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2014 Big Flower (Botanica) Petit Verdot Rosé Top Pick!
2014 Big Flower (Botanica) Petit Verdot Rosé

A stunning little rosé. Quite unusually this is made from Petit Verdot. The wine is perfectly poised, aromatic, crunchy bright fruit and floral tones, crushed rock minerality and possesses a lovely palate weight and lees driven texture / complexity. This can be quaffed without much thought or it can be pondered over for hours, so fresh and easy-drinking, but also very layered and complex. A seriously good addition to our 2015 rosé lineup. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Boekenhoutskloof "The Wolftrap" Red Western Cape

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Wolftrap Red is a blend of 66% Syrah, 32% Mourvedre and 2% Viognier that is fermented in stainless steel with natural malolactic in French barrique where the wine ages for nine months. It has a pleasant blackberry and cassis-scented bouquet with light wet rock scents from the Mourvedre. The palate is medium-bodied with finer tannins that I have noticed on previous vintages. This is well balanced with good acidity, plenty of blackberry and blueberry fruit with a pleasing texture toward the finish. (NM)" (10/2014) Wine Spectator: "A soft, friendly style, with a ligh ...Read More » 


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2014 MAN Vintners "Free-run Steen" Chenin Blanc (Elsewhere $12)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc has a focused, clinical bouquet with pineapple and lemon zest, hints of passion fruit developing just behind. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity: plenty of tropical fruit on display here but neatly delineated on the tense and citric finish that linger in the mouth. Quite simply, this represents unbeatable value. (NM)" (10/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "We source our Chenin Blanc from selected vineyards in the Agter-Paarl region. The vineyards are all unirrigated and bush-vine (untrellised) that prod... Read More » 


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RP 90

2014 Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) "No.3 - Bergblokke" Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape Top Pick!
2014 Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) "No.3 - Bergblokke" Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fermented in stainless steel where is resides for six months, the 2014 No. 3 Sauvignon Blanc has a crisp fresh cooking apple and Conference pear-scented nose. The palate is light and simple, but clean with fresh lime and nettle notes furnishing the straightforward finish. This is a decent weekday quaffer. (NM)" (10/2014) K&L Notes: 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 Se... Read More » 


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2013 Sequillo (Eben Sadie) White Blend Swartland

An rich Swartland blend of Chenin Blanc, Clairette, Verdelho, Viognier and Palomino. Then fruit for this wine comes from multiple parcels of Eben's vineyards throughout the region. Many vines are very old, own-rooted, all are dry-farmed bushvines toiling against the elements in this rugged yet inspiring place. 2013 was a cooler vintage so freshness and brightness of fruit was preserved throughout. The other important aspect of this wine is that Eben co-fermented all of the different components together, creating a more integrated and harmonious blend. Th... Read More » 


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2015 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvedre Rosé Stellenbosch New! Top Pick!
2015 Waterkloof Circumstance "Cape Coral" Mourvedre Rosé Stellenbosch

Now a perennial favorite with staff and customers alike at K&L, this is one of our best selling and most raved abour Roses 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 predominantely 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 w... Read More » 


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2011 Peacock Ridge (Waterkloof) Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch (Previously $15)

A very drinkable wine with hints of cassis, chocolate and vanilla spice on the nose. This wine has a lovely length and elegance without harsh tannins, ending with richness on the palate.The grapes for Peacock Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the Paarl region, as well as the cooler "Golden Triangle" of Helderberg on the coastal outreaches of Stellenbosch. Deep red soils provide moisture and nutrients, which gives the Cabernet Sauvignon its supple, dark berry characters. It seems that the remark "the best soils are the worst soils" holds true, as ... Read More » 


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2014 De Wetshof Estate "Limestone Hill" Unoaked Chardonnay Robertson

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Limestone Hill Chardonnay has a more austere but more intellectual bouquet compared to the Bon Vallon with stony, mineral scents coming through with aeration. The palate is well-balanced with vibrant acidity, plush peach and mango notes with a refined but generous finish that offers hints of apricot and fruit salad on the aftertaste. Excellent. (NM)" (10/2014) K&L Notes: Winemaker's Notes: "Heavy clay soils rich in limestone allow this Chardonnay to emit optimum varietal expression in a cloak of rich complexity. An un-wooded wine, Limestone Hill has notes of... Read More » 


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RP 90

2010 Waterkloof "Circumstance" Syrah Stellenbosch South Africa (Previously $25.00)

From the winery: "Hints of black pepper and other spice on the nose, complemented by scents of flowers and plums. Bright fruit is carried by the fresh acidity and integrated tannins. Elegant with great length. Pairs fantastically with red meat, especially lamb or sirloin steak, flavoured with Southern French herbs (rosemary, thyme) or hearty casseroles." 


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2012 FRAM Pinotage Citrusdal Mountain

Thinus Krüger, CEO / President / Winemaker / Grape crusher / Sole employee of FRAM, brings us 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 Pinotage is amongst the best I have ever tasted. The grapes are from a farm in the mountains north west of Clanwilliam. Red sandy soils and struggling vines, battling for survival. Like most other living things, vin... Read More » 


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2011 Rustenberg "John X Merriman" Proprietary Red 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)92 points Wine & Spirits: "This wine’s blend of five Bordeaux varieties is concentrated in cabernet sau ...Read More » 


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Graham Beck Brut Sparkling Wine Western Cape

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 » 


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DC 90 RP 90

2013 FRAM Shiraz Swartland

90 points Decanter: "Complex, savoury, herbal, meaty and aromatic. Palate follows with smoky, fireplace embers and vibrant, fresh red cherry fruits. Graceful yet firm tannins frame the fruit beautifully. 17.5/20 (90+)" (12/2014) K&L Notes: Thinus Krüger, CEO / President / Winemaker / Grape crusher / Sole employee of FRAM, brings us 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 juicy, d... Read More » 


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DC 90

2012 Allée Bleue Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch (Previously $20)

Wonderful Bordeaux style flavors from a very historic property established in 1690 at the foot of the Drakenstein Mountain range in Stellenbosch. A very traditional wine made from hand-selected grapes, matured in French oak for 14 months. Savory pipe tobacco laced dark fruits, mint, camphor and cedar wood. Some classic gamey smoky South African terroir give typicity without overbearing the other varietal characters. Grainy tannins give good balance and presence on the palate making this a very food orientated wine. This is much more classic Bordeaux than... Read More » 


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2012 Waterkloof "Circle Of Life" White Blend Stellenbosch South Africa

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, a blend of 56% Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Chenin Blanc, 13% Chardonnay and 3% Semillon, half of which was fermented in 600-liter barrels and left on the lees for seven months, has a lilting praline-tinged bouquet that is pure and very attractive. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity, touches of orange peel an ...Read More » 


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2014 FRAM "Old Vine" Chenin Blanc Citrusdal Mountain

Thinus Krüger, CEO / President / Winemaker / Grape crusher / Sole employee of FRAM, brings us 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, and depth of the entire range! Ryan Woodhouse (K&L S.Africa Wine Buyer) Winemaker's Notes: "The very special area that these grapes come from is actually closer to Clanwilliam than to Citrusdal, but the part about the mountain is very true. Situated in dee... Read More » 


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Graham Beck Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine Western Cape

89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Disgorged December 2011, the Non-Vintage Brut Rose is a blend of 51% Pinot Noir and 49% Chardonnay. The grapes varieties are fermented separately, the colour obtained through enzymatic reaction during transport of the Pinot Noir. It has a clean Morello cherry and raspberry bouquet, whilst the palate is bounding full of ripe cherry and strawberry fruit. With its racy acidity, and with a powerful, creamy textured, peachy finish, this really is a lot of fun. Drink now. Graham Beck passed away in July 2010 leaving one almighty legacy behind him: a state-of-t ...Read More » 


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RP 89

2014 David Grenache Swartland

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 » 


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2013 Savage "White" Western Cape

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 » 


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RP 93

2009 Haskell Vineyards "II" Red Blend Stellenbosch (Previously $30)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a juicy feel, with lots of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and boysenberry pâte de fruit flavors enlivened by anise and fruitcake notes. A judicious hint of singed apple wood forms the backdrop on the finish, letting the fruit linger. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2018." (4/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 50% Shiraz, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Mourvedre raised in 40% new French barriques for 16 months, the 2009 Haskell "II" has a light but elegant bouquet with great purity, raspberry and a touch of crushed violets with just a touch o ...Read More » 


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WS 91 RP 90

Colmant "Cap Classique" Brut Chardonnay

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The superb Non-Vintage Brut Chardonnay is based on the 2007 vintage, whole bunch pressed with 18% fermented in oak and 45 months on the lees. It has a very subtle, more "wine-like" bouquet with very fine delineation, dewy green apples, a touch of wet limestone and a touch of flint. The palate has good weight on the entry with fresh green apple once again mingling with a little peach and Clementine in the background leading to a racy finish. (NM)" (8/2011) K&L Notes: A very special sparkler from this boutique operation in Franschhoek. Colmant's traditional method "Cap... Read More » 


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RP 92

2013 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Red Rhône Blend Swartland South Africa

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Kloof Street Red is a blend of 85% Syrah, 9% Carignan, 2% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault and 2% Grenache sourced from six parcels cropped between 4-6 tons per hectare and raised in third- and fourth-fill French oak barrels and demi-muids for 11 months. It has a lovely rounded bouquet with blackberry and mulberry fruit with just a dash of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied – quite structured at the moment with crisp acidity, touches of bell pepper coming towards the rustic finish. This continues to serve as a great introduction to the delights of ...Read More » 


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2013 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series-T Voetpad" White Field Blend Swartland

The name means ‘The Footpath’ in Dutch, and comes from the name of Dirk Brand’s wheat and rooibos tea farm, where the rustic block of old vines is tucked away. This is surely the most isolated old vineyard in the country, presumably originally planted to supply the farmer and his neighbors. Its 1.4 hectares host varieties established in the Cape since the early days of European settlement, with most of the planting done between 1900–1928, and all of the vines grow on their own roots. The vineyard’s survival without irrigation is also extraordin... Read More » 


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2013 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series- Skurfberg" Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

This wine blends Chenin Blanc from old bushvine parcels on three farms on the slopes of the Skurfberg (“rugged mountains”) between Clanwilliam and Lamberts Bay in the Olifants River Region. They are immaculately farmed properties, which have not been subjected to herbicide or chemical fertilizers by the current farmers. Most of the soils in the area are of decomposed sandstone, and very sandy. Rainfall is low - these vines have had to be tough to survive without irrigation. Together these three low yielding parcels represent the possibilities o... Read More » 


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2014 FRAM Chardonnay Robertson

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 » 


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2012 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series- Skurfberg" Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Old Vine Series Skurfberg is a Chenin Blanc from the Olifants River. It offers an understated bouquet that unfolds delicately in the glass, with hints of lemon curd, apricot blossom and lime cordial. The palate is well-balanced and offers more of a textural experience than overt flavors. It has a lovely waxy texture with a touch of lemongrass on the finish leaving the mouth tingling after the wine has departed. Excellent." (10/2013) K&L Notes: The "Skurfberg" meaning "rigid mountain" is Chenin Blanc that comes from 88-year-old vines only hundreds of miles no... Read More » 


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RP 92

2014 Downes Family "Sanctuary Peak" Sauvignon Blanc Elgin South Africa

90 points Antonio Galloni: "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)  


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AG 90

2014 Thorne & Daughters "Rocking Horse" Cape White Blend

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 » 


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2013 Kloof Street (Mullineux Family Wines) Chenin Blanc Swartland South Africa

The Kloof Street Chenin Blanc is sourced from three particularly fine vineyards in Swartland: one with 33 year old vines planted in the stony Shale and Schist soils of Riebeek Kasteel Mountain, and two vineyards of 40+ year old dry-farmed bush vines in the decomposed granite of Paardeberg Mountain. These vineyards render modest yields and the juice is fermented on their native yeast in a combination of stainless steel (85%) and neutral oak (15%). From the winery: "Pale straw in colour, this wine has a nose of sun ripened pears and wet granite. The palate... Read More » 


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2014 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Rosé

Yep, 2014 rosé! Vintage is done and dusted in South Africa and this rosé is as fresh as they come! This Rhône-style blend of Cinsault, Syrah, and Grenache is produced from some of the oldest Cinsault and Grenache vines in South Africa, planted to the granitic soils of Kalmoesfontein in the 1950s. Crisp, dry and silky on the palate. Such a refreshing glass of wine. It is a unique, complex rosé with the flavor intensity and spice to stand up to a variety of grilled meats and veggies along with dishes driven by tomato-based sauces. Perfect for summer alfres... Read More » 


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2014 David "Aristargos" White Blend Swartland

91 points Antonio Galloni: "Bright yellow. Clove, botanical herbs, honey, fennel and aniseed (the latter note very typical of Paardeberg, says Sadie) on the nose. Juicy, intense and energetic, with yellow fruit and honey flavors framed and lifted by a pungent wild herb character that runs through the wine. Finishes quite firm but not at all dry-edged. Sadie recommends pairing this wine with mild curries. (ST)" (6/2015) K&L Notes: The David wines are made by up and coming star David Sadie in South Africa's Swartland region. As part of the Swartland Independent group, David is committed to making... Read More » 


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AG 91

2013 Sirkel (Scali) Pinotage Paarl

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, 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 it’s creation. This Pinotage is produced with 100% organically grown fruit. Grapes are hand harvested before being de-stemmed and lightly crushed to release jui... Read More » 


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2013 Botanica Chenin Blanc Western Cape (Elsewhere $24+)

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) 


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2012 Mvemve Raats "MR de Compostella" Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The latest release is the 2012 MR de Compostella, which this year is a blend of 28% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 18% Petit Verdot and 10% Merlot, each grape variety assessed blind after one year in barrel before the final blend was made. In total it spent 22 months in barrel of which one-third is new French oak, the remainder second and third-fill. It has an exquisite bouquet with mineral-laden dark berries and cassis fruit that come across so natural and refined. Who said South Africa cannot do elegance? The palate is very well de ...Read More » 


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2013 The Three Foxes Clairette Blanche Coastal Region (Previously $23.00)

This is hand-picked from a 70+ year-old Clairette Bush vine vineyard that is dry farmed. The Three Foxes team salvaged this vineyard from being torn out to be re-planted to a more mainstream varietal. It is now farmed organically and remains a stunning example of the diverse viticultural history of South Africa. 50% of this wine was fermented and aged on skins for six months while the other 50% was held in a fiberglass egg vessel. The extended skin contact has given this wine super intriguing aromatics that evolve and shape shift in the glass. The first ... Read More » 


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2012 Mullineux Family Wines White Blend Swartland

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 White Blend is comprised of 76% Chenin Blanc, 16% Clairette Blanche and 8% Viognier, the first two whole bunch pressed and aged for 11 months in used oak and one 2,000-liter foudre. It has a slightly muted bouquet at first, with dried pineapple, apricot and a touch of wax resin that becomes more pronounced with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely, waxy opening. Chris and Andrea have fashioned a Chenin that is a more textural experience than one offering conspicuous flavors. It has great precision toward the finish with touches of ...Read More » 


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RP 91 W&S 90



2012 Crystallum "Paradisum" Rhône Blend Paardeberg South Africa

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 » 


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2013 Sadie Family Old Vine Series "Soldaat" Grenache Noir Piekenierskloof

The most planted red grape variety in the world is Grenache Noir. It has had a long standing position in South Africa as well, but it has to be noted that it is very site specific. In South Africa the Piekenierskloof Pass, going north to Citrusdal, has in recent years firmly positioned itself as the leading location for Grenache. The Piekenierskloof took its name from the piekeniers (foot soldiers) who were located at the top of the pass of the mountain to protect the lifestock in this part of the old Cape Colony from theft, hence this parcel o... Read More » 


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2012 Sadie Family "Old Vine Series--Pofadder" Cinsault Swartland South Africa

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. Drink now through 2017." (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 P ...Read More » 


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WS 92 RP 90

2013 Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc comes from three vineyards, predominantly whole-bunch pressed in order to settle as clean as possible, fermentation in 300-liter used barrels where the lees can be worked and limit sulfur for six months. It has a fine, tense and slightly chalky bouquet with touches of Mirabelle coming through. The palate is crisp on the entry with a fine line of acidity. Good tension here, very nicely focused and refined with hints of almond and walnut toward the finish. Very fine." (10/2014) K&L Notes: 93 points from Master of Wine Tim Atkin. Winemakers Note... Read More » 


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RP 90

2010 A.A. Badenhorst White Blend Swartland

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 » 


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2011 Bouchard Finlayson "Galpin Peak" Pinot Noir Walker Bay South Africa

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Galpin Peak Pinot Noir includes some whole bunch clusters and undergoes malolactic in barrel. It has an elegant bouquet with dark plum and wild strawberry scents that waft from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a soft entry, rounded plush red currant and raspberry fruit and a generous, tart cherry, balsamic-tinged finish that just needs a little more tension. Still, this is a fine Pinot Noir, the best I have tasted from Bouchard-Finlayson thus far. Drink now-2017." (10/2013) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium red. Sexy, perfumed aromas of strawberry, spices ...Read More » 


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RP 91

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