detailed and refined, with pale colour, wild strawberry, black tea and ginger flavours, electrifying minerality and savoury grip." - Tim Atkin MW

Keermont Syrah 2016

R265.01 inc. VAT
"The Keermont Syrah 2016 has a dark plummy red colour. It has an enchanting bouquet of lavender, cherries, cloves, and vanilla. The palate is elegant and soft with dark strawberry and cherry flavours and hints of citrus rind, herbs, and vanilla. The tannins are light, but firm and the wine has a long rich savoury finish." Winemaker's notes

Damascene W.O. Cederberg Syrah 2020

Damascene W.O. Cederberg Syrah 2020, "A singularity. So expressive of its liminal site; a mountainous vineyard 940-metres above sea level. Floaty red fruit, sour cherry, cranberry; the sandalwood scent of scrub and fynbos, a glow of white pepper, iridescent and driven. Hands-off winemaking assures the austerity and lightness of being of the wine remains intact. The fresh red fruit continues on the palate, underscored by a riper touch of blackcurrant wrapped in a fine-boned structure. Clear, precise acidity conjures up the coolness of the site; the spice lingers long into the finish." - Winemaker's notes

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Syrah 2020

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Syrah 2020, "Scented, silky, spicy and floral. Made in the clouds, a large component of this Syrah hails from Karibib, a granitic site at the very top ridge of the Stellenbosch farm. A weather system informs the grapes growing here; a regular occurring cloud formation is drawn in from the Atlantic Ocean and only covers this specific site. The diffused light and cool temperatures safeguard the intense aromatic quality of the fruit; dark-green coiled garrigue, jasmine, violets, and white pepper scents, livened by fresh cherries and wild strawberries. Fruit from the Bottelary ward brings structure and backbone, adding an inky depth of black fruit; while Devon Valley grapes give refreshing lift and linear acidity. The clarity of fruit is underscored by charcuterie spice and grapefruit pith, driven along a granular grip of tannins. Just a hint of bitter cherry on the composed, detailed finish." - Winemaker's notes

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc 2020

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Franc 2020, "Vibrant aromas of fresh fennel, bramble, black cherries, dried violets, graphite, and hints of sweet tobacco. The wine is fragrant and evolving; leafy on the edges, conjuring up images of tomato vines in the sun, alongside camphor and campfire under starry skies. An energetic and nervy palate is wrapped around a core of iodine, overlaid with tangy redcurrants, tart cherries, cranberries, and blackcurrants. The fresh fruit is complemented by lively acidity and an inherent vitality. There’s purity to the tannin structure, unencumbered by wood, red-fleshed and grippy, tailoring into a precise, dry finish." - Winemaker's notes

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Damascene W.O. Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, "A modern classic. Fruit from the Helderberg, Bottelary and Vlottenburg wards combine to deliver supreme balance and intensity. The wine is plummy and redcurrant-driven, with cassis, crisp green herbs, pencil shavings, and a dusting of spice and smoke. The palate is long and rounded, with equal amounts of power and freshness. There is a deliberate density, richly-fruited with a granitic seam, and a pure core of cassis. The expansive, broad mouthfeel is framed by judicious oaking from 22 months in new French oak. The tannins are firm and resolute, lending the wine structure and intensity, balanced by a refreshing acidity and moderate alcohol. Elegant, dry finish. " - Winemaker's notes

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

Savage Red 2019

R310.01 inc. VAT
Savage Red 2019 "Syrah exclusively sourced in Stellenbosch from vineyards organically grown on decomposed granite soils. Always released a year behind the rest of the Savage range, this 2019 is a dense, dark, potent red from a powerful, concentrated, minerally focused vintage. On the nose, the aromatics are marked by intense notes of earthy red and blackberry fruits, inky saline notes of black cherries, pink musk, savoury cured meat nuances, black olives, and a sappy cedar wood spice complexity. With 70% of whole clusters used in the fermentation, the palate shows pronounced chalky mineral tannins with vibrantly fresh crunchy acids from the granitic soils. Raspberries and blueberries surge to the fore on this dense, powerfully structured wine, gaining in richness and intensity as the wine slowly unfurls in the glass. The wine shows a focused prowess and concentration together with an opulent richness framed by an underlying stony minerality. A wine with undeniable focus and structure but also a surfeit of seductive charm."- Greg Sherwood MW

Savage “Follow the Line” 2020

"Now in its eighth vintage, ‘Follow The Line’ continues to be one of South Africa’s most respected old vine Cinsaults. As always, the fruit comes from 40-year-old dry-farmed bush vines in Darling grown on decomposed granite soils. The 2020 is spontaneously fermented with 50% of the fruit as whole clusters. Every vintage that passes boasts an incredibly perfumed floral bouquet of violets, pressed rose petals, and hints of cherry blossom that melt into pronounced notes of earthy lavender, coriander, and Turkish delight. The palate is incredibly cool and suave with bright tingling cherry acids. A silky weightless concentration, crystalline wild strawberry, and red cherry fruits, and the most delicate lacey tannins on the finish. This is a very polished, ethereal, classy effort with so many of the Cinsault characteristics drawing an undeniable resemblance to young, premium Côtes de Beaune Pinot Noir. Approachable on release, but cellar-worthy for at least 10+years, don’t miss this new release." - Greg Sherwood MW

BLANKbottle Saint Rand 2020

R280.00 inc. VAT
"I want to make a great Pinotage," says Pieter Walser and he's not far off with this example from 40-year-old bush vines in Darling. Racy, floral and early picked, it has lily and violet aromas, tangy raspberry and red cherry fruit and an elegant, tapering finish." Tim Atkin MW

Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2020

R240.01 inc. VAT
"This is "only" the Walker Bay Pinot Noir from the Newton Johnsons, but it's pretty special at the price. Made from Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Bot River fruit, it's wonderfully floral and sappy with some granitic tannins, subtle whole bunch notes and red cherry and pomegranate fruit. Wonderfully drinkable." - Tim Atkin MW

David & Nadia Grenache Noir 2020

R365.00 inc. VAT
"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 Bouchard Père & Fils Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2017

"From the same grape supplier as Chapelle-Chambertin. Here the colour is a little bit fresher and the nose too is not so uniformly black – more a dark red approach. This retains some elegance, with a classy full-bodied red fruit across the piece, some subtlety to the detail, ripe coulis de framboise, a faint appearance of acidity and very good length. A little limestone coolness behind. More discretion, which is to be welcomed." -Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

BLANKbottle Boetie 2020

R280.00 inc. VAT
Picked early, the grapes from the decomposed granitic soil were destemmed and underwent fermentation over 5 days. The wine shows a wonderful fruity crunch on the palate, but with firm tannins giving it some grip. We tasted it and could not believe it was 100% Pinotage.

Poderi Aldo Conterno ‘Granbussia’ Barolo Riserva 2010

"The Barolo Reserve Granbussia is produced by blending grapes from the oldest vines, from the Romirasco, Cicala, and Colonnello, before fermentation starts, in the following percentages respectively: 70% - 15% - 15%. The Granbussia remains in the cellar for at least 9 years before commercialization. It is produced exclusively in the best years and in limited quantities." Winemaker's notes

Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia ‘Cicala’ 2015

"The 2015 Barolo Bussia Cicala is like a little steam train that keeps pushing forward. The wine shows the forward momentum and power of the vintage, imparting ripe and rich primary intensity along the way. This steady and elegant expression of Nebbiolo reveals dried blackberry, tar, licorice, smoke and white truffle. The wine's approach is broad and textured as it rolls over the palate. Some 6,000 bottles were produced." - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate

Poderi Aldo Conterno ‘Conca Tre Pile’ Barbera d’Alba 2016

R595.00 inc. VAT
"Elegant is not a word applicable to most Barberas, but this one is exactly that: a graceful expression of dark plums, blueberries and mandarin oranges. Medium body, fine, silky tannins and bright plums on the finish. "James Suckling

Vega-Sicilia Alión Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2015 3L

R6,995.00 inc. VAT
Produced with 100% Tinto Fino or Tempranillo grapes in a modern and fruit-forward style with generous oak, the 2015 Alión is juicy and intense, cropped from a warm and dry year that delivered a 15% alcohol red that is voluptuous and hedonistic. It matured for 12 to 14 months in oak barrels, mostly French and mostly new. At first I found it quite ripe, with black rather than red fruit, a little earthy and with a touch of licorice and ink. The palate reveals abundant, slightly dusty tannins without the quality they had in 2014; it's a little dry on the finish, a riper and more powerful vintage of Alión. The nose improved tremendously with time in the glass as it opened up, but the tannins remained quite present. It might need a little more time in bottle to polish those edges. 230,730 bottles and some larger formats where produced. It was bottled in June 2017. - Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate

Keermont Merlot 2018

R220.00 inc. VAT
"The Keermont Merlot 2018 has a deep royal red colour. Beautiful dusty, ripe strawberry fruit nose with notes of dried herbs, cigar box and cinnamon. The palate is soft, but clean and elegant. The wine exudes flavours of ripe red fruit with undertones of orange rind and dried herbs. Soft chalky tannins and good natural acidity help to maintain a fresh elegance and a long, succulent dry finish."

Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

R280.00 inc. VAT
"2017 was an excellent growing season on Keermont. Despite a drier than usual winter, we had strong growth in the vineyards during the spring time. This led to the formation of a good healthy crop which ripened evenly during the warm, dry summer. Harvest started fairly early, but was put on hold after a heavy rainfall in late January. This rejuvenated the vines and allowed for extended ripening which definitely raised the general quality. We recorded one of our largest and healthiest crops yet and grapes came in with great analysis and concentration." Winemaker's notes.

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 Père et Fils Gevrey-Chambertin “Ostrea” 2018

R1,250.00 inc. VAT
"The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Ostrea is showing beautifully, unwinding in the glass with a deeper-pitched bouquet of cassis, dark berry fruit, baking chocolate, rich soil tones and warm spices. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and mineral, this has a more structured, tensile profile than the Domaine's regular Gevrey, as well as greater reserves of tightly wound fruit. As readers will remember, this cuvée derives from old vines in the commune of Brochon."- William Kelley, Wine Advocate