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Collines de L’if 2017

R675.00 inc. VAT
Bright ruby colour. The nose is plummy and rounded, very typical of perfectly ripe Merlot. There are hints of spice and a touch of iron filings that give the wine a sense of place. The palate is rounded, with silky tannins a seductive red fruit at the core. This is a spicy and juicy, open-knit example that is already approachable. Plump and generous to the finish. Drink now, or over the next 5-8 years.

Collines de L’if Saint-Émilion 2018

R695.00 inc. VAT
Bright ruby colour. The nose is plummy and rounded, very typical of perfectly ripe Merlot. There are hints of spice and a touch of iron filings that give the wine a sense of place. The palate is rounded, with silky tannins a seductive red fruit at the core. This is a spicy and juicy, open-knit example that is already approachable. Plump and generous to the finish. Drink now, or over the next 5-8 years.

Château Palmer 2010

R7,500.00 inc. VAT
"The 2010 Palmer has an outgoing, intense and multifaceted bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry, crushed violets and hints of cassis - your quintessential Margaux turned up to eleven. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Headier than its Margaux peers, it builds in the mouth with a complex, marine-tinged finish with cracked black pepper lingering on the aftertaste. This is an outstanding Palmer but it needs more time in bottle. Tasted from an ex-château bottle at the BI Wines & Spirits 10-Year On tasting." - Neal Martin, Vinous

Château D’Yquem Sauternes 2005

R6,995.00 inc. VAT
"Tasted at the Château, the 2005 Chateau d’Yquem delivers a similar performance as last year. Lucid in colour, the bouquet is detailed with very pure honey, vanilla and almond scents, still a little new oak to be fully assimilated but demonstrating superb focus. The palate is virtually identical to last year's bottle: exquisite balance and perfectly judged acidity, but perhaps just gaining a little richness and viscosity over the last 12 months. There is an appealing completeness to this Yquem and whilst I would not place it amongst the likes of 2001 or 2009, it comfortably sits just behind - Neal Martin, Vinous

Château d’Yquem Sauternes 2007

R7,995.00 inc. VAT
"Pale to medium gold colored, the 2007 d'Yquem delivers powerful scents of tropical fruits—dried mangoes and pineapple paste—accented by acacia honey, toasted almonds and woodsmoke with hints of chalk dust, kettle corn and lime blossom. The palate reveals one of those vintages that shape-shifts into an apparently drier style than it is, largely thanks to its uber-racy backbone of freshness and layered mineral-inspired flavors, finishing with a regal, satin-textured savoriness. Difficult to resist now, this will be one of those Rip Van Winkle vintages that can be predicted to cellar not just for decades but for generations. For number crunchers: 14.2% alcohol, 137 grams per liter residual sugar, and total acidity is 3.7 grams per liter H2SO4." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Château D’Yquem Sauternes 2009

R8,995.00 inc. VAT
"Served from an ex-chateau bottle. The 2009 Chateau d’Yquem is one showstopper of a wine and perhaps it is only in a vertical that you realize this is up there among the legendary wines of the past – the 2001 included. It has a wonderful nose that expresses the Semillon component majestically: heady aromas of lemon curd, nectarine, jasmine and honeysuckle that all gain momentum in the glass. The oak is supremely well-integrated. The palate is extremely well-balanced with an unctuous entry. You are immediately knocked sideways by the palpable weight and volume in the mouth, which is almost “bulbous,” with layer upon layer of heavily botrytized fruit. It builds to a spicy finish with hints of marzipan and pralines in the background that lend it an untrammeled sense of exoticism. The 2009 is utterly fabulous and decadent, a star that will blaze brightly and undimmed for many years. Drink now-2060+" - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Château d’Yquem Sauternes 2010

R7,700.00 inc. VAT
"Pale to medium lemon-gold color, the 2010 d'Yquem has retreated into its shell at this youthful stage, offering spritely suggestions of lemon curd, lime cordial and green mango with wafts of honeysuckle, spice cake, sea spray and beeswax plus a hint of gingerbread. The palate really comes through with super intense, tightly wound citrus, savory and mineral layers carried by a laser-precise backbone of freshness, finishing with crazy persistence that lingers a full three minutes and then some. This is going to be a very exotic, opulent Yquem!" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Château D’Yquem Sauternes 2013

R6,500.00 inc. VAT
"Firstly, you notice the color, which is a touch deeper than recent vintages at this stage. The bouquet is quite honeyed and rich for Yquem at this early juncture, with subtle scents of peach skin, white flowers, and a puff of chalk and frangipane. The palate is viscous on the entry, all about the texture at first, coating the mouth with luscious botrytized fruit. There are touches of Seville orange marmalade, fresh apricot, a hint of spice and passion fruit. This is imbued with impressive depth and weight, perhaps an Yquem that is determined to make an impression after last year-s absence. It might not possess the finesse of a top flight Yquem, but it has immense power and persistency." - Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

Château d’Yquem Sauternes 2015

R7,500.00 inc. VAT
"Following a very long harvest stretching nearly two months, the 2015 Château d'Yquem came in at 13.9% alcohol and 144 grams per liter of residual sugar, sporting a pH of 3.65 and six grams per liter of tartaric acid. None of these numbers, however, even remotely begin to tell you how profound this wine is. The nose opens with electric notes of ripe pineapples, green mango, orange blossoms and lemon tart with hints of fungi, lime zest, crushed rocks and jasmine. The freshness on the palate is just astonishing, permeating and lifting layer upon layer of tropical fruits and earthy notions, all encased in a sumptuous texture and culminating in a very, very long, mineral-tinged finish. Truly, this is a legendary vintage for d'Yquem. I've been conservative with my drinking window here, and I would not be at all surprised if our descendants are drinking this vintage well into the next century." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

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

Château D’Yquem Sauternes 2017

R7,300.00 inc. VAT
"This is a great Yquem, delivering thrilling purity and intensity. The nose offers intense aromas of fresh and dried apricot and peach pastry, as well as freshly baked creme brulee, candied and fresh orange and kumquat. Some marmalade, too. Smooth, glossy texture with flavors of grilled orange, dried apricot and an exceptionally long finish with a powerful, driving push to the end. A flicker of toasty-oak influence arrives late, but this wine has completely consumed the oak. The 2017 Yquem is a very powerful wine from a very rich and exceptional vintage. The acidity has a big hand in balancing the richness. Pithy finish. The phenolics deliver some great depth. Rain at the beginning of September prompted an extensive infection of noble rot. The harvest lasted from September 26 to October 13. Great quality and one of the best since the legendary 2001." - James Suckling

Clos Cantenac Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2015

R895.00 inc. VAT
"Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2015 Clos Cantenac delivers pronounced notes of blackberry preserves, crème de cassis and red currant jelly with touches of garrigue, lavender, smoked meats and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with expressive red and black fruit preserves, framed by velvety tannins and wonderful freshness, leading to a very long, spicy finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Château Séraphine Pomerol 2019

"The wine is an intense deep red, almost black in colour and shows great elegance and finesse with fine aromas of ripe black fruit overlaid by a subtle but expressive evolution of soft and textured smoky notes of wild strawberries, blueberries, black cherries, cassis and a touch of spice. On the palate, the wine is rich and lush and packed with an attractive register of fresh red and black fruits with further delicate hints of chocolate and mocha leading to a nicely balanced notion of juiciness and tension that combines well with the silky soft tannins and delivers striking aromatics." - Winemaker's notes