Vintage / 2018

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Domaine du Pelican Arbois Poulsard 2018

R550.00 inc. VAT
"I like the purity and profile of the 2018 Arbois Poulsard, which, like the sample I tasted before, is quite expressive and agreeable, bright and lively, aromatic and open, quite elegant, with some tannins. It's not as funky as many examples of the grape can be. They picked a little early, and the wine is somewhat herbaceous (in a positive way) and only 11.5% alcohol." - Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

Domaine du Pélican Arbois Trois Cépages 2018

R525.00 inc. VAT
"The 2018 Arbois Trois Cepages a is brilliant introduction to Guillaume D’Angerville’s Jura reds. Bright and punchy, the Trois Cepages offers superb fruit intensity in the mid-weight, lifted style that is typical of these wines. The warm growing season gives this blend of Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard an extra kick of radiance that works so well." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Tenuta Tignanello, Tignanello IGT Toscana 2018

"This wine brought to mind precise imagery of tailcoats, striped dress pants, wingtip collar shirts and other gentlemen's fashion choices from the Roaring Twenties. Sporting a retro but classic personality, the Marchesi Antinori 2018 Tignanello is quite the dapper and jovial wine that hits the market just as much of the world is emerging from a dark chapter of lockdowns and coronavirus curfews. I love the optimism that springs bright with such clarity and detail from within this blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The 2016 vintage was a benchmark for sure, but I prefer the 2018, thanks to that tinge of nostalgia or emotion that is so deftly rendered in this cool, long growing season."- Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Keermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R310.01 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.

Château d’Yquem Sauternes 2018

R5,995.00 inc. VAT
"The 2018 d'Yquem is all lime cordial, grapefruit oil and mandarin peel to begin. With a little coaxing, the fireworks really begin, letting off a whole array of honeysuckle, candied ginger, dried pineapple, lemon pastilles, chalk dust and sea spray scents, followed by a savory undercurrent of shaved almonds, allspice and baking bread. The palate is an exercise in polish and poise, featuring the most gorgeously creamy texture and bright, sparkling freshness, framing all the densely laden tropical and citrus fruit layers, finishing with a powerful BANG of profound floral and spice perfume. It is wonderfully sweet, yes, but that—paradoxically for a "sweet wine"—is almost beside the point." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

François Cotat 6 – Bottle Mixed Case

R3,570.00 inc. VAT
The François Cotat Mixed Case includes:3 x François Cotat Sancerre les Monts Damnés 2018 3 x François Cotat Sancerre Les Caillottes 2018

Antinori Solaia 2018

"The Marchesi Antinori 2018 Solaia reveals a silky and elegant personality, and the wine steps away from some of the more robust fruit weight and dark concentration that we've seen in the past. This elegant vintage prizes fruit purity and focus with black plum, cassis, blue flower, pencil shaving and lots of sweet spice from the oak that recalls clove and toasted almond. The blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller parts Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. The fruit is harvested at the Antinori family's Tenuta Tignanello at the heart of the Chianti Classico appellation. The percentage of Cabernet Franc used in the blend is the ultimate Solaia wild card. In this vintage, the Franc has been increased to 7%, and that number is expected to be even higher in 2019 as the vines get older and the fruit more complex. Production of Solaia is 65,000 bottles in this vintage. This is a beautiful wine, but if pressed I must admit a preference for the 2018 Tignanello (the other celebrated wine crafted at this property). The 2018 Solaia is delicious on all fronts as expected, but the 2018 Tignanello struck at my heart strings. Either way, these are stunning results." - Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Keermont Merlot 2018

R230.00 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."

Maison de Montille Saint Romain Village 2018

R650.00 inc. VAT
Maison de Montille Saint Romain 2018 "A cooler and airier nose presents notes of lemon grass, green apple and a suggestion of pear. The sleek, intense and well-detailed flavors flash more evident minerality on the punch and delicious finish that could also use a bit more depth. However, given how forward this is, it's very likely that this is a wine where what you see is what you get."- Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru “Les Coères” 2018

R650.00 inc. VAT
Maison de Montille Montagny 1er Cru "Les Coères" 2018 "This is not aromatically dissimilar from the Bourgogne though here there is a whiff of the exotic and in particular, white peach. There is better volume and punch to the delicious and racy middle weight flavors where the minerality is more pronounced, all wrapped in a bone-dry, crisp and steely finish. Blind, this could pass for a good Chablis without the youthful austerity." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Maison de Montille Bourgogne Blanc 2018

R494.99 inc. VAT
"A barely perceptible application of wood sets off layered aromas of petrol, citrus and freshly slice pear. There is both good volume and verve to the rich yet crisp and crunchy flavors that exude hints of minerality and bitter lemon on the refreshing finish. This is a quality Bourgogne and worth a look." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Beaune “Les Aigrots” Premier Cru 2018

R895.00 inc. VAT
"This is much more floral with pretty spice, lemon zest and white peach scents. The denser and rounder middle-weight flavors also flash an appealing minerality on the rich, sappy and delicious finale that manages to be reasonably refined if not actually elegant. This is a wine that could be aged to good effect for a few years or enjoyed young for its exuberant fruit." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Bourgogne “Le Clos du Château” Blanc 2018

R550.00 inc. VAT
"This is aromatically similar to the Bourgogne with just a bit more freshness that extends to the more energetic medium weight flavors that possess lovely intensity that slowly builds as the lingering, dry and crisp finish sits on the palate. This is an excellent Bourgogne and worthy of your interest." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Nuits Saint Georges “Aux Thorey” Premier Cru 2018

R1,450.00 inc. VAT
"Aromas of peonies, orange rind, wild berries and sweet soil tones introduce the 2018 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Thorey, a medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and elegant wine that's beautifully balanced and structurally refined. This is very promising." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

Domaine de Montille Beaune “Les Sizies” Premier Cru 2018

R975.00 inc. VAT
Domaine de Montille Beaune “Les Sizies” Premier Cru 2018, "A more elegant though still markedly earthy nose speaks of dark berries, violet and a whiff of wood. The caressing yet entirely serious medium weight flavors exude a light minerality while displaying fine length on the focused, detailed and notably firmer finish." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Nuits-Saint-Georges “Aux Saints Juliens” Village 2018

R975.00 inc. VAT
Domaine de Montille Nuits-Saint-Georges “Aux Saints Juliens” Village 2018, "An attractively spicy nose is composed mostly by ripe dark pinot fruit along with hints of violet and warm earth. The velvet-textured medium-bodied flavors possess very good verve and a subtle minerality while the lingering finish is at once austere and ever-so-mildly rustic. This is an excellent Nuits villages and worth checking out." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine de Montille Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

R550.00 inc. VAT
"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 Marsannay Village Rouge 2018

R625.00 inc. VAT
"From lieux-dits Grand Poirier and Grasse Têtes comes Trapet's 2018 Marsannay, a nicely structured wine that offers up aromas of raspberries, cherries, raw cocoa and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, lively and precise, it's framed by fine, powdery tannins and succulent acids." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate

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

Domaine Trapet Pere et Fils Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

"This is aromatically similar to the Latricières but perhaps even a bit cooler and with more earth and sauvage elements. There is a really lovely purity to the sleek, dense, intense and markedly powerful large-scaled flavors that exude an almost pungent minerality on the austere, serious and wonderfully persistent and very firmly structured finale. As the Trapet Chambertin often is, this is not a monster of concentration or structure but rather one of refinement and grace." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Marc Roy Marsannay “Les Champs Perdrix” 2018

R750.00 inc. VAT
"Hints of the exotic sit atop the aromas of straw, petrol, and yellow and white orchard fruit. There is both good detail and vibrancy to the lightly stony middle-weight flavors that conclude in a clean, dry and delicious finale. This isn't elegant; indeed it flirts with rusticity, but it is refreshing and a wine that should be enjoyable young." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Marc Roy Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2018

R1,195.00 inc. VAT
"Ripe but fresh aromas include those of plum, black cherry, cassis and plenty of earth influence. The opulent, concentrated and powerful larger-scaled flavors coat the palate with sappy dry extract that also buffers the moderately firm tannic spine shaping the balanced, long and complex finale. This is a very good Gevrey villages and worth your interest." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean-Marc Millot Côte de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes 2018

R595.00 inc. VAT
"There is touch of herbal tea to the relatively cool and reserved red currant and soft earth fragrances. There is both good energy and detail to the delicious flavors that terminate in a slightly grippy and drying finish that may have some lingering hail effects." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Jean-Marc Millot Savigny-lès-Beaune Village 2018

R675.00 inc. VAT
Domaine Jean-Marc Millot Savigny-lès-Beaune Village 2018, "A distinctly earthy mix of red currant, cherry and a floral top note leads to rich and comparatively full-bodied flavors that conclude in a serious, robust and rustic finish. Again, this isn't elegant but it certainly doesn't lack for character and punch." - Allen Meadows, Burghound