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RED 2002 5 cases D'Arenberg - The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £175 per case of 6 D'Arenberg
The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 / 5 cases / 75cl
£175 per case of 6
IB
RED 2003 1 case D'Arenberg - The Ironstone Pressings Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre Magnum £280 per case of 6 D'Arenberg
The Ironstone Pressings Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
2003 / 1 case / Magnum
£280 per case of 6
IB
RED 2003 1 bottle Greenock Creek - Alice's Shiraz 75cl £40 per bottle Greenock Creek
Alice's Shiraz
2003 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£40 per bottle
DP
RED 2003 2 bottles Greenock Creek - Seven Acre 75cl £50 per bottle Greenock Creek
Seven Acre
2003 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£50 per bottle
DP
RED 2004 1 case Ben Glaetzer - Amon Ra 75cl £560 per case of 6 Ben Glaetzer
Amon Ra
2004 / 1 case / 75cl
£560 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2014 9 bottles Domaine Serene - Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 75cl £36 per bottle Domaine Serene
Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay
2014 / 9 bottles / 75cl
£36 per bottle
DP
Tasting Notes"A dense and beautiful wine that remains agile and bright. Lovely phenolic texture at the end. Full to medium body with limes and white peaches. Hints of cream. Floral and fresh. A beauty. Drink now. A blend of different vineyards. 95 points" jamessuckling.com, Nov '16
RED 2014 1 case Errazuriz - Las Pizarras Pinot Noir 75cl £275 per case of 6 Errazuriz
Las Pizarras Pinot Noir
2014 / 1 case / 75cl
£275 per case of 6
DP
Tasting Notes"Fabulous aromas of slate, rust, iron, and dried strawberries. Full body, firm tannins, wonderfully polished. Fine and caressing. Complex flavors too. A wonderful finish. Dusty texture as well. This is a small production wine from the family's best vineyards of the Manzanar farm with pure slate soils. Full Burgundy treatment. 50% whole cluster pressing. Aged in 50% new oak. Louis Michel Liger-Belair of Burgundy consulted on this wine. 98 points" jamessuckling.com
RED 2016 1 case Dominus 75cl £1,280 per case of 6 Dominus
2016 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,280 per case of 6
IB
RED 2016 10 cases Henschke - Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz 75cl £520 per case of 6 Henschke
Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz
2016 / 10 cases / 75cl
£520 per case of 6
IB
RED 2016 24 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £420 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 / 24 cases / 75cl
£420 per case of 12
IB
RED 2016 6 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum £495 per case of 6 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 / 6 cases / Magnum
£495 per case of 6
IB
RED 2016 3 cases Parker - Coonawarra Estate 'First Growth' Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £260 per case of 6 Parker
Coonawarra Estate 'First Growth' Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 / 3 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Last reviewed more than two years ago, it's reassuring to see how the 2016 First Growth has evolved since then. Lovely cigar-box aromatics join with cassis on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is supple and rich, almost velvety in texture, and the mouthwatering finish lingers a good long time. It should continue to drink well for at least another 15 years. 2021-2035. 94 points." (JC) The Wine Advocate, Aug '21
RED 2017 1 case Dominus 75cl £980 per case of 6 Dominus
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£980 per case of 6
IB
RED 2017 5 cases Henschke - Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz 75cl £675 per case of 6 Henschke
Mount Edelstone Eden Valley Shiraz
2017 / 5 cases / 75cl
£675 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"...The purity of the blackberry theme is sensational and while the French oak does what French oak always tries to do – add gravitas and detail – it is the 14% American oak from the Appalachian Mountains that adds style, richness, and a touch of glamour to proceedings...a thrillingly controlled wine with invigorating flavours, and it will make three decades in a good cellar. (Drink 2025 – 2050). 19+ points." MatthewJukes.com (MJ) Mar 2022------"Kaleidoscopic, this glorious vintage is terroir translucent, transporting you to the vineyard with its signature aromas of dried sage, Eucalyptus olida (aka Strawberry Gum), wild mint, wattleseed, nutmeg and tinder. Soaring and super-expressive...Graceful, willowy tannins and mineral acidity make for a long, fluid, markedly perfumed finish. Irresistible already! Drinking Window 2022 – 2042. 98 points." Decanter Magazine (SA) Mar 2022
WHITE 2017 1 case Kumeu River - Hunting Hill Chardonnay 75cl £210 per case of 6 Kumeu River
Hunting Hill Chardonnay
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2017 1 case Kumeu River - Maté's Chardonnay 75cl £495 per case of 12 Kumeu River
Maté's Chardonnay
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£495 per case of 12
IB
RED 2017 15 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £408 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 / 15 cases / 75cl
£408 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2017 1 case Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Chardonnay 75cl £695 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Chardonnay
2017 / 1 case / 75cl
£695 per case of 12
IB
RED 2018 1 case Dominus 75cl £1,295 per case of 6 Dominus
2018 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,295 per case of 6
IB
RED 2018 1 case Eyrie Vineyards - Sisters Pinot Noir 75cl £450 per case of 12 Eyrie Vineyards
Sisters Pinot Noir
2018 / 1 case / 75cl
£450 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Limpid ruby-red. A highly complex bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, incense, candied flowers, musky earth and exotic spices. Stains the palate with finely detailed bitter cherry and red currant flavors that steadily turn sweeter and deeper through the midpalate. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral cut on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with superb, floral-driven tenacity. 95 points." Josh Raynolds, Feb '22------"Medium ruby, the 2018 Pinot Noir Sisters has an extraordinary perfume of raspberry preserves, blood orange, exotic spices and dried flowers. The light-bodied palate is elegant and seamless, with concentrated, fragrant fruit and a long, layered finish. 2023-2038. 97 points." Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate, Mar '23
RED 2018 2 cases Henschke - Hill of Grace 75cl £1,500 per case of 3 Henschke
Hill of Grace
2018 / 2 cases / 75cl
£1,500 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes“Tasted in two different contexts, a few hours apart: first at the end of the vertical of Hill of Grace which stretched back to the 1958; then again, as the last wine in the line-up of new 2018s (Wheelwright, Mount Edelstone, etc). Coming after a cavalcade of developed, complex previous vintages – particularly the super-dense 2016 – the 2018 seemed refreshingly ‘elegant’, spicy and bright to smell, and intense but restrained and composed in the mouth. Tasting it straight after the Hill of Roses, by contrast, made its perfume seem a touch more subdued, but made you realise how much more depth, density, richness and sheer length it has in comparison to the younger-vine Shiraz from the same site. Either way, an exceptional vintage of the HoG. 18.5 points.” Max Allen, JancisRobinson.com, Mar ‘23------“...On the nose, the 2018 vintage assists this wine in speaking clearly of its regional location: raspberry and liquorice, coal dust, black tea and tobacco leaf. There are inflections of black truffle and bone broth, which always seem to emerge, however the wine is brighter and more focused than I have seen. It offers a beautiful, svelte display of fruit and tannin, with all things in harmony in the mouth. This is very long, as we would expect from the pedigree of this wine and the vineyard. It is concentrated and intense, sinewy, elegant and powerful—a wine for the future generation. 98 points.” Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate, Apr ‘23------“The 2018 vintage coincides with 150 years of Henschke family winemaking. This is immediately juicy and forward, then it regains its composure, remembers its origins and finishes closed and firm. This is a classic 2018 with a great fruit expression, yet the incredible concentration and inbuilt density of tannins are in perfect sync. The length is impressive, and the fruit character is kept up from start to finish, and while the earth, five spice and pepper notes seem to sit back a little in the glass, they are buried in this wine. Only 20% new oak was used here; I suspect because the earth and spice notes are so prevalent in this vintage, a decision was made not to push them even harder by adding oak, and so it is a fascinatingly juicy wine. 99 points.” Matthew Jukes, Club Oenologique, Apr ‘23------“The 60th anniversary of Australia's most famous single-vineyard wine, whose oldest contributing patch – the 0.56ha Grandfathers – was planted an incredible 160 years ago. There can't be many wines whose inaugural vintage came from 100-year-old vines! As always, it's a powerful, muscular wine built for the long haul, showcasing silky but structured tannins, fresh acidity, and concentrated, complex yet graceful flavours of ripe blackberry and boysenberry, lighter red and blue fruits, earthy beetroot, peppery cured meat and an exotic, herbal incense note. Named for the Gnadenberg Lutheran church which stands opposite the vineyard, itself named for the region in Silesia from which Johann Christian Henschke emigrated in 1841. 99 points.” Tina Gellie, Decanter.com, Mar ‘23------"A superb and harmonious Hill of Grace with wonderful complexity on the nose that keeps bringing you back to the glass. Minty blueberries, red berries and some blackberries. Heather and violets with beautifully integrated spices of peppercorn and five spice. Graphite, salt chocolate and cigar box, too. Intense, lush and concentrated. This is barely full-bodied but the concentration is simply effortless and the flavors grow on the palate. Super silky and svelte tannins glide through the even and cohesive palate. Persistent finish, lasting for more than two minutes. Let it breathe if you decide to open it now, but it will sleep well in your cellar, too. 99 points" jamessuckling.com
RED 2018 1 bottle Jim Barry - The Armagh Shiraz Double Magnums £970 per bottle Jim Barry
The Armagh Shiraz
2018 / 1 bottle / Double Magnums
£970 per bottle
IB
Tasting Notes“This has attractive dark peaches, red cherries, blood oranges and really exotic fruit aromas with such an expressive nose that is swathed in fragrant spices. The palate has strongly defined dark plums and blackberries and mouthwateringly intense dark cherries. Super succulent and deeply flavored with silky, gently sinewy, young-tannin muscle. A great Armagh for sure. Try from 2028 and drink over the following two decades. 99 points." James Suckling------“A meaty, savoury, spiced nose, something so welcoming about it, warm and friendly with a touch of perfume, dark chocolate, cinnamon and pink peppercorn to the blackcurrant, damsons and plums. Rich, ample and generous, yet delivered with such supple and velvety-soft tannins. This has an elegance to it, a cool sophistication in terms of the profile - neat and tidy, quite linear right now, brimming with energy, not yet fully expansive or loose, but quietly controlled and calm. It's confident though with invigorating acidity and I love the focus, detail and the purity of fruit. Sweet red fruits - strawberries, raspberries and red cherries with a slight balsamic, pomegranate edge that is so delicious. Juicy, crunchy, succulent and ripe but with an effortless edge to it. Supremely drinkable and likeable - what a gorgeous wine! A quality vintage and excellent winemaking skill on show. Ageing 18 months in French oak. 100 points." Decanter
RED 2018 3 cases Jim Barry - The Armagh Shiraz 75cl £990 per case of 6 Jim Barry
The Armagh Shiraz
2018 / 3 cases / 75cl
£990 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“This has attractive dark peaches, red cherries, blood oranges and really exotic fruit aromas with such an expressive nose that is swathed in fragrant spices. The palate has strongly defined dark plums and blackberries and mouthwateringly intense dark cherries. Super succulent and deeply flavored with silky, gently sinewy, young-tannin muscle. A great Armagh for sure. Try from 2028 and drink over the following two decades. 99 points." James Suckling------“A meaty, savoury, spiced nose, something so welcoming about it, warm and friendly with a touch of perfume, dark chocolate, cinnamon and pink peppercorn to the blackcurrant, damsons and plums. Rich, ample and generous, yet delivered with such supple and velvety-soft tannins. This has an elegance to it, a cool sophistication in terms of the profile - neat and tidy, quite linear right now, brimming with energy, not yet fully expansive or loose, but quietly controlled and calm. It's confident though with invigorating acidity and I love the focus, detail and the purity of fruit. Sweet red fruits - strawberries, raspberries and red cherries with a slight balsamic, pomegranate edge that is so delicious. Juicy, crunchy, succulent and ripe but with an effortless edge to it. Supremely drinkable and likeable - what a gorgeous wine! A quality vintage and excellent winemaking skill on show. Ageing 18 months in French oak. 100 points." Decanter
RED 2018 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £380 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 / 5 cases / 75cl
£380 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec. After individual berry sorting and cold soaking, fermentation took place in closed static fermenters at temperatures between 26 °C–30 °C with extraction by pumping over each individual parcel three times daily. After malolactic fermentation entirely in barrels and nine months of barrel maturation, separate parcels were blended for further maturation in French bordelaise-coopered barriques with seasonal rackings. The wine spent a total of 22 months in oak. Truly elegant in every way. One sip of this wine and I can feel its beauty. It has a pure-fruited translucency and the whisper of pine needles, a mint-cold freshness, tannins reaching long, tenacious, slender from top to bottom, embedded through the fruit. A wine with a sweet heart, taut purpose, exquisitely formed clarity. 17.5 points." Jancisrobinson.com (TC), Apr 2022
RED 2018 10 cases Meerlust Rubicon 75cl £260 per case of 12 Meerlust Rubicon
2018 / 10 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 12
IB
RED 2019 4 cases Dominus 75cl £1,350 per case of 6 Dominus
2019 / 4 cases / 75cl
£1,350 per case of 6
IB
RED 2019 2 cases Eyrie Vineyards - Pinot Meunier 75cl £420 per case of 12 Eyrie Vineyards
Pinot Meunier
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£420 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Pinot Meunier is expressive and detailed. It has a medium ruby color and aromas of wild red and black berries, orange peel, pipe tobacco, iodine and leather. The medium-bodied palate features restrained, mineral-driven fruit, chalky tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long, spicy finish that calls you in for another sip. 2023-2033. 96 points." (EB) Wine Advocate, Mar '23
RED 2019 2 cases Eyrie Vineyards - The Eyrie Pinot Noir 75cl £885 per case of 12 Eyrie Vineyards
The Eyrie Pinot Noir
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£885 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Pinot Noir The Eyrie, which includes fruit from 54-year-old vines, has alluring aromas of cranberries, blackberries, orange peel, mushroom powder and pipe tobacco with streaks of flint. The medium-bodied palate is soft and juicy yet loaded with detailed, concentrated fruit, and it finishes with a flourish of earthy, spicy accents. 2024-2039. 98 points." (EB) Wine Advocate, Mar '23
WHITE 2019 1 case Kumeu River - Estate Chardonnay Magnum £125 per case of 3 Kumeu River
Estate Chardonnay
2019 / 1 case / Magnum
£125 per case of 3
DP
WHITE 2019 1 case Kumeu River - Maté's Chardonnay 75cl £495 per case of 12 Kumeu River
Maté's Chardonnay
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£495 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2019 1 case Kumeu River - The Stables' Chardonnay 75cl £150 per case of 6 Kumeu River
The Stables' Chardonnay
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£150 per case of 6
IB
RED 2019 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £480 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
2019 / 5 cases / 75cl
£480 per case of 12
IB
RED 2019 2 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Shiraz 75cl £240 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Shiraz
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£240 per case of 12
IB
RED 2019 1 case Opus 1 75cl £1,540 per case of 6 Opus 1
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,540 per case of 6
IB
RED 2019 5 cases Parker - Coonawarra Estate 'First Growth' Cabernet Sauvignon 75cl £260 per case of 6 Parker
Coonawarra Estate 'First Growth' Cabernet Sauvignon
2019 / 5 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Deeply colored, the bold and dense 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon First Growth opens with punchy redcurrant, blackcurrant, baked earth and dried herb aromas with excellent fruit volume. A tight and compact palate follows. The fruit is expressive and generous. The tannins are firm and well-formed in support, both coming together to deliver a long, composed and drying finish. It's a classic Cabernet Sauvignon built for the long haul. 94 points." (AH), Vinous, Jul '23
RED 2020 1 case Almaviva 75cl £720 per case of 6 Almaviva
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£720 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“2020 was exceptionally dry, with 75% less rain than usual in the period between May and September, which resulted in an earlier harvest to produce a 2020 Almaviva with 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Carmenère (from Peumo), 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, so with no Merlot this time. The process was as careful as possible, without using any bombs, doing manual and optical sorting of the grapes, pressing in small vertical presses and aging of 20 months in French oak barrels, 73% of them new and the rest second use. The wine reached good ripeness with 14.9% alcohol. It still shows the effect of the élevage a bit, with abundant notes of sweet spices, a creamy touch and some smoke. I tasted it next to the 2019, and the wines have a very similar aromatic palette with a clear note of baked peppers. What was amazing in 2020 was that they harvested the Carmenere almost five weeks earlier than they normally would, and the result is not a green wine at all. As in all dry years, the wines show a little more tannic, a little in the style of the 2017—but the 2020 has more tension than the 2017, and the 2017 was more powerful and with a bigger tannic structure. The 2019 had more volume than the 2018, and the 2020 is closer to the 2019 than the 2018. 200,000 bottles produced. It was bottled during the second half of February 2022. 96 points.” Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate------“Fresh and deep nose, full of blueberries, minty cassis, mussels, cigars, dark spice and roasted sesame oak, which will need a year or two to fully integrate. A medium-to full-bodied Almaviva with supple, silky tannins and a wealth of black and blue fruit that provides a lot of charm now. Voluptuous and flattering on the palate, hallmarked by its tension and taut texture. Very long. This is the 25th anniversary bottling. 68% cabernet sauvignon, 24% carmenere, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but better from 2024. 98 points.” James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
RED 2020 Cheval des Andes 75cl £402 per case of 6 Cheval des Andes
2020 / / 75cl
£402 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Crushed raspberry plum in colour, vibrant and concentrated, juicy and balanced, has precision and succulence and carefully thought out delivery of tannins, grilled spices, nutmeg, liqourice, bilberry, damson and pomegrante. Great stuff, playing at a high level...97 points." Jane Anson------“The final blend was 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, which makes a comeback as it was not used since 2016. The key was to finish the fermentation of the Petit Verdot without skins, and that way, they have been able to use it in the blends of 2021, 2022 and 2023 in small but increasing percentages. This is slightly riper than 2019, with a little more alcohol (14.5%) and with very good structural tannins but saving the freshness, and it has the spicy side from the Petit Verdot (Gabillet talks about white pepper). The wine has the ultra sleek and polished texture and the elegance and the balance that is the signature here; the wine is very clean and precise. I see very good regularity across the three vintages I tasted next to each other—this 2020 and the 2018 and 2019. Overall, this is a triumph over the adverse conditions of the vintage. 98 points." Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate
WHITE 2020 3 cases Klein Constantia - Vin de Constance 50cl £282 per case of 6 Klein Constantia
Vin de Constance
2020 / 3 cases / 50cl
£282 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Highly floral and concentrated nose full of marmalade, orange zest, toasted caramel patisserie, orange blossom, a Tutti Fruitti element and some soft oak touches too. Thick and viscous, comforting and deep with a weighty, sugary texture offset by serious spiced and toasted edges that give this angles and a taught frame. Serious, not so easy and generous, more dense and concentrated, this feels well built and purposeful. The sweetness (butterscotch, thick creamy lemon and apricot yoghurt and hints of honey) is countered by a delicious citrus zestiness and bitter orange touches. I adore the combination of flavours and this feels expertly made with precision, freshness and clarity. Lots to enjoy and think about here with a satisfying, long, mineral grip on the finish. From a challenging 2020 vintage with small, concentrated berries and a reduced crop. 174g/l residual sugar. 3.92pH. 6.3g/l total acidity. Ageing one and a half years in 50% new, 500l Hungarian and French oak barrels followed by the same time in large-format wooden foudre. Barrels are then selected with the best being chosen for the final blend...96 points" Georgina Hindle, Decanter Magazine------"Bright medium-gold hue with a focused and intense nose layered with honeysuckle, apricot, citrus, honey and marmalade. A hint of mineral, too. Really pure and tangy with a luscious palate balanced by intense citrusy flavors and natural acidity that is beautifully chiselled to the palate. Long and effortless. Consistently great muscat here. Drinkable now if you love the vibrancy of it, but one could keep this for a decade or two.  96 points" jamessuckling.com------"...alongside the trademark beeswax, honeycomb, pineapple, peach, pear and countless other descriptors, you will find an acid structure that defies belief.  Then one notices the colour or lack thereof. This is a painfully pale wine for such an all-singing and dancing flavour. I have seen these rare characteristics several times over the years, and they signal a Vin de Constance of uncommon longevity.  Pale, taut and yet explosive = an epic vintage. And suppose you are tempted to open a bottle when it arrives this autumn. In that case, you do not have to feel guilty because it tastes incredible, but I think you might be able to forget about this wine for three or more decades, and it will still knock you over with its complexity and grace. Drink now to 2050. 19+/20 points" Matthew Jukes
WHITE 2020 2 cases Klein Constantia - Vin de Constance Magnum £465 per case of 3 Klein Constantia
Vin de Constance
2020 / 2 cases / Magnum
£465 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2020 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Chardonnay 75cl £840 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Chardonnay
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£840 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2020 14 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Riesling 75cl £160 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Riesling
2020 / 14 cases / 75cl
£160 per case of 12
IB
RED 2020 5 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Shiraz 75cl £300 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Shiraz
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£300 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2020 5 cases Lismore Estate - Barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc 75cl £120 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£120 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented was from donated Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Elgin fruit and a little from Greyton (thus WO Western Cape). This was made in a similar style, oxidatively in barrels, at Almenkerk but obviously has a very different terroir expression than the usual Cape South Coast fruit. The fresh, saline, sea-spray-scented bouquet gradually unfurls with aeration in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a grassy, white asparagus and ginger-tinged opening, crisp acidity and a racy but composed finish where you would be hard pressed to detect the barrel ferment, it is so discreet. Superb. 92 points." Neal Martin, Jul '21
WHITE 2020 5 cases Lismore Estate - Chardonnay 75cl £120 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Chardonnay
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£120 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 600ltrs per ton. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours and was racked into 225, 300 and 500 litre older Burgundian barrels for fermentation and 11 months of maturation. 5% new French oak was used in this vintage. Balance is the key to this wine. The oaking represents a viewpoint that the fruit/acid/pH must drive a wine's flavour and not the over-emphasis on highly extracted buttery notes derived from new barrels and 100% Malolactic conversion. Barrel aging gives this wine its luxurious texture. Having only undergone partial Malo (20%), the wine retains its original fruitiness and fresh acidity. These elements combined allow for years of storage and maturation.
RED 2020 5 cases Lismore Estate - Pinot Noir 75cl £160 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Pinot Noir
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£160 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes70% of the grapes came from Stanford in Walker Bay and 30% from Kaaimansgat in Elandskloof, both in the cool climate region Cape South Coast. The vines are all Burgundian, clone 115. The Stanford vineyard is close to the southernmost tip of Africa and is in one of South Africa’s coolest wine producing regions. The maritime vineyard enjoys a long ripening season, because of the strong cooling winds that are prevalent in the summer. This microclimate is ideal for creating a long hang time, concentrating the flavours in the berries, while retaining natural acidity levels. Kaaimansgat is situated 700m above sea level and its continental climate allows for perfect winter dormancy, and ripens even later than the coastal vineyards. The vines here are planted on decomposed granite soil high in clay content. The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness. 30% whole bunch fermented in large 5000 litre vats with gentle pump-overs twice a day. The process allowed for a long extraction period which lends to the fruit expression and structure of this wine. The free run wine was drained off and the fermented grapes were then pressed in a traditional wooden basket press. The wine was racked into 225, 300 and 500 litre barrels where malolactic fermentation took place and the wine was aged for 10 months with 25% new French oak.
WHITE 2020 3 cases Lismore Estate - Reserve Chardonnay 75cl £190 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Reserve Chardonnay
2020 / 3 cases / 75cl
£190 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2020 Chardonnay Reserve Estate is the only Reserve wine whose fruit survived the wildfire in 2018. It has a glorious bouquet that is Premier Cru Burgundy in quality, featuring wonderful, brilliantly delineated scents of citrus lemon and orange blossom and hints of black currant leaf. The palate is extremely well balanced, displaying wonderful poise allied with impressive concentration. There s real depth and substance on the finish (where others have lacked in this vintage). An outstanding, world-class Chardonnay. 95 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Jul '21
RED 2020 5 cases Lismore Estate - Syrah 75cl £160 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Syrah
2020 / 5 cases / 75cl
£160 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesA very restrained nose of cassis and hedgerow fruits with classic white pepper, violet and herbs, this is remarkably reminiscent of Cornas or top St-Josephs, cool and classical in style. It should be drinking well on landing and for the medium term, over the next decade. RKL
WHITE 2020 2 cases Lismore Estate - Viognier 'Age of Grace' 75cl £105 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Viognier 'Age of Grace'
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£105 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe grapes were picked and whole bunch pressed, slowly extracting the juice at a rate of 550ltrs per ton. The juice was settled for 48 hours and was racked into older, neutral 225 litre Burgundian barrels, and a 600 litre egg shaped tank for fermentation and maturation lasting 10 months. The “egg” component is 10% of the production. Viognier is an aromatic and generous varietal; it benefits from barrel maturation and lees contact with a fuller mouth feel and increased texture. This combined with the firm acid backbone and intense fruit will allow this wine to integrate beautifully and gain further complexity over the next 3-5 years.
RED 2021 Almaviva 75cl £744 per case of 6 Almaviva
2021 / / 75cl
£744 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“The 2021 Almaviva is a blend primarily based on Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, but not limited to these, and was aged for up to 18 months in French barrels. Its color is garnet with a purple sheen. The enticing nose showcases blackberry, cassis marmalade, black and green pepper, ashes, camphor and cigar box aromas. Indulgent and rich on the palate, it carries taut, fine-grained tannins, velvet texture and balanced acidity, leading to a long, ripe finish. This bold and layered red wine reveals nuanced depth and richness on the palate, promising further development as it matures in the bottle. 96 points." Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous.com Jun '23------"2021 was an overall cooler year than 2020, with more elegant wines with more finesse and less angular tannins. The sleek 2021 Almaviva is a good example of that, still very young and still marked by the élevage in oak after spending 20 months in French oak barrels, 71% of them new and the rest only second use. The final blend was 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Carmenere (from Peumo), 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, a variety that might gain in percentage, as they have even planted some more with the idea to possibly replace Merlot in the medium or long term. It's not a shy wine, hitting the scale at 15% alcohol and with mellow acidity, 4.65 grams (tartaric) and a pH of 3.81 The fruit is dark, ripe and spicy, nothing green about it; it's a little shy, less expressive than the warmer years are early on and a little more discreet but with potential to develop in bottle. The tannins are still present, and it should benefit from some more time in bottle. The 2019 had more volume than the 2018, and the 2020 is closer to the 2019 than the 2018. 200,000 bottles produced. It was bottled between late January and early February 2023. I tasted it next to the 2020 and 2018, and it's closer to the latter; but this 2021 is more elegant, and 2018 is a little more austere and herbal. 96+ points." Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Jun '23------"A fresh and discreet Almaviva with subtle pencil shavings and cigar box to the cassis and hints of chili chocolate and peppermint. Nuanced and subtle on the nose. This is medium-bodied and subtle on the palate with silky tannins in the seamless finish. Very long. 71% cabernet sauvignon, 22% carmenere, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot. Drinkable now, but it will take its time to deliver complexity. 98 points." Jamessuckling.com
WHITE 2021 3 cases Eyrie Vineyards - The Eyrie Chardonnay 75cl £450 per case of 6 Eyrie Vineyards
The Eyrie Chardonnay
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£450 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 3 cases Greywacke - Pinot Noir 75cl £280 per case of 12 Greywacke
Pinot Noir
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£280 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2021 3 cases Greywacke - Wild Sauvignon Blanc 75cl £230 per case of 12 Greywacke
Wild Sauvignon Blanc
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£230 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes“The 2021 Wild Sauvignon is superb; the wine has all the tilt and lift of Sauvignon Blanc and all the richness from the maturation vessels, plus something extra from the low-yielding but excellent 2021 vintage. This is an exciting wine that is already so balanced and poised. Excellent. Drink it now (most will) or cellar it for up to 20 years, maybe more? 95 points.” Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate, Nov '23------“The flagship wine from renowned winemaker Kevin Judd, who founded this winery with wife Kimberley in 2009 after 25 years at Cloudy Bay. Sourced from sites across the region, it is fermented using wild yeasts in old French oak barriques where it rests on lees for six months...Stylish balance of fruit to herbaceous notes, multi-layered with a crunchy texture, mellow yellow summer field flowers. The elegance at the end is quite remarkable... Attractive and clean on the nose, plenty of primary fruit but also a nice amount of savoury character from the oak. Well balanced and really quite a serious wine....Expressive, punchy nose. Great concentration, tonnes of luscious Sauvignon fruit supported by very smart use of oak. Tastes like pricey white Bordeaux. Delicious. 97 points." Decanter Magazine Tasting Panel, Jan '24
WHITE 2021 1 case Kumeu River - Coddington Chardonnay 75cl £125 per case of 6 Kumeu River
Coddington Chardonnay
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£125 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesUsually Coddington is the richest and ripest of the single vineyard wines (setting aside the Maté's) and this is true in 2021, but its a much finer, more crystalline expression of the apricot and pear-fruit aromas and flavours. The quality is apparent in the layered and textured palate, which will no doubt gain more richness with time in bottle. RKL
WHITE 2021 Lismore Estate - Barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc 75cl £104 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc
2021 / / 75cl
£104 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Fermented comes from Stanford, Elgin and Greyton fruit, is oxidatively handled with 10% skin contact using two concrete eggs. The bouquet is very well definted with that skin contact leanding lovely peach skin and waxy aromas. The palate is well balanced, a texturally satisfying Sauvignon with a very pithy finish. Very distinctive and delicious. Drinking Window 2022-2030. 92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2021 5 cases Lismore Estate - Chardonnay 75cl £120 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Chardonnay
2021 / 5 cases / 75cl
£120 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 1 case Lismore Estate - Chenin Blanc 75cl £115 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Chenin Blanc
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£115 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“Sam O'Keefe was given the fruit from this Stanford vineyard in 2020 after the fire at Lismore but liked it so much that she's made it a permanent feature of her range. Fermented in 20% new oak, it's perfumed and stony, with jasmine aromas, some struck match reduction and a tangy, low alcohol finish. 2022-2027. 94 points." Tim Atkin MW------“The 2021 Chenin Blanc comes from fruit that Samanth O’Keefe brought in after the wildfire. It is whole bunch pressed, oxidatively handled and sees 15% new oak. Yellow plum, egg whites and a touch of candle wax unfurls on the nose, very well defined. The palate is well defined with a fine bead of acidity, an elegant “cool” Chenin with a sleep and focused finish. Wonderful. 2022-2036. 92 points." Neal Martin, Vinous
WHITE 2021 5 cases Lismore Estate - Reserve Chardonnay 75cl £190 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Reserve Chardonnay
2021 / 5 cases / 75cl
£190 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Chardonnay Estate Reserve is 100% from Greyton matured for 11 months in 500-litre barrels, 40% new. It has a wonderful bouquet with honeydew melon, apricot blossom and light crushed stone scents that percolate through with time. The palate is very well balanced with tropical hints of passion fruit and guava, but the acidity keeps everything on a tight course, very minerally on the finish. Top class. 94 points." Neal Martin, Aug '22
WHITE 2021 3 cases Lismore Estate - Syrah Estate Reserve 75cl £280 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Syrah Estate Reserve
2021 / 3 cases / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes""I'm very happy with 12% alcohol," says Samantha O'Keefe of the small quantities of this late-picked Syrah from Greyton's distinctly cool climate. Featuring 50% whole bunches, it's a taut, refreshing, intensely peppery, sage and oregano-scented style with cranberry and pomegranate fruit, spicy, savoury tannins, deftly handled 32% new wood and a pithy finish. Drink 2024-30. 95 points" Tim Atkin------"The 2021 Syrah Estate Reserve, which comes from the vineyard most damaged by the fire in 2020, is 50% whole bunches and aged in 500 and 700-liter barrels, 25% new. The potent nose of raspberry coulis, blueberry and touches of cough candy, taking its time to settle in the glass and lose it initial exuberance. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiselled, slightly chalky tannins. Its fresh and vibrant, sapid towards the finish, with a long, Côte-Rôtie-like aftertaste and garrigue notes filtering through with time. This should be afforded a couple of years in bottle and will continue to evolve over the next 15-20 years. Just 12% alcohol, too. Drinking Window 2025-2045. 94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2021 2 cases Lismore Estate - Viognier 'Age of Grace' 75cl £105 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Viognier 'Age of Grace'
2021 / 2 cases / 75cl
£105 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“The 2021 Viognier The Age of Grace comes from Sutherland and bot River, whole bunch pressed with 11 months on the lees using 15% concrete eggs. With pretty white peach and Mirabelle scents on the nose, this takes time to blossom but it never fully lets go. The palace is medium-bodied with a generous dried apricot, mango and spice-box entry, nothing blowsy here with a very focused, almost understated finish. Excellent. 2023-2036. 93+ points." Neal Martin, Vinous------"Sam O'Keefe gets the grapes for this stylish, commercially significant Viognier from Elgin and Bot River, rather than her home base in Greyton. Fermented in 5% new barrels and concrete eggs, it's a suitably graceful, subtle Viognier, with aniseed, pear and apricot skin flavours and tangy supporting acidity. 2022-2027. 92 points." Tim Atkin MW
WHITE 2021 1 case Lismore Estate - Viognier Estate Reserve 75cl £195 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Viognier Estate Reserve
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£195 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“The 2021 Viognier Estate Reserve comes from vines on grey white shale (new plantings from 2016 were destroyed in the wildfire), so there is just 18-hectares that “soldiered on”. It has a backward nose with lime flower and light waxy scents. This feels very contained, then discrete menthol aromas surface. The palate is rounded in texture with dried apricot and touches of yellow plum; the 2021 is packed full of flavour with a slightly spiced, lemongrass-tinged finish. Superb. 2023-2042. 94 points." Neal Martin (Vinous)------“Made with fruit from vines that mercifully survived the fire of December 2019, this is a wine that will put a smile on the face of anyone who loves the Lismore style. Comfortably the best Viognier in South Africa, it has jasmine and honeysuckle aromas and a palate of quince, pear and tangerine. Subtle, ethereal stuff that ought to frighten a few producers in Condrieu. 2023-2028. 96 points." Tim Atkin MW
RED 2021 Sena 75cl £560 per case of 6 Sena
2021 / / 75cl
£560 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“The 2021 Seña is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 27% Malbec, 17% Carménère and 6% Petit Verdot from Ocoa in the Aconcagua Valley. It was aged for 22 months, 90% in French oak barrels (70% new) and 10% in foudres. Purple with a garnet sheen. The nose presents vivid redcurrant and blackcurrant notes with a layer of garrigue against a cigar box backdrop. Dry in the mouth, refreshing acidity stirs up finely grained tannins to channel the palate. A lingering, fruity red that will grow in the bottle. 96 points" Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous.com ------“One of the finest vintages of the iconic Seña wine, the 2021 Seña comes from a cooler year, following the path of 2016 and 2018, certainly cooler than 2020 and 2019. It has a super expressive nose that is elegant, nuanced, perfumed, subtle and pure, with aromatic finesse, layered and complex. It was picked a couple of weeks later than in the previous two years and still keeping the alcohol below 14%. It was produced with a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Malbec (cooler years with more),17% Carmenere and 6% Petit Verdot, fermented mostly in stainless steel and 10% in oak foudre. It's fine-grained and structured but juicy, similar to2018 but with more finesse. It has the spicy/herbal twist from the Cabernet, ultra-refined tannins that give it great elegance and with length, purity and delineation. Superb! 120,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2023. 98 points" Luis Gutiérrez, RobertParker.com------"“You can’t escape the conclusions of the vintage,” says Francisco Baettig and he’s right about this latest release of Seña, which ranks alongside the best recent iterations of this Chilean icon, every bit as good as the 2018 in my view. Deftly curated in 70% new oak, it’s a masterclass in blending from a great winemaker, partnering Cabernet Sauvignon with 27% Malbec (increased because of the cooler vintage), 17% Carmenère and 6% Petit Verdot. Fresh, perfume and self-assured, it’s still a very primary wine with a long life ahead of it, combining subtle coffee bean notes with plenty of fresh acidity, bramble, blueberry and blackcurrant leaf flavours and a hint of fine, stony reduction. 98 points" Tim Atkin------“An extremely pure and elegant vintage for Seña. This is really fresh, nimble and floral on the nose with subtle cherries, plums, redcurrants and wild lavender. More red fruit here with lots of layers and just a touch of sweet spice. Very discreet and subtle, with the elegance, freshness and poise you’d expect from 2021. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate with a bit more flesh and depth if you compare it with Roca de Seña, their second wine. The impeccable tannins show the supreme quality of the fruit this year. Persistent, seamless finish, but comes in a subtle way. 50% cabernet sauvignon, 27% malbec, 17% carmenere and 6% petit verdot. Effortlessly drinkable now, but it will age beautifully. 100 points" jamessuckling.com
RED 2021 Sena Magnum £624 per case of 3 Sena
2021 / / Magnum
£624 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 2 cases Wayfarer Vineyard - Estate Pinot Noir 75cl £390 per case of 6 Wayfarer Vineyard
Estate Pinot Noir
2021 / 2 cases / 75cl
£390 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate is a terrific introduction to this range. Crushed red berry fruit, spice, mint and blood orange lend nuance to this very pretty, deep Pinot Noir from Wayfarer. In this tasting the Estate comes across as pretty tight, but it was only bottled a month ago, so I remain quite optimistic about its prospects. 93 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2021 Pinot Noir The Estate (previously labeled "Pinot Noir Wayfarer Vineyard") has inviting aromas of cranberry sauce, mushroom, allspice and bitters. The palate's concentrated, nuanced fruit is structured by focused acidity and generous, powdery tannins, and it finishes with a flourish of spicy accents. It's drinking beautifully now and will develop savory complexity in bottle over the next decade. 2024-2034. 95 points." (EB) Wine Advocate, Jun '23
WHITE 2022 3 cases Eyrie Vineyards - Chardonnay 75cl £495 per case of 12 Eyrie Vineyards
Chardonnay
2022 / 3 cases / 75cl
£495 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2022 2 cases Kumeu River - Coddington Chardonnay 75cl £142 per case of 6 Kumeu River
Coddington Chardonnay
2022 / 2 cases / 75cl
£142 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Coddington Chardonnay has breadth and depth. Its rounded and shapely curves seem to shimmy as if it was comfortably settling onto a bean bag, finding its place. Honeysuckle, pear and melon meet spiced oak. The concluding texture is well considered and cleverly done with tension. The new oak (25%) provides a corset for the wine to sit within and tightens it up, as if the wine is held by a pair of control pants. 93 points" Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com------"The 2022 Coddington Chardonnay leads with lemon balm/oil, green-olive brine, crème brûlée top (a.k.a. scorched brown sugar), peach fuzz, and an abundance of orchard fruit. In the mouth, kiwi fruit acidity (a.k.a. juicy, sweet, tart) defines the perimeters of the flavors and beckons you in for another, closer look. It's very, very good, a distinct wine, pure, all aspects delineated and deliberate. I like this. It feels orderly and mathematical. If the wine had a sound, it would be a straight-pace bowl at the wickets, one flying out of stumps (name a better sound, I'll wait). It's not that immediately obvious, though; it builds and takes a while to assert itself, and I like that too. Very good. 13.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Drink 2023 - 2037. 95 points" Erin Larkin, RobertParker.com
WHITE 2022 10 cases Kumeu River - Estate Chardonnay 75cl £85 per case of 6 Kumeu River
Estate Chardonnay
2022 / 10 cases / 75cl
£85 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesDessert pear, quince, some exotic fruit (paw paw?), lemon and slight smokey aromas on the nose, with a rich texture on the attack leading to an intensely saline, mineral mid-palate. Expansive across the palate but still in perfect balance. This could pass for St-Aubin or Auxey-Duresses in a blind tasting, with its combination of tautness and concentration. Lime acidity on finish, a top-notch 'Estate'. RKL------"The 2022 Chardonnay Estate is calm, its shoulders are down and its almost succulent in its personality as it makes it debut in your mouth. The acidity is gentle, particularly when compared with the nervosity of 2021. There's a fine textural character that could well be tannin that keeps this giving and leaves you licking your lips. Flavors of nectarine, clove and vanilla-like oak notes make for a rather festive finish (20 % new oak). The nectarine-infused length persists making this one that'll slip down easily over the next 3-5 years at the very least. 91 points" Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 2 cases Kumeu River - Hunting Hill Chardonnay 75cl £180 per case of 6 Kumeu River
Hunting Hill Chardonnay
2022 / 2 cases / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Hunting Hill Chardonnay is mouthfilling and obvious in its outlay of flavor in the mouth—yellow peach, apricot, Golden Delicious apple, beeswax/lanolin and ripe lime flesh. The flutter of acidity that feathers the fruit is compelling and alluring in its power and juiciness. An exciting wine. It's a wine I want to drink (I will; the perks) and a wine I am enjoying considering too. It's intellectual and sensorial/corporeal in equal measure. The Hunting Hill Vineyard was planted in 1982 and overlooks Mate's Vineyard. This is a pleasurable, exciting, fleshy, complex, salty, kaleidoscopic wine. Excellent. Recommended. 13.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Drink 2023-2037. 95+ points" Erin Larkin, RobertParker.com------"The 2022 Chardonnay Hunting Hill is an impressive, focused style. It has a sense of energy, being almost buoyant with the movement of a skimming stone across your palate. There's a powerful core of fruit here and it has plenty of substance within its no-more-than medium-bodied core before kerpow! It fires home with an almost spicy kick. Clever oak use, reminiscent of toasted nuts, meets restrained flavors of lemon and lime bitter and nectarine fruit. A wine that's still in its cocoon so give it time. It may even have the edge of Maté's.. Big call. 96 points" Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 3 cases Kumeu River - Ray's Road Chardonnay 75cl £95 per case of 6 Kumeu River
Ray's Road Chardonnay
2022 / 3 cases / 75cl
£95 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Chardonnay Rays Road is restrained and reticent. It's certainly not a fruit bomb of a Hawke's Bay Chardonnay with its pithy precision, slightly salty, flinty character and buzz of nervous acid tension. Rays Road is generally less opulent than most, and the austerity seems to be a character of the site, particularly from the first few vintages. Nevertheless, full malo and 11 months on lees adds texture and padding to the mid-palate. Pear, honeysuckle and melon fruit ally with subtle spiced cedar, which nods to the older French barrels used for fermentation on the medium-long finish. 91 points" Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous.com ------"The 2022 Rays Road Chardonnay is fine and spicy, with a tense line of acidity and phenolics—they feel linear and interwoven—that stream through the fruit. This is a very pretty, pithy Chardonnay with ground white pepper, white flesh peach, crushed shells, layers of juniper berry and star anise/cut fennel inflections. I like the staying power of the fruit in the mouth. It is persistent and long. This is really nicely done, and I'm looking forward to seeing this wine (and this vineyard) more over its journey. 12.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap. Drink 2023-2032. 93 points" Erin Larkin, RobertParker.com
WHITE 2022 2 cases Leeuwin Estate - Art Series Riesling 75cl £240 per case of 12 Leeuwin Estate
Art Series Riesling
2022 / 2 cases / 75cl
£240 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2022 Lismore Estate - Chardonnay Estate Reserve 75cl £200 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Chardonnay Estate Reserve
2022 / / 75cl
£200 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Chardonnay Reserve comprises fruit from the Greyton homestead, which is oxidatively handled and fermented for 11 months in 500-liter barrels (25% new). After swirling to address the reduction, it reveals concentrated scents of dried honey, melted candle wax, orange blossom and a touch of grilled walnut. The palate is well-balanced with mineral-infused slightly tropical fruit, quince and hints of guava that merge into a more mineral-driven taut finish. Quite multi-faceted Chardonnay, this will age with style and panache. If that Corton-Charlemagne is a bit over-priced…and it probably is…then you know where to come. Drinking Window 2024-2040. 96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Lismore Estate - Cuvée Blanc Reserve 75cl £200 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Cuvée Blanc Reserve
2022 / / 75cl
£200 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Cuvee Blanc Reserve is a new wine, a blend of 90% Roussanne, 5% Viognier and 5% Chardonnay; the Roussanne grafted onto the truns after the fire two years earlier (the roots are from 2016). Whole bunch pressed and raised for 11 months on the lees. It offers yellow plum, jasmine, broom and orange blossom scents, well-defined and demonstrating the same welcome restrain as the Viognier. The well-balanced palate has grapefruit and tangerine on the entry, a silver bead of acidity, and veins of lemongrass embroidered toward the long finish. Very seductive. Superb expression of Roussanne; this comes highly recommended. Drinking Window 2024-2036. 93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Lismore Estate - Viognier 'Age of Grace' 75cl £104 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Viognier 'Age of Grace'
2022 / / 75cl
£104 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Viognier The Age of Grace comes from five parcels, is oxidatively handled, whole bunch pressed, and 30% raised in concrete egg, spending 11 months on the lees. Intoxicating on the nose, this offers citrus fruit, frangipane, beeswax and orange blossom scents, very perfumed but not as overpowering as this grape variety can be. The palate is well-balanced with yellow fruit, orange rind and nectarine, a silver bead of acidity and wonderful precision on the sustained finish. So Crystalline! A triumph. Drinking Window 2024-2040. 95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Lismore Estate - Viognier Estate Reserve 75cl £200 per case of 6 Lismore Estate
Viognier Estate Reserve
2022 / / 75cl
£200 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Viognier Estate REserve comes from a 0.8-hectare parcel and is oxidatively handled, spending 11 months in 225 and 300-liter oak (20% new). The well-defined and quite mercurial nose is nutty and smoky at first, and then this elemnent floats away and is replaced with dried honey, lanolin, pressed white flower and a little Portuguese pasta de nata. The well-balanced palate has a waxy texture, pithy in style, finely balanced with a taut minerally finish. It may need a tad more length, but otherwise, this is a very fine – cerebral Viognier. Drinking Windown 2024-2036. 93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com

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