Colmant Sec ReserveR265.00Add to basket
Expressive and inviting nose with citrus and dried stone fruit prominent, notes of Lemon zest, dried apricots and bruised apple. The palate is well balanced, subtle and very well integrated sweetness complimented with vibrant acidity. Dried stone fruit nectarine and peach linger on the mid palate. Foamy mousse with soft bubble notes of hazelnuts linger on the finish.
David and Nadia Saigneé Rosé 2019R135.00Read more
The mouth feel on this wine is just incredible, creamy and mouth filling and refreshingly crisp on the finish. It is the sort of wine that gets you in trouble because before you know it one glass has led to two and then the bottle is done and you are faced with difficult questions.
Pinotage makes great rose, with very clear and precise fruit. This is no exception, wonderfully juicy notes of strawberry and raspberry. Moderate alcohol of 13%. It is a wine made in a style to enjoy now, you are unlikely to keep it in your cellar for a very long time. That shouldn’t present a problem though.
Hendrik Lodewyk MCC Brut from Du Preez CellarR170.00Add to basket
Stunning nose with pronounced notes of bruised apple, poached pear and dried apricot further layered with toasted brioche on the nose. Palate is rich and mouth filling with an even distribution on fine bubbles and a soft mouse. Crisp and dry finish that leaves you salivating for another sip.
Mullineux Beau Kasteel 2017R360.00Add to basket
This wine oozes elegance. It is one to impress, the kind of wine you take to something that means something. Upfront it is bursting with red berries and plum which opens up to a very alluring texture with very fine grippy tannin and very well integrated sweet spice notes of black and white pepper. It has wonderful length and a pretty floral note on the finish.
The combination of big fruit and lots of spicy notes are synonymous with wines from the Southern Rhone and this wine fits comfortably into that box. Very drinkable now although decanting does make it even better. It can make a very useful addition to your cellar to bring out and impress again in 3 to 5 years.
Pieter Ferreira Rosé Pinot Noir Vintage 2013R420.00Add to basket
There is an incredible amount of detail on this wine. The fruit is very clear and has a very attractive nose: a burst of red berry fruits, pomegranate, red cherries and cranberry, with autolytic notes of toasted brioche.
This follows through on the palate which is generous with a creamy texture. The texture of the bubble is fantastic, a soft and creamy mouse and a persistent delicate bead. It has a ong dry finish leaving a lingering taste of ripe strawberry.
The Barber Muscat D’ Alexandrie (Magnum)R380.00Add to basket
Incredible floral aromatics on the nose, potpourri and lavender it smells like spring. The aromatics follow through when you first sip and then it starts to mess with your head. The palate is bone dry and beautifully textured. It is a wine you will most certainly sip more then once just to get your head around it. The aromatics carry through on to the finish. It is an excellent companion for food pairing, as it is incredibly versatile. The sweeter aromatics lend itself nicely to spicy food but it also has incredible acidity which allows it to cut through thicker creamer dishes. This wine would go smashingly with a Thai green curry.
The Op Sy Moer 2018 by Warren EllisR275.00Add to basket
A little shy on the nose, but comes out shining on the palate. Lots of yellow fruit prominent toasted oats and very bright acidity. The wine is quite grippy and textured, the effect of the extended skin contact which gives the impression that you can almost chew on the wine. It is incredibly fresh and long on the finish. The texture opens a whole realm of possibility for what this wine can do with food. It almost dares you to be unconventional with your thinking. A slow roasted pork belly with caramelised baby onions perhaps.
TMW Chenin Blanc 2016R120.00Read more
This wine tastes very complete. It is a wonderful balance of pure bright yellow fruits, loquat comes to mind. Growing up in Kenya loquats grew everywhere and I have eaten more than my fair share. The palate on this wine reminds me of that juicy sweet fruit with its zingy acidity. There is a lot more going on though besides just the fruit, there is a very pure wet stone like minerality and just a touch of salinity. Which might sound unusual but I think in the same way a pinch of salt works in a cake recipe, that salinity just enhances the complex flavours going on in this wine. Enjoy and indulge on it now, it is a wonderful wine with the right amount of complexity to keep you company when you unwind at the end of the day, or to pair with summer food. Such a pity no more was made.