Vintage / 2017

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BLANKbottle My eie Stofpad 2017

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

BLANKbottle Offspring 2017

R205.00 inc. VAT
"The child of Dad Orbitofrontal Cortex and Mom Limbic (not the leftovers all thrown together - if I feel that a component doesn’t quite measure up, it gets demoted to a leftover tank which I sell as bulk wine). This OFFSPRING was thoughtfully blended - Riesling and Sémillon from Elgin, Chenin blanc from Wellington and Verdelho from the Voor Paardeberg." - Producer Note

BLANKbottle Oppie Koppie 2017

R310.01 inc. VAT
"It immediately triggered an idea: if I ferment the wine without removing the stems (a.k.a. whole bunch fermentation), chances were that I could possibly extract some of that exciting spice. So I chucked 33.33333% of the total volume of grapes into a fermentation vessel (stems and all) and crushed it with my feet. With the balance of the grapes, I removed the stems using a de-stemmer and filled the tank. All the grapes then underwent spontaneous fermentation. After 4 weeks, I pressed the grapes and the wine aged in barrel for a year. When the time came for label design, I did a pencil drawing of an old-fashioned film camera taking a photo of a grape-stem. I blackened the camera lens in such a way that only one third of the stem was exposed to the camera. I then called the wine 33.3333. In 2015, the stems were super ripe and I decided to do 100% whole bunch fermentation. On the label I altered the sketch in order for the camera lens to have a 100% exposure to the stem. 2016, the stems were ripe, but not as ripe as the 2015 vintage, so I went for 70% exposure. When it came to the 2017 vintage I decided that, in order for this wine to get to the next level, it needed more complexity. The only way to gain complexity is to add vineyards with flavour profiles that would enhance and add layers to the original wine. A little bit of Shiraz from the Swartland and a tad Cinsaut from the Breedekloof did the trick. Having had 80% whole cluster fermentation, I initially called the wine 80.0000 (referring to the percentage exposure to stems as in previous years), but this was confusing to my clients. I then changed the name to Oppie-Koppie, the name the farmer calls the vineyard - a 2017 Voor-Paardeberg Shiraz (my 4th vintage from this block of grapes). Northern Rhône-like in style, super spicy with nice grip. Ageing will only do this wine great but you can also drink it now." - Producer Note

Château de Pibarnon Blanc 2017

R435.01 inc. VAT
"This unique white from the south is a rival of its renowned brothers in the north, due to its elegant flavours and tasty finish as a result of the high-quality terroir and slow maturation of the northern-facing grapes. One will be pleasantly surprised by its structure despite the volume produced, and its floral and fine elegance renders the wine crisp and pure. This white is well matched with langoustines, scallops and lobster. Fine white fish will be perfect, in a salt crust, with a white butter sauce, or simply grilled with wild fennel." - Producer Note

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

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

Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils “Journey in Beaune” Horizontal 2017 6 Bottle Case

R5,995.00 inc. VAT
Horizontal Case Includes: Beaune Village 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Avaux” 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Teurons” 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Marconnets” 2017 Beaune Premier Cru “Clos de la Mousse” 2017 Beaune Grèves Premier Cru “Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus” 2017

Domaine de Montille Beaune “Les Sizies” Premier Cru 2017

R860.00 inc. VAT
"An agreeably free and pure nose reflects notes of violet, plum and dark raspberry along with a whiff of newly turned earth. There is good richness to the generously proportioned middle weight flavors that evidence a subtle minerality on the clean, dusty and sneaky long finish. This moderately firm effort will need at least a few years to unwind but 8 to 10 years should be sufficient to see it at its best." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Nuits St. Georges “Aux Saints Juliens” Village 2017

R885.01 inc. VAT
"A markedly floral nose is comprised by notes of herbal tea, various dark berries and earth nuances. There is both good intensity and detail on the mildly rustic, complex and lingering finish. This is quite good for a Nuits villages and worth checking out." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Nuits St. Georges “Aux Thorey” Premier Cru 2017

"Once again there is a beguiling elegance to the pure if spicier aromas of floral-inflected red currant and cherry scents. Once again there is beautiful delineation to the intensely stony medium weight flavors that deliver very fine length on the balanced and complex finish. This too is quite lovely." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Pommard “Les Cras” Village 2017

R885.01 inc. VAT
"Moderate reduction is enough to mask the underlying fruit at present. Otherwise there is good density and punch to the sappy medium-bodied flavors that exhibit fine length on the rustic but not particularly austere finale. A quality Pommard villages that is firm but not so much so that it couldn't be enjoyed relatively young." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Pommard “Les Pézerolles” Premier Cru 2017

"Super-fresh and distinctly cool aromas are comprised by airy notes of herbal tea, violet, lavender and dark pinot fruit. The racy, intense and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors exhibit ample minerality on the delicate and refined finish that delivers excellent length. Lovely stuff." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Volnay “En Champans” Premier Cru 2017

R1,860.01 inc. VAT
"A much earthier mix of red and dark currant, violet and discreet herbal tea nuances slides into the supple lighter weight flavors that are a bit more elegant than usual, all wrapped in a nicely complex and persistent finish. This is certainly good but 2017 is not a great vintage for this wine." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Volnay “La Carelle Sous Chapelle” Premier Cru 2017

R1,405.00 inc. VAT
"A deft touch of wood sets off the bright red fruit, lavender and discreet spice-inflected aromas. The sleek, elegant and well-detailed middle weight flavors possess a refined mouth feel before concluding in a more obviously mineral-driven finish that has just a touch of youthful austerity to it. This lacy effort is lovely and very Volnay in character." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Volnay “Taillepieds” Premier Cru 2017

"A cool, pure and ultra-floral nose blends notes of both red and dark cherry, anise, sandalwood and a hint of herbal tea. The firm, serious and overtly mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors possess excellent verve while culminating in a youthfully austere and impressively long finish. This is clearly very firm yet it's a bit less compact than it usually is but with that said, plenty of patience will still be necessary." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin “Mes Cinq Terroirs” Village 2017

"Once again there is a discreet but not invisible touch of wood framing the notably earthier and more deeply pitched aromas of both red and dark currant and forest floor nuances. There is fine intensity and solid concentration to the vibrant middle weight flavors that reflect ample minerality, all wrapped in a focused, complex and lengthy finish that flashes unusually good power for a villages level wine. As it usually is, this is a fine effort and well worth considering." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine du Pélican Savagnin Ouillé 2017

R494.99 inc. VAT
"The pure, elegant and clean 2017 Arbois Savagnin Ouillé is a more powerful vintage with concentration through low yields, but it still a straight and vertical white, with an unusual combination of power and elegance. There is a pleasant bitterness on the finish that somewhat offsets the ripeness of the year and makes the wine come through as nicely balanced. I tasted a 2015 for comparison, and that wine felt fresher than this, and the nose had more complexity and nuance." - Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate