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2017 A.A. Badenhorst "Curator" White Blend Swartland Top Pick!
2017 A.A. Badenhorst "Curator" White Blend Swartland

"The CURATOR is a range of dynamic wines that are selected after the vintage each year. The grapes are grown in the Swartland region on the West Coast of Southern Africa. The vineyards are mostly bushvines growing in granite and slate soils, sourced from a number of traditional farmers. Chenin Blanc is the backbone and structure of this blend. The Chardonnay was naturally fermented and took a long time to complete fermentation, resulting in great texture and wacky aromas of dried peaches and apricots and ripe citrus. The Viognier, from one of Badenhorsts... Read More » 


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2015 Savage "White" Western Cape (Elsewhere $42)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Proprietary White is now a blend of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Clariette Blanc. It has a very pure bouquet with lemon curd, dried apricot, broom and light fennel aromas that are very delineated. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, beautifully balanced with a fine line of acidity, hints of orange rind and white peach, nectarine towards the finish that contains plenty of energy and drive. This is superb, as usual. (NM)" (4/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Bright, pale yellow with a green tinge. Reticent but complex nose suggests green topical fruits ...Read More » 


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2013 Fable Mountain "Night Sky" GSM Coastal Region (Previously $20) Top Pick!
2013 Fable Mountain "Night Sky" GSM Coastal Region (Previously $20)

90 points James Suckling: "Ripe black cherries with fresh herbs. Fresh and fruity palate. Balanced but quite simple and short. Enjoy now." (8/2017) 90 points Vinous: "Bright medium red. Sexy scents of dark raspberry, boysenberry, mocha, spices and dried flowers. Concentrated and suave, with dark raspberry, pepper and spice flavors offering lovely inner-mouth energy and perfume. Finishes with a firm but fine dusting of tannins and lovely lift and length. Precise, youthful wine with a light touch and a bright future. (ST)" (5/2017) K&L Notes: Praise for the producer's 2013 vintage from Neal Martin in Wine Advocate: ... Read More » 


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2017 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvèdre Rosé Stellenbosch (Biodynamic) Top Pick!
2017 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvèdre Rosé Stellenbosch (Biodynamic)

A perennial staff and customer favorite at K&L, this is one of our best-selling and most-raved-about rosés every year. Hand-picked from biodynamically farmed, old Mourvèdre 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 Mourvèdre), 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 with Waterkloof ... Read More » 


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2016 Boekenhoutskloof "The Wolftrap" Red Blend Western Cape

Wine & Spirits: "Spicy and bold, this wine’s fat red-grape flavor balances its ashy, earthy tannins. For braised meats." (2/2018) Wine Spectator: "A mix of cherry, mulled strawberry, vanilla and savory notes on a modest frame, showing light structure. Syrah, Mourvédre and Viognier. (JM)" (12/2017) K&L Notes: The Wolftrap is a robust, lively blend of Syrah, Mourvédre, and Viognier. From Neal Martin at erobertparker.com: "Robert Parker recently tasted Mark Kent's (a.k.a. Mr Boekenhoetskloof) Wolftrap red and white and came to the same conclusion as I in recent years: these are just wonderful bang for buc... Read More » 


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2017 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc Swartland

Jancis Robinson: "Broad and tangy. Just the job for a party white. Crunchy with masses of personality. Lightly and attractively bitter on the end. *Very Good Value*" (10/2017) Wine Spectator: "Lively, with an unadorned mix of yellow and green apple flavors flecked with kiwifruit, lime and fennel hints. Fresh finish. Drink now. (JM)" (6/2018)  


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2015 Rustenberg Chardonnay Stellenbosch South Africa

95 points Decanter: "An impressive Stellenbosch Chardonnay that wouldn't look out of place in Corton-Charlemagne with its complex leesy character. A mosaic of smoke and flint adds considerable interest to this charming wine. Plush aromas of buttery lemons, biscuits and honeydew melon translate well onto the palate. This wine combines power with restraint, richness with acidity, due in part to expertly handled oak. The intensity is palpable, and the flavour and aroma characteristics last a lifetime in the mouth." 91 points Vinous: "Palish bright yellow. Fresh peach, ginger, quinine and nutty vani ...Read More » 


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2016 Cape Point Vineyards "Stonehaven" Sauvignon Blanc

Vinous: "Bright pale yellow. Aromas of peach, lime and flowers, with a tropical element and a touch of green pepper. Soft and a bit warm on the palate, with ripe stone fruit flavors joined by pepper, licorice and citrus notes. A bit diffuse considering its modest 12.5% alcohol, with a touch of youthful peppery bitterness. (ST)" (5/2017)  


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Graham Beck Brut Rosé Western Cape

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Brut Rosé, disgorged March 2015, has a lifted apricot blossom and citrus peel-scented bouquet, perhaps a little more phenolic than I was expecting. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly waxy texture, nicely balanced with white peach and strawberry notes, a touch of dried orange peel, fanning out gently towards an appealing, easy-drinking finish that lingers in the mouth. (NM)" (9/2015) 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 f ...Read More » 


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2017 De Wetshof "Limestone Hill - Unoaked" Chardonnay Robertson

90 points Decanter: "Family-owned De Wetshof have developed a reputation for their Chardonnays over the years. It's a variety that loves limestone soils, and this wine is made from vines grown in soils with the highest limestone content of the entire estate, along with heavy clays that help to retain moisture. The result is a richly tropical wine, with a fresh, saline acidity and a hint of wild herbs. Delicious! (JB)" (9/2017) Wine Spectator: "Plump and enticing, with a mix of star fruit, pear, and green and yellow apple fruit flavors caressed by a light shortbread hint on the rounded finish. ...Read More » 


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2015 Bryan MacRobert "Abbotsdale" Shiraz Swartland

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Abbotsdale Shiraz is blended with 5% each of Cinsault and Mourvedre. It has a slightly reserved bouquet with mulberry, black fruit and earthy aromas with just a touch of wild mint. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, crisp acidity and quite an elegant finish with clove and black pepper lingering on the aftertaste. It leaves you wanting another sip-job done. (NM)" (4/2017) K&L Notes: 90% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. Grown on dry-farmed bush vines with organic farming and minimal-intervention winemaking. A great representation of the terroir of... Read More » 


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2015 David & Nadia Grenache Paardeberg Swartland

92 points Vinous: "(a small quantity of Syrah skins was used during fermentation for color stability; vinified with about 40% whole clusters): Juicy, firm and delineated but with compelling insinuating sweetness to the candied red fruit, spice and rose petal flavors. As brisk and fresh as the 2014 bottling: wonderfully penetrating, floral Grenache with a rising finish featuring a firm dusting of fine-grained tannins. Sexy, vibrant wine--and just 13.5% alcohol. (ST)" (5/2017) Jancis Robinson: "Pale - very pale - ruby. Very sweet, almost strawberry jam, on the nose, yet with sufficient refreshm ...Read More » 


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ST 92 VN 92


Graham Beck Sparkling Wine South Africa

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The NV Brut , which carries six grams per liter of residual sugar and was disgorged December 2016, is an equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It has a fresh lime and sea spray bouquet, well defined with a light honeysuckle aroma. The palate is well balanced with citrus peel on the entry. It might not be as persistent as other South African MCCs, but it is bounding with freshness and delivers a tangy orange-pith finish. How how many champagnes can you get change from with a twenty dollar bill? (NM)" (4/2017) Vinous: "Strong, fresh mousse. Fresh, inviting white ...Read More » 


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2015 Bryan MacRobert "Steen" Hillside Vineyard Chenin Blanc Swartland (Previously $20)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Steen Chenin Blanc has an attractive bouquet with brioche and sesame notes infusing the light tropical tones. The palate is well balanced with an almost creamy-textured opening, hints of brioche and sweetcorn broth, lovely definition towards the finish that lingers in the mouth. (NM)" (4/2017) K&L Notes: Winemaker Bryan MacRobert graduated from the hallowed cellar of Sadie Family wines learning his craft from Swartland legend Eben Sadie. Fruit for this bottling is from old vines, on a steep, east facing slope in a very cool vineyard. This gives the wine a li... Read More » 


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2013 Fable Mountain "Tulbagh Estate" Syrah Western Cape (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2013 Fable Mountain "Tulbagh Estate" Syrah Western Cape (Previously $30)

92 points Vinous: "Bright medium ruby. Pungent, pure aromas of cassis, blackberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and herbs. Dense, saline, concentrated and juicy but silky and fine-grained too. Dark berry and violet flavors show terrific energy and definition, with pepper and herb notes providing additional lift. A touch of smoked meat adds another dimension but this wine stands out most for its terrific purity of fruit, inner-mouth perfume and building, subtle length. I'd give it a year or two of additional cellaring to resolve its firm tannins; it should age gracefully. (ST ...Read More » 


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2017 Bayten Sauvignon Blanc Constantia

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc shows hints of green on the nose but sits more firmly in the fig and stone fruit camp. It's medium-bodied, with a white grapefruit element that extends from start to finish, providing a backbone for the riper notes. Clean and refreshing, it should be consumed over the next year or two. *Best Buy* (LB)" (7/2018)  


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2015 Waterkloof "Circumstance" Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch (Biodynamic) (Previously $17)

90 points Wine Spectator: "This packs some solid lemon curd, white peach and gooseberry notes at the core, with racy verbena, chamomile and fleur de sel accents on the finish. The heft is matched by ample zip. Drink now through 2018. (JM)" (9/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Muted aromas of tart gooseberry and lime peel dance in the bouquet, while pithy flavors of plum skin, currant and citrus rind unfold on the lightweight, slightly astringent palate. Pleasant hints of fresh herbs and saline make a fleeting impression on the close. (LB)" (5/2017)  


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2017 Hamilton Russell Chardonnay Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2017 Chardonnay is classy stuff all the way that's 100% varietal aged mostly in French oak, with small amounts brought up in foudre, ceramic eggs, and stainless steel. Orchard fruits, pineapple, and white flower notes all emerge from the glass. It's medium-bodied, beautifully textured, and seamless on the palate. With beautiful purity, vibrant, integrated acidity, and a great finish, it should keep for a decade or more." (3/2018) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Melon, yellow apple, white peach and quince flavors give this an opulent feel, harnessed by honeysuckle and quinine accents ...Read More » 


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2015 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Red Rhône Blend Swartland

Wine Spectator: "Pretty, with a mix of bitter cherry, blood orange and pomegranate fruit carried by dusty tannins and flecked by light pepper and anise notes. Shiraz, Cinsault and Grenache. (JM)" (12/2017)  


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2017 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

93 points James Suckling: "Fresh red cherries, blueberries, rose petals, stems, nutmeg, licorice and spice box. Medium to full body, refined tannins, savory undertones and a caressing finish. Lovely tension to this. So refined and elegant. Drink now." (6/2018)  


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2013 Rustenberg "John X Merriman" Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 John X Merriman was blended from 17 lots that were vinified separately and sees 20 months in new French oak. It is much more closed than the 2010 despite rigorous coaxing. The palate is well-balanced with fine tannin and a little more tension than the previous vintage, gradually building in the mouth toward an intense, white pepper, savory finish. I would give this five or six years in bottle because it may ultimately out-perform the 2010. Drink 2016-2024. (NM)" (10/2013) 91 points Vinous: "Bright, saturated ruby-red. Aromas of plum, mocha, cigar box, tobacco and wi ...Read More » 


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2015 Warwick "First Lady" Unoaked Chardonnay Stellenbosch

Purchased by the Ratcliffe family in 1964, there are 140 acres devoted to growing vines. This unoaked Chardonnay is made in the same style as a French Chablis. The "First Lady" is pale straw color with an intense nose of fresh pineapple, lemon, citrus and floral notes. Fresh, fun, and easy to pair with lighter seafood dishes. 


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2014 David & Nadia "Aristargos" White Blend Swartland

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Aristargos is a blend of 35% Chenin Blanc, 23% Roussanne, 15% Clairette Blanche, 19% Viognier and 8% Semillon. It has a captivating bouquet with lanolin, pressed flower and subtle nectarine aromas. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, lively and vibrant with nuanced fresh ginger and lemongrass notes that impart a judicious spiciness towards the finish. The 2014 was excellent and this might be even better. (NM)" (4/2017) 91 points Vinous: "Bright yellow. Clove, botanical herbs, honey, fennel and aniseed (the latter note very typical of Paardeberg, says Sad ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 91

2017 De Wetshof "Bon Vallon" Chardonnay Robertson

91 points Wine Spectator: "Lovely yellow apple, white peach and honeysuckle notes have weight but stay pure, with a long, verbena-infused finish, kissed by sweetened butter hints. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made. (JM)" (6/2018)  


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2015 Joostenberg "Little j" Red Rhône Blend Paarl

Winery Notes: "The Little J Red is a bistro red blend consisting of 69% Syrah, 13% Grenache, 11% Cinsault, and 7% Mourvedre. This is an unprentious, generous wine made from a selection of vineyards in the Paarl area. The predominant soils are Malmesbury Shale. These soils have a surprisingly good moisture retention capability which allows for dry-land farming in this relatively warm and dry area. The vineyards are a combination of traditional bush-vines and trellised blocks." 


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Silwervis "Smiley Red V1" Western Cape (Previously $20)

This is the first release of the Smiley red from Silwervis. It is a blend both of grapes - Cinsault (50%) Syrah (35%) Tinta Barocca (11%) and Mourvedre (4%) - and of vintages - from 2014-2016. The Syrah and Mourvedre were partially destemmed and underwent a medium length maceration before ageing oak. The Cinsault and Tinta Barocca whole-cluster fermented and aged in stainless steel. 


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2015 Rustenberg Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch South Africa (Elsewhere $15)

Sauvignon Blanc is much loved for its freshness, mouth watering acidity and upfront fruit. Rustenberg makes a slightly fuller, richer style of Sauvignon Blanc without relying on the influence of oak. 


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2015 Alheit Vineyards "Cartology" Chenin Blanc Western Cape

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Chris Alheit told me that at present, the 2015 Cartology Bush Vines comes from nine vineyards. It offers complex and quite arresting aromas of walnut, wax resin, linseed and smoke that blossom in the glass, always as much an intellectual proposition as a sensory one. The palate is well balanced with superb balanced, very saline in the mouth, evoking images of the sea, fanning out with citrus fruit mixed with hazelnut and Chinese five spice. This is yet another killer wine in the Cartology series since 2011. (NM)" (4/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Pale straw-gold. A slightly resiny ...Read More » 


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2017 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

Wine Spectator: "Ripe and forward, with a mix of yellow apple, honeysuckle and shortbread notes. A light butter thread shows on the open-knit finish. (JM)" (8/2018) K&L Notes: The Kloof Street Chenin Blanc comes from three sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: One parcel of 35 year old Chenin planted in the stony Shale and Schist based soils of Kasteelberg, and two parcels of 40+ year-old dry land, bush vine Chenin grown in the decomposed Granite soils of the Paardeberg. After pressing, the juice is racked to tank (85%) and older French oak barrels ... Read More » 


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2016 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Red Rhone Blend Swartland South Africa

90 points Wine Spectator: "Features juicy energy, with a mix of bitter cherry, blood orange and raspberry coulis flavors. Light tea and mineral notes score the finish. Drink now through 2019. (JM)" (8/2018) K&L Notes: Grapes for Kloof Street Swartland Rouge come from up to eight sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland, aged 12-40 years. The blend changes each vintage depending on the character that best displays the classic Swartland style. The grapes are 75% destemmed and 25% whole cluster pressed, and then fermented with indigenous yeasts, with pigeage once or... Read More » 


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2016 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is the starting point for most newcomers to the wines of South Africa. It is familiar yet exotic. Here are large, perfectly tended estates, as you would find in regions throughout the fine wine growing world, but they are framed by the dramatic and ancient Drackenstein mountains, and sometimes views of the False Bay. Winemaking in the region dates back to the late seventeenth century, which Rustenberg and its vineyard holdings also date back to. Their cellars have been in continuous production since 1892—how many Old World producers, let alo... Read More » 


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2016 Savage "Follow the Line" Red Blend, Western Cape

90 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and pure, with a delightful beam of red and black currant coulis lined with subtle savory, anise and black tea hints. Modest toast lets the fruit mingle with a sanguine accent on the finish. Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2019. (JM)" (4/2018)  


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2016 Patatsblanc Colombard Chenin Montagu (Previously $20)

Christian Eedes 90 points "Patatsblanc arose when Reenen Borman, the winemaker behind the celebrated Chenin Blanc from Patatsfontein in Montagu, decided that some of the Colombard on the property was too good to pass up and so devised a Colombard-Chenin Blanc blend intended to be accessible but not facile. The 2016, consisting of 88% Colombard and 12% Chenin Blanc, has just been released. A subtle and elusive nose of citrus, peach and dried herbs while the palate displays lovely fruit purity, zippy acidity and a pithy finish." 


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2013 Rustenberg Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch

Vinous: "Good bright, dark red. Aromas of redcurrant and licorice accented by herbs. Juicy and tight in the mouth, with dark fruit and fresh herb flavors dominating. (ST)" (6/2015) K&L Notes: Stellenbosch is the starting point for most newcomers to the wines of South Africa. It is familiar yet exotic. Here are large, perfectly tended estates, as you would find in regions throughout the fine wine growing world, but they are framed by the dramatic and ancient Drackenstein mountains, and sometimes views of the False Bay. Winemaking in the region dates back to the late seventeent... Read More » 


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2016 Mullineux White Blend Swartland South Africa

92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich and plump, with notes of pineapple, yellow apple and green almond bouncing through, backed by light plantain, fig and mirabelle plum hints. Has ample energy, ending with brightness. (JM)" (6/2018) K&L Notes: 62% Chenin Blanc, 15% Grenache Blanc, 11% Viognier, 8% Clairette Blanche, 4% Semillon Gris. From seven sustainably farmed vineyard parcels in different parts of the Swartland: one parcel of 38 year-old Chenin and a parcel of 8 year old Grenache Blanc on the stony Schist based soils of the Kasteelberg; two parcels of 40-65 year-old dry land bush vine Chenin, ... Read More » 


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WS 92

2014 Diemersfontein Pinotage Wellington

Grapes were sourced from six distinctive vineyards in Wellington, creating a blend with complexity and verve. From the winemaker: "On the nose distinct coffee, rich dark chocolate and baked plums. The ripe subtle tannins create a wine to be drunk very young. This unique style of Pinotage is a perfect accompaniment to salmon, roast venison and even chocolate mousse." 


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2015 Beeslaar Pinotage Stellenbosch

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "From longtime Kanonkop winemaker Abrie Beeslaar comes this stellar expression of the grape. Ripe, full and powerful, it's wrapped in a plush yet firm and well-balanced package that should mature well through 2026. Upfront oaky notes of cocoa, toasted vanilla and cedar should further integrate into the rich plum, cassis and boysenberry fruit with time. Earthy and herbal tones of tree bark, fallen leaves and licorice root dance in the background. (LB)" (3/2018) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A ripe, rounded, fruit-driven version delivering a large core of cassis, raspberry confiture and p ...Read More » 


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2015 The Valley (La Brune) Pinot Noir Elgin (Previously $15)

Importer Notes: "With many visits to Burgundy for harvest, Winemaker Nico Grobler, fell in love with the Pinot Noir grape and set out to craft a South African bottling that showed the same finesse, elegance, restraint, and purity one would find in Burgundy. In order to achieve this balance, he uses Pinot Noir clones 113 and 777. Clone 113 provides structure while clone 777 lends the wine fruit and perfume. Barrel fermented and then barrel aged for 12 months in 500L French Oak barrels, the wine sees another year of age in bottle before release." 


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2016 Raised By Wolves "La Colline" Semillon Franschhoek (Previously $30)

Jancis Robinson: "17.5pts *Good Value* Creamy citrus. Pure and tight and lightly textured. Full in the mouth but dry. A powerful but not heavy Semillon with the lovely waxy texture starting to show. Impressive and GV." (7/2017) K&L Notes: Having had the benefit of one vintage from the La Colline vineyard under my belt, I was able to approach this wine a little more confidant of what to expect from carbonically macerated, old vine Semillon Gris. The fermentation lasted about 10 days, after which time the wine was pressed off the skins and transferred to neutral barrels for maturation. ... Read More » 


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2016 Raised By Wolves "Karibib" Chardonnay Stellenbosch (Previously $30)

Approached Chardonnay vinification with the utmost of care to minimize extraction of phenols at all costs, I decided to investigate the influence of carbonic maceration in order to see how it would alter the grape's aromatic profile, and what sort of texture could be achieved. Half were whole-bunch pressed and transferred to neutral oak barrels for fermentation, whilst the other half were locked down under gas cover in a concrete fermenter to undergo their miraculous transformation. In the final bend I settled on 20% carbonic as I felt it contributed jus... Read More » 


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2016 Cape Point Vineyards "Estate" Sauvignon Blanc Cape Peninsula (Elsewhere $20+)

90 points Vinous: "Bright, light yellow. Subtle yet pungent hints of lime zest, white pepper and anise. Densely packed, intensely flavored and penetrating, with a suggestion of bitter white grapefruit peel currently clashing with the wine's alcohol. Hints of fresh herbs and tarragon stay behind on the finish. (ST)" (5/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Blended with 3% Semillon from vines on the estate located on sandier soils compared to the rest of the farm, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp, grass clipping and gooseberry scented bouquet. The palate is fresh and linear with a light marine influence, ...Read More » 


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2015 Mullineux Syrah Swartland South Africa

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Syrah includes two additional vineyards on granite soils after the 2015, whilst the whole bunch component is back up to 60%. It has a clean and precise bouquet with floral-tinged red berry fruit (red cherry and wild strawberry), nicely focused and developing more intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, fine structure, much more detail than the 2014 and I think that is down to the higher whole bunch proportion, the sense of energy flowing through on the long finish. Compared to the 2014 Syrah, I much prefer t ...Read More » 


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2015 A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red Blend Swartland

The 2015 harvest brought great quality grapes with slightly lower-than-average yields to Badenhorst. A blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsault, and Tinta Barocca was pressed into large 4000-liter casks and matured for 16 months. A large-scaled nose brings notes of pepper, anise, and black cherry which reverberate on the palate with lavender and dark berry and currant fruit. 


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2016 A.A. Badenhorst "Ramnasgras" Old Vine Cinsault Swartland

93 points Wine & Spirits: "This cinsault comes from dry-farmed vines planted in the 1950s at the Badenhorst cousins' ranch in Swartland. It's farmed organically, the grapes fermented in whole bunches in open-top wooden vats, then aged in large barrels, presenting a deliciously fresh, fragrant red with lasting notes of forest strawberries. There's a red-fruit glow to the smooth tannins, firming up the wine's gentle richness, placing it with anything from pork rilettes to a crown roast." 92 points Wine Spectator: "Light and breezy in feel, with pretty damson plum and cherry fruit dancing through, flecked with l ...Read More » 


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