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Hermanuspietersfontein's "No.3 - Bergblokke" or "Mountain Block" tends to produce pure, concentrated, fruit-driven wines presenting fine citrus, gooseberry, kiwi, litchi and melon aromas and flavors. A dash of neutral barrel fermented Semillon is added to balance the Sauv Blanc's overt nature and enhance palate texture. This is a super refreshing wine with lots of juicy fruit and zesty acidity. 2014 is another outstanding vintage. HPF is the creation of master of Sauvignon Blanc winemaker Bartho Eksteen. Bartho is known in South Africa as: "the Sultan o... Read More »
Now a perennial favorite with staff and customers alike at K&L, this is one of our best selling and most raved about rosés every year. Hand-picked from Biodynamically farmed, old Mourvedre vines in a cool coastal sub-region of Stellenbosch, it's a fresh, elegant wine that does a fantastic impression of Bandol (which is also predominantly made from Mourvedre) but at a fraction of the cost! Waterkloof is a stunning property working with very natural, non-interventionist methods, the wines are pure, expressive and precisely balanced. I am excited to work wi... Read More »
This rich South African red blend is the perfect party wine. Gaining depth and spice from Syrah, verve from Mourvèdre, and perfume from Viognier, it is easy to love--and easy to drink by the gallon! Fortunately, its price tag is friendly, too. From the winery: "Ripe blackberries and spicy pepper flavours from the Syrah driving this blend are met with a soft and supple palate. Good density with lingering flavours and a hint of oak. Soft, supple tannins makes for early, easy drinking."
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Limestone Hill Chardonnay comes from seven- to 21-year-old vines cropped between five and eight tons per hectares. This unwooded Chardonnay has a pretty nose with apricot blossom, slate and almond-tinged bouquet that gently opens in the glass. The palate is fresh and poised with a fine bead of acidity, tensile with a focused dried apricot and lemon curd finish. This is an excellent Chardonnay from De Wetshof and at this price, you cannot go wrong. (NM)" (10/2015) Wine Spectator: "A direct version, with green apple and pear fruit, backed by a lightly candied lime p ...Read More »
Wine Spectator: "A modest core of singed vanilla, plum and licorice notes is backed by a slightly firm thread of cedar on the finish. (Web-2015)"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 The Curator White Blend is a blend of 50% Chenin Blanc, 36% Chardonnay and 14% Semillon. It has a straight-forward, honey and beeswax-scented bouquet. The palate is easy going, quite sweet and honeyed in texture with a sumptuous citrus peel and peachy finish that will slip effortlessly down throats. This represents excellent value. (NM)" (11/2015) Vinous: "Initially dusty nose quickly cleared to show lively aromas of orange, lime, stone, anise, dusty herbs and lemon oil. Glyceral and long on personality, showing intense honeyed stone and citrus fruit flavo ...Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Easy and mouthfilling. Tangy and definitely Chenin. A great introduction to New Wave South African wine!" (9/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Secateurs Chenin Blanc has a slightly waxy, toffee apple-scented bouquet that perhaps lacks the complexity of some of the other vintages that I have tasted in the past. The palate is nicely balanced, quite primal in the mouth at first but settling down later on with lime cordial and peachy notes that deliver plenty of flavor. (NM)" (11/2015)
Decanter: "Waterkloof follows biodynamic practices. A proportion of the grapes in this tangy yet creamy blend were co-fermented, and the final result is complex and great value, displaying notes of peach, lime and minerals" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Circle of Life White comes from sandstone and granite soils at different altitude, a co-ferment of Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc matured in used 600-liter barrels and a "splash" of Semillon and Chardonnay at the end. There is a touch of white chocolate on the attractive nose, touches of brioche and almond infusing the citrus fruit. The palat ...Read More »
Inventory: Main Warehouse
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Secateurs Red Blend has just nudged upward in my estimation since last year. Here, it has a very well-defined, quite sumptuous bouquet with vibrant raspberry, dark cherry and mineral notes that have really opened up in the last 12 months. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannins. This is very well-balanced with great delineation on the finish. Drinking beautifully now. (NM)" (10/2014) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Sexy aromas of cherry, orange peel and flowers, plus a bit of leathery funk and a touch of candied fruits. An attractive sweet/spicy midweight ...Read More »
Thinus Krüger, CEO/President/Winemaker/Grape Crusher is the sole employee of FRAM, the source of these remarkable "wines of exploration." I recently tasted these with Pascal Schildt, the small, specialist South African importer who brings us these wines, and I was truly blown away by the quality, purity, depth and VALUE of the entire range! This unoaked Chard is sourced from a unique vineyard in Robertson that has some of South Africa's only calcium soil deposits. This gives the wine a lovely mineral undercurrent to complement the bright, ripe, yellow st... Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 100% barrel-fermented 2013 Chardonnay has a buttery, brioche-scented bouquet that feels a little old-fashioned, but would certainly attract wide commercial appeal. The palate is well-balanced with tropical tones on the entry, hints of praline in the background, good acidity and toffee notes toward the finish. (NM)" (10/2014) Vinous: "(100% fermented and aged in barrels, 30% new): Very pale straw-yellow. Subtle oak spices lift aromas of apple and pear. Juicy, saline and bright, with brisk acidity giving shape and lift to the flavors of lemon curd and toffee appl ...Read More »
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Pinotage has a clean black plum, blueberry and violet-scented bouquet that is nicely defined and pure. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a clean line of acidity, precise with a fresh blackberry and saline finish that lingers in the mouth. It is linear at the moment, but will soften and gain more flesh in bottle. Overall, a very well crafted and promising Pinotage. (NM)" (11/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Distinctive, this offers a lovely mint note, backed by pure raspberry and damson plum coulis flavors that streak along, all carried by finely beaded acid ...Read More »
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Family Red Blend, which had just been bottled, has a warm and inviting bouquet of red plums, squashed ripe strawberries and faint touches of fennel. It is well defined and really starts to blossom with aeration. The palate is focused and more tightly wound than other vintages that I have tasted. There is a little more backbone here, more linear than I expected. Dusky red plum and cranberry, salted licorices, fennel and thyme all come together nicely, although I suspect that it will benefit from a couple of years in bottle. Another success for Ad ...Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Secateurs Rosé is a blend of 50% Cinsault, 48% Shiraz, and a pinch of Grenache and Carignan. It has a heady, very perfumed vanilla-tinged nose that reminds me of the strawberry macaroons I buy from Merignac airport when I leave Bordeaux (they are delicious incidentally). The palate is more reserved than the nose suggests with crisp acidity and impressive weight. The wine is still a generous and flavor-packed Rosé that retains control and delineation right to the finish. This is an excellent Rosé from Adi Badenhorst. (NM)" (11/2015) Wine Spectator: "A pretty rosé, ...Read More »
Wine & Spirits: "A tangy rosé with bright spice, this is savory and slightly bitter in the end—a clean wine to chill for aperitifs." (2/2016) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "DMZ is DeMorgenzon’s value label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality for price. This crowd-pleasing rosé displays alluring aromas and juicy flavours of pomegranate, watermelon and strawberries, accented with delicate floral and spice hints."
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "For reasons unknown, I have never reviewed the 2011 Family White Blend. Tut tut...it's a flippin' gorgeous white blend (of 36% Chenin Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, 10% Grenache Gris, 7% Viognier, 6% Verdelho, 3% Colombard and last but not least, 1% of good old Chardonnay. The nose is clean and precise, therefore my first conclusion is some masterful blending because in the wrong hands such a diverse blend can blank each other out. But here are wonderful scents of lemon curd, apricot jam, vanilla, pistachio and walnut. The palate is very well- ...Read More »
According to the winery: "Traditional grape varieties (Pinot Noir & Chardonnay) are hand-picked in the cool of the the early morning at the beginning of harvest season. Only the free run juice is used for this MCC product - ± the first 500 litres per ton. Krone Borealis is bottle fermented and then matures on the lees in underground cellars after which, prior to dégorging, the bottles are packed in wooden pupitres (turning racks) and the rémuage (turning of bottles) is done entirely by hand. Krone Borealis is microbiologically stable, the true celebratio... Read More »
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Cartology Bush Vines is Chris Alheit's fourth release since it blazed onto the South African scene. It comes from the same vineyards as previous vintages. Chris said this is completely unfined and unfiltered with a very healthy pH. The nose has a sense of confidence about it, racing out of the blocks with orange zest, honeysuckle, jasmine and a touch of loganberry. The palate is lightly honeyed on the entry, beautifully balanced with a fine line of acidity, gently building in the mouth towards a complex, absorbing finish of lychee, white pepper ...Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Fresh and lively and fruitier than most Pinotages. Sinewy. Chewy end." (1/2015) K&L Notes: We dare you to try this wine and then say you don't like Pinotage! This is next level stuff from Abrie Beeslaar proving that Pinotage deserves a place amongst the more commonly admired "noble" grapes of the world. It shows what this varietal can do when planted in the right places, looked after with care and attention and crafted with expertise. Winemaker's Notes: "It has an intense ruby red color, with plum cake, red fruit, and dark chocolate aromas, offering savory finish on ... Read More »
Winemaker's Notes: "Expressive fresh, tropical fruit flavour with well structured minerality. Youthful, friendly and inviting, this wine is ready to be enjoyed now. Sirkel encapsulates our dream of fulfilling our mission to be custodians of earth and guardians of man, caring for what has been entrusted to us. This wine completes the full seasonal circle by giving back to the land and the people committed to its creation. Grapes are hand harvested before being de-stemmed, crushed and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation turns the juice into wine, with minima... Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Non-Vintage Brut Rosé, an equal blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, has an attractive pale salmon color. The nose is light but nicely defined with rose petal and melon scents, while the palate is well-balanced with crisp acidity and generous strawberry and red cherry notes toward the finish." (10/2014) Vinous: "Very pale orange-copper color. Bright, fresh raspberry and cherry aromas, along with a light leesy nuance. Tastes sweeter than the brut, with strong red berry flavors dominating. A bit weightier and broader but not better. Sweeter and softer on the finis ...Read More »
Inventory: Redwood City
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Sirkel Pinotage is fermented 50% in used barrels. It has a simple strawberry winegum-scented nose. The palate is rounded with bulbous strawberry and red cherry fruit and an easy drinking, smooth finish that is clearly designed to appeal to the masses, which it probably will. (NM)" (11/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Expressive fresh, ripe raspberry and red fruit with a hint of sweet herbs. Youthful and elegant, this wine is ready to be enjoyed now. Sirkel encapsulates our dream of fulfilling our mission to be custodians of earth and guardians of man, ca... Read More »
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Old Vine Series Skurfberg (100% Chenin Blanc) has a beautifully defined bouquet with scents of pressed yellow flowers and lanolin. The palate is very tense with deceiving weight in the mouth, almost distant at first but then those gorgeous honeycomb and citrus peel flavors crash upon the shore. Sublime. (NM)" (10/2014) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Richly layered, with Jonagold apple, white peach and mirabelle flavors, this is lined with verbena and chamomile notes and backed by a mineral-lined finish that sails on and on. Very pure and fine-tuned. Should be fun to watch this ...Read More »
94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow. Pungent, underripe stone fruits, mint, orange liqueur, quinine, anise and elderflower on the distinctly salty nose. On the palate, captivating flavors of soft citrus fruits, lemon and sea-spray salinity are framed by powerful acidity (the highest of any of these wines). Very dense wine with plenty of body and a phenolic quality on the very long finish. (ST)" (6/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Planted half a mile from the sea and 60 meters above sea level, the 2014 Old Vine Series Skerpioen is a Chenin Blanc and Palomino blend that was showing a reduced nose that slig ...Read More »
Produced only in top vintages from the oldest parcel of Cinsault on the farm planted in 1956. A stunning wine; very lifted, elegant style with a complex combination of savory, earthy aromas / flavors with Cran-Cherry and rose petal notes; hard ground spice, fynbos, and granite. Amazingly powerful for a light-Medium bodied wine of only 12.5% alcohol. The quality and pedigree of these old vines shining through beyond all else. Fantastic! (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L S. African Wine Buyer)
Wine Spectator: "Offers dark cherry and red currant fruit, mixed with bramble and licorice snap notes. Features a shot of roasted vanilla on the finish, but good energy keeps this honest. (Web Only—2015)" K&L Notes: Warwick has been family-run for three generations. They are members of the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, devoted to conservation and sustainable practices. From the winery: "The wine has a ruby red hue in the glass. The nose shows red cherry, cedar wood and dark chocolate aromas. The palate is full round with ripe subtle tannins."
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sourced from three parts of Stellenbosch, 60% of the fruit from the estate, the 2014 Chardonnay is barrel fermented with 12 months in oak and it goes through full malolactic. It has a very well defined bouquet that is minerally and tense with lime flower and a touch of smoked almond. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of passion fruit on the entry with well judged acidity, and it gently rolls out on the peachy finish. You couldn't really ask for more at this price. (NM)" (11/2015) 91 points Vinous: "(about 60% from the estate, the rest from other parts of Stellenbosch; ...Read More »
This wine is sourced a single vineyard of old, bush vine Chardonnay that is tended by a sheep farmer, and made by this up-and-coming winery, founded only in 2012 by by John and Tasha Seccombe.
Inventory: Redwood City
90 points Vinous: "Very pale, bright yellow. Pungent, high-pitched aromas of lime, gooseberry, anise, white pepper and quinine, plus a suggestion of tropical fruits; reminded me of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. At once salty, juicy and dense; a bit closed in the middle, then opens out and builds on the finish. Suave, concentrated and adamantly dry; Sauvignon in an adult style. Distinctly dry and salty on the aftertaste. There's no rush to consume this wine: I'd wait six months. (ST)" (6/2015)
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From 90-year-old Chenin Blanc vines on sandstone soil, the 2014 Skurfberg is closed on the nose at first and then gradually unfurls with dried honey, honeysuckle, broom and hazelnut scents, just a touch of yeastiness underneath. It has wonderful delineation and complexity. The palate is extremely well balanced with enthralling poise and race, freshly sliced pear and red apple interlaced with five-spice towards the long finish. This is one of those wines that needs to be cellared for several years and will definitely repay you. (NM)" (11/2015) 94 points Vinous: "(100% Chenin ...Read More »
Inventory: Redwood City
Crystallum is a boutique winery owned by Andrew and Peter-Allan Finlayson, sons of South African wine legend Peter Finlayson. Paradisum is a Rhone style blend made from Shiraz (50%), Grenache (38%), and Cinsault (12%). The grapes are grown in three different vineyard blocks in the Paardeberg from old, non-irrigated bush vines. The nose is explosive and seductive all at once. Red fruits but intertwined with cinnamon, clove, and exotic spices. The palate is very much old-school Rhone, medium-bodied, elegant and more savoury than the bouquet might suggest. ... Read More »
91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Healthy deep red. High-toned aromas of strawberry and spices, with a suggestion of whole-cluster fermentation. In a very ripe, easygoing style, with lovely sweetness and depth to its strawberry fruit. Not particularly complex but offers terrific sex appeal already. Finishes sweet and long, with gentle tannins." (6/2015) Jancis Robinson: "First year he made it was in 2008 and it's named after his first two (superseded) growers! Four different vineyards mainly Hemel. Different picks, 15% new oak, 10-30% whole bunch. Light ruby. Warm stones on the nose then quite sweet and fr ...Read More »
Serious Chardonnay from South Africa--the previous eight vintages that were reviewed in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate all scored 92-94 points!
A mineral intensive, rich, old vine Chenin Blanc with both concentration and elegance. We have been working with Ginny's beautiful Botanica wines for a few years now and the purity and depth of this Chenin continues to impress year after year. Ryan Woodhouse (K&L South African Wine Buyer)
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 White is a blend of 56% Sauvignon Blanc and 44% Semillon, the fruit sourced by Duncan Savage from numerous vineyards around Kaaimansgat for the former and Villiersdorp for the latter. The wine is fermented in 500-liter used oak casks, 25% new, where it ages for 11 months. It has a very refined bouquet with scents of beeswax, honeysuckle, jasmine and touches of praline in the background. The palate is very well balanced with beautifully effervescent orange zest, guava, apricot and honeysuckle notes and a supremely focused, classy finish. Quite si ...Read More »
The Brut Reserve is Saltare's more mature Methode Cap Classique with a minimum of 36 months on the lees, giving it a fuller and more rounded mouthfeel and warmer flavours. It is perfect for matching with a delicious meal and rich enough to stand up to a lot of foods. The wine has almonds, quince, orange peel and camomile flower aromas on the nose. There is creamed honey on the palate followed by layers of brioche, lemon thyme and yellow apple. It has a fine, delicate mousse with a long, complex, creamy, yeasty finish.
90 points Decanter: "Choose wisely and you could be happier--and better off--with sparkling wines than Champagnes on offer in the run-up to Christmas.Graham Beck Brut NV. This is classic stuff with bready, autolytic aromas, a fine mousse and distinctly savoury flavour...if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to big-name Champagne, this is it." 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Non-Vintage Brut has pretty apricot and mango scents that are lively and vivacious. The palate is lively on the entry with crisp acidity, citrus peel on the entry with a terse but very focused finish. This is one of the be ...Read More »
Inventory: Redwood City
A smoking deal in Cabernet. This wine comes from Ginny Poval's farm located in the Devon Valley just minutes from the heart of Stellenbosch. Big Flower is designed to be an easy drinking wine that really over-delivers for the price point ... and boy it does just that! Juicy dark fruit, hints of tobacco, bitter-sweet chocolate. Soft texture and fine tannins. A seriously good value in everyday Cabernet.
Inventory: Redwood City
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged in 60-year old foudres, the 2010 Family White Blend has a light bouquet that is missing some fruit concentration and even with constant aeration it remains tight-lipped. The palate has a light, beeswax entry but it fails to really build and the finish does not have the depth of the Secateurs Chenin Blanc or the 2009 White Blend. Tasted twice...with consistent, perplexed notes. (NM)" (12/2012) Wine Spectator: "A plump and flattering style, with creamed melon, glazed pear and dried pineapple notes laced with heather and sweetened butter hints, lingering through the fin ...Read More »
Inventory: San Francisco
According to the winery: "Saltare's Brut Nature is a fresh wine perfect on its own anytime during the day and amazing with oysters and other seafood. It spends a minimum of 18 months on the lees and we do not add any sugar or sulphur when it is disgorged. The dates of bottling and disgorgement are printed on each label to give you the exact time the bottle has spent on the lees. The wine has aromas of sliced grapefruit and white flowers introduce the freshness of the wine, accompanied by brioche and biscuity notes. There are fresh lemon, strawberry, goos... Read More »
Winemaker's Notes: "Seductive ripe red fruit and floral notes with pepper, fynbos and fennel spices, and a good dollop of minerality. A long, lingering, well balanced after taste of succulent fruit with excellent tannin structure. We recommend ageing of 3 to 10 years during which time sediment may be deposited in the bottle, and that this wine be decanted to allow it to express it’s true soul! The grapes are hand harvested early in the morning into well vented crates of 10kg capacity and cooled over night to 5°C. Crushing and destemming takes place dire... Read More »
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Syrah, which may in the future be sourced predominantly from the Porseleinberg site, saw 26 months in second fill French oak with around half spending the final eight months in foudre. It has a very controlled bouquet, nicely defined but not quite "letting go" as I would have expected. Gradually there are hints of wild mint and violet emerging, imparting more varietal character, I think manifested much by the Porseleinberg fruit that constitutes 25% of the current blend. The palate is more comfortable in its own skin: nicely defined with fine gr ...Read More »
Winemaker's Notes: "The nose boasts bold aromas of blackberries and blueberries with an underlying darker side of leather, mocha, and a hint of cedar. The pallet exudes opulence, sophistication, and power with strong, but finely knit tannins that follow into flavours of licorice, black cherry, cedar and berries. Soft, sultry and sexy on the palate. Extremely concentrated with great purity, intensity and balance. The long finish ends with a blast of sweet black fruit. The wine will only improve with age."
Hand-harvested from the organically farmed Kalkis Vineyard in Paarl. Tiny clusters of pristine Pinotage fruit is carried in 20lb hand-crates directly to an open top wooden fermenter. Fermentation is slow and with entirely native or wild yeasts. The wine is basket pressed and put to French oak barriques (20% new) for 20 months. The wine is then bottled completely unfined and unfiltered. Only 250 cases were produced in total. The wine is highly perfumed of ripe red berries, baking spices, rose petals and raspberry liqueur. The palate is wonderfully soft an... Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Light ruby. Dusty nose. Real whole-bunch influence with lots of freshness. Bone-dry end." (9/2015) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Grapes are meticulously sourced from a number of altitude and maritime vineyards around the Western Cape farmed by passionate South Africans. The small hand selected parcels of fruit receive much love and attention through the growing season with each vineyard’s unique terroir contributing in its own special way to the blend. In the cellar, minimal intervention and old large format French Oak is combined to ensure that the essence of South... Read More »
Jancis Robinson: "Fermented on the skins. Chris Mullineux’s private project – the three foxes are him and the Schild brothers. Old bush vines. Too dark in the room to see the colour but I suspect it is deep gold. Lovely aroma of quince, apricot and a hint of baked apple. Dry and textured without aggressive tannins – actually quite gentle on the palate but the flavours go on and on. More aromatic than some skin-fermented whites and finishes with fine freshness. Delicious." (10/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Clairette Blanche comes from a vineyard that was just about to be ripped out. It has ...Read More »
Praise from Jancis Robinson for a previous vintage: "The only David Sadie wine I have tasted is this quite exceptional 2012 David (Sadie) Grenache 2012 made from an organic vineyard on the granite soils of the Paardeberg in the Swartland. A grand total of two barrels were produced in 2012 although production grew last year when he was able to add the produce of another vineyard and he now has a third in his sights, apparently. He employs some cold soak, a certain portion of whole bunches in the fermentation vat, with ambient yeast, daily punchdowns of th... Read More »
Winemaker's Notes: "This wine is made from: Roussanne (39%) - trellised vines, 8 years old, alluvial soils. Chardonnay (23%) - dryland bush vines, 22 years old, shale and clay soils. Semillon blanc (23%) - trellised vines, 30 years old, alluvial soils. Chenin blanc (15%) - dryland bush vines 33 years old, decomposed granite soils. There’s a lot going on aromatically in this wine. The initial orange blossom, peach and burnt sugar aromas give way to more exotic wax, rosemary, caraway and sea-shore notes. It is layered and complex, and evolves beautifully i... Read More »
Inventory: San Francisco
Jancis Robinson: "Pale ruby. Grunty and fun with funky savoury flavours. Gentle, subtle, flattering." (9/2015) K&L Notes: From the importer: "Protea Heights Farm is located in Devon Valley just 10 minutes from the center of Stellenbosch. Ginny Povall, originally from New England, cultivates 53 acres of land of which 24 acres are the protea flowers (South Africa’s national flower) and 12 acres of vineyards. Back in the late 1940s, it was the first farm in South Africa to cultivate proteas. Ginny is now making some exquisite wines from Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir. Ginny is one of the ex... Read More »
92 points Wine Spectator: "A stylish, perfumy wine, with alluring singed sandalwood, rooibos tea, red currant, white pepper, floral and blood orange notes all woven together and carrying through the long, silky finish. Cinsault." (6/2014) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Old Vine Series Pofadder has a warm, sensual bouquet that captures the lighter, more feminine side of the Cinsault variety. The palate is medium-bodied with a very tart entry. There are plenty of pretty sour red cherry and citric notes with just a mote of fieriness toward the finish. There is joie-de-vivre in this Pofadder -- nonchalant an ...Read More »