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Keermont Syrah Magnum 2017

R661.31 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Syrah Keermont is a blend of three vineyards, which is blended with 4% Mouvedre and matured in seasoned barrels for 20 months. It has an attractive bouquet with briary, wilted rose petals and strawberry pastilles that opens with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, fine acidity; the 2017 is harmonious with a relatively light but focused finish. Perfect to drink now, but it will also give 12-15 years of drinking pleasure." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Macán 2017

R1,150.00 inc. VAT
"Opaque ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, cherry cola, potpourri and exotic spices, and smoky mineral and vanilla nuances build in the glass. Appealingly sweet, palate-coating red and blue fruit preserve, spicecake, mocha and candied lavender flavors show excellent depth as well as energy and back-end lift. Finishes impressively long, smoky and precise, with polished tannins adding framework and closing grip." - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Domaine Guiberteau Saumur Blanc Clos de Guichaux 2020

R695.00 inc. VAT
"This cuvée comes from a warm terroir in Épieds, south-east of Brézé. It has been matured in barrel for one year, and has seen no malolactic fermentation. Aromatically this feels attractively challenging, with suggestions of crushed rocks and saline minerals. There is a touch of roast to the fruits, led by peach and apricot, spiced up with star anise. The palate shows the same spiced-fruit melange, infused with a little powdered chalk, before a lightly bitter finish. With a good length, this is a promising start" - 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

Keermont Syrah 2017

R304.00 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Syrah Keermont is a blend of three vineyards, which is blended with 4% Mouvedre and matured in seasoned barrels for 20 months. It has an attractive bouquet with briary, wilted rose petals and strawberry pastilles that opens with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy texture, fine acidity; the 2017 is harmonious with a relatively light but focused finish. Perfect to drink now, but it will also give 12-15 years of drinking pleasure." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Keermont “Pondokrug” Cabernet Franc 2017

R458.00 inc. VAT
"Pondokrug sits on the cooler side of the valley and is located on water-retaining clay soils, this is a site that's “hammered by the wind and the baboons", according to Alex Starey. Fermented with 10% whole bunches, this is textured, floral and refined, with lovely oregano and dill aromas, granular tannins and racy black fruit." - Tim Atkin MW

Keermont Topside Syrah 2017

R582.00 inc. VAT
Keermont Single Vineyard Series Topside Syrah 2017, "Topside is all made with the 470 clone and hails from a single vineyard with a westerly aspect that sees very little sunshine in the mornings. Denser and firmer than its stablemate Steepside, this a dark, inky, brooding Syrah with fig, damson and Asian spice flavours and lots of stony grip." - Tim Atkin MW

Keermont Steepside Syrah 2017

R582.00 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Syrah Single Vineyard Series Steepside is matured for 20 months in seasoned oak. There is a slight reduction on the nose with dark berry fruit and light violet scents. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins, well balanced and definitely a more elegant and understated Syrah with long and tender finish. Lovely." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Keermont “Pondokrug” Cabernet Franc Magnum 2017

R1,144.00 inc. VAT
"Pondokrug sits on the cooler side of the valley and is located on water-retaining clay soils, this is a site that's “hammered by the wind and the baboons", according to Alex Starey. Fermented with 10% whole bunches, this is textured, floral and refined, with lovely oregano and dill aromas, granular tannins and racy black fruit." - Tim Atkin MW

Keermont Steepside Syrah Magnum 2017

R1,456.00 inc. VAT
"Steepside faces north and east and is situated at 300 metres on granite and clay loam soils. The result in 2017, that exceptional Cape vintage, is a world-class Syrah from Alex Starey, with a combination of violet and pine aromas, fine-boned tannins, subtle oak and bramble and black cherry fruit. Vibrant and energetic" - Tim Atkin MW

Château Canon Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2017

R2,949.99 inc. VAT
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Canon bursts from the glass with expressive notions of baked black cherries, kirsch, plum preserves and black raspberries plus hints of red roses, Ceylon tea, black olives and fertile loam. Medium-bodied, the palate is wonderfully elegant and refined, with a soft, finely grained texture and seamless freshness, finishing long and mineral laced. The blend is 77% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Franc and it was aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Château Tour Sieujean, Pauillac 2017

R494.99 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Tour Sieujean has a well-defined bouquet with focused blackberry and cranberry fruit, a touch of pencil lead in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, a crisp line of acidity, nicely poised with a touch of blackberry and cassis towards the finish. I have rated wines from this estate highly in the past and this is another very commendable wine from this little-known estate." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Château La Croix Saint-Vincent, Pomerol 2017

R494.99 inc. VAT
The 2017 Château la Croix Saint-Vincent is a red wine from Pomerol produced by Château la Croix Saint Vincent made of 2017 grapes and has an alcohol content of 13%.

Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussiador Langhe Chardonnay 2017

R1,100.00 inc. VAT
"This beautiful Chardonnay opens to spicy intensity with dried apricot and tropical fruit, all presented with heightened intensity and volume. The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2017 Langhe Chardonnay Bussiador is ripe and round with hints of yellow candy and ripe fruit. These opulent and softly voluptuous fruit flavors wrap smoothly over the palate. The finish is silky and fine with distant hints of crushed stone or mineral. Some 8,000 bottles were made." -Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Grand Cru “Chambertin” 2017

R3,995.00 inc. VAT
Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru 2017, "Deep and intense on the nose developing flavours of fruit and spice entwined with subtle oaky hints. Perfect marriage between grace and liveliness, strength and finesse. A superb wine displaying exceptional persistence and of great ageing potential. " - Winemaker's notes

Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Grand Cru “Chambertin-Clos de Bèze” 2017

R5,499.99 inc. VAT
"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 de Montille “Les Rugiens-Bas” 1er Cru de Pommard 2017

R2,260.00 inc. VAT
"The 2017 Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru contains two-thirds whole clusters and matures in one-third new oak. It has an intense bouquet, the fruit slightly darker than the Les Pezerolles, touches of réglisse and star anis emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, smooth in texture with good depth, though I discern more terroir expression on the Les Pezerolles at this moment." - Neal Martin, Vinous

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

R1,345.01 inc. VAT
"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