Products tagged “Red Wine”

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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."

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

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

J.L. Chave Sélection Crozes-Hermitage “Silène” 2019

R350.00 inc. VAT
100% Syrah sourced from hillside vineyards in Larnage and Gervans. 50% of the blend comes from a parcel of young vines owned by Jean-Louis, which is situated on back, east-facing flank of the Hermitage hill.

David & Nadia “Elpidios” 2019

R365.00 inc. VAT
"This Grenache noir-based blend again includes a portion of wine that was fermented and matured in a concrete vessel – both Grenache and Syrah. Along with the concrete vessels, the wine was also matured in old 500 L neutral French oak barrels and a 4 100 L foudre (Pinotage). The Elpidios is produced in a similar fashion to our main Grenache noir in terms of long, gentle extraction, the use of 50% on average whole bunches and then pressed off. After bottling, the wine was aged in a bottle for 18 months before release. This vintage is again based on grapes grown in granite soils from the Paardeberg, blended with structured shale/schists from the east, clay-rich soils from the north, and iron mixed soils from the west." Winemaker's notes

J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph “Offerus” 2018

R395.00 inc. VAT
100% Syrah with 80% of the fruit coming from Mauves, Tournon and St. Jean – all vineyards owned by Jean-Louis.

Savage “Girl Next Door” 2020

"Savage “Girl Next Door” 2020, Grapes from one of the saltiest, windswept 0.38 hectares of organic Syrah vines near Fish Hoek in Cape Town. These 15-year-old trellised vines on sandy gravel soils were originally planted for ornamental purposes. The 2020 vintage once again sees a 50% whole cluster portion included in the natural fermentation. Initially delicately savory and perfumed, the aromatics are fairly restrained showing notes of lavender, cured bresaola, hints of iron, graphite, and piquant plummy blackberry spice. The palate texture is incredibly elegant and fine-boned, showing light touch winemaking, silky soft dry powdery tannins, and a smooth, cool, classical finish revealing blackberry fruits, black peppercorns, and a gentle maritime salinity. A very fine, supple, complete expression of Syrah." - Greg Sherwood, MW

Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie 2019

R625.00 inc. VAT
"Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie 2019, Slightly more elegant aromas are comprised by notes of spicy and floral suffused aromas that blend both red and dark berry fruit. The silky but very punchy flavors exude a subtle salinity on the youthfully austere finale that is equally long if not quite as complex. This is very pretty and very Fleurie in character.", - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Rall “Ava” Syrah 2020

"Rall "Ava" Syrah 2020 like the Chenin of the same name, this wine is now made from 2 Schist vineyards around the Riebeeks river and the Kasteelberg regions in the Swartland. The Ava is a tiny selection of Syrah on the most extreme and low-yielding sites I work with. Fermented 100% whole-bunch and matured in old oak to truly express the place and soil on which it’s grown. Now on its 4th release, this 2020 is the most refined version of this wine to date. Very delicate aromas of blue and purple flowers, fynbos, and spice with powdery tannins and great fruit intensity. Production remains tiny at 1440 bottles only in this vintage." - Winemaker's notes

David & Nadia Grenache 2020 Magnum

“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

J.L. Chave Sélection Hermitage “Farconnet” 2017

R795.00 inc. VAT
100% Syrah. The grapes come from three distinctive parts of the Hermitage hill - the majority of the blend comes from Diognières, which is at the base of the hill. The next parcel is Péleat which sits above Diognières and finally, Greffieux which sits at the base of Le Méal on the hill. “Farconnet” was the name of a nobleman back in the time of Jean-Louis Chave’s great grandfather. He was actually the man from whom the great grandfather bought the Bessards parcel.

Château Musar Red 1997

R1,200.00 inc. VAT
Château Musar Red 1997 "A rich, warm colour, now paling towards the rim, with a smoky nose full of spices and fruits. On the palate there are mixed berry fruits – cherries, redcurrants, pomegranates and Christmas spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Good acidity with good tannin levels results in a wine of classic structure with long ageing potential." - Winemaker's notes

Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru “Aux Boudots” 2017

R2,405.01 inc. VAT
Domaine Jean Grivot Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots" 2017, "Mild reduction pushes the fruit to the background but I doubt that it will last. Otherwise, there is excellent volume, weight and intensity to the muscular and powerful big-bodied but seductively textured flavors that culminate in a youthfully austere and gorgeously long if quite firmly structured finale. This is a very dense wine in the context of the vintage and one that is going to require at least some forbearance." - Allen Meadows, Burghound

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Corton “Les Perrieres” Grand Cru 2017

R2,995.00 inc. VAT
"Aromas of red berries, warm spices, orange rind and cedary new wood introduce the 2017 Méo-Camuzet Corton-Perrières Grand Cru, a medium to full-bodied wine that's bright and tensile, with firm but fine-grained tannins and a chalky, austere profile that mark it out as a wine that will need some time in bottle. Méo used 15% stems here." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

Domaine Meo-Camuzet Vosne-Romanée “Aux Brulées” 1er Cru 2017

R5,260.01 inc. VAT
"Moderate wood influence sets off the beautifully spicy aromas that consist primarily of plum, black cherry and exotic Asian-style tea. The rich, full-bodied and solidly dense flavors also brim with sappy dry extract that buffers the less firm but still prominent tannins on the lingering finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit emerges. This isn't quite as complex as the best in the range at present but I have found over the years that this wine tends to develop excellent depth as it ages" - Allen Meadows, Burghound