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Ridiculous value from Barolo and Barbaresco (IT)

Barolo and Barbaresco offer unbelievable aromatics and finesse with a delicacy akin to Pinot Noir but with riper and richer tannins. Frankly, these two offer ridiculous value compared to the likes of Burgundy, Bordeaux and even Tuscany.

Porseleinberg Syrah

Porseleinberg: SA’s highest-rated Syrah (SA)

The latest vintage of SA’s highest-rated Syrah* is spectacular. This game-changing Swartland Syrah is grown on a rugged, schistous outcrop called ‘Porcelain Mountain’ just south-east of Riebeek-Kasteel.

Brookdale Chenin Blanc

Limited Brookdale Chenin Blanc 2017 – Made by Duncan Savage (SA)

The Brookdale Chenin Blanc 2017, made by Duncan Savage, is an exciting release from a new project at the foot of the Du Toitskloof Pass. Already on the radar thanks to the marvellous Van Loggerenberg Kameraderie, this is a terroir to watch!

Rust en Vrede

Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017: 94 points (SA)

‘Could 2017 prove to be an even better vintage than the much-acclaimed 2015 for South African Cabernet Sauvignon? asks Christian Eedes. We think so. It is definitely a vintage worthy of collecting. One of the first 2017s to impress is the Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mount Sutherland Syrah

Towering and impressive – Mount Sutherland Syrah 2016 (SA)

We were hugely impressed with the first releases from Mount Sutherland – a relatively new producer with vines planted at 1,500m in the Karoo. We believe this 2016 is the finest yet and is one of SA’s most unique and exciting wines!

Cartology 2018

Alheit Vineyards’ first release of the year – Cartology 2018 (SA)

Chris and Suzaan Alheit are, to our minds, SA’s leading white wine producers. After exploding onto the wine scene with their 2011 release, the Cartology has become a modern-day trailblazer and an important force in our local new-wave revolution.

Patatsfontein

Our favourite volcanic wine is now organic – Terre Nere (IT)

Our favourite Italian red, grown on the black soils of Mt. Etna, is now organic. For those who haven’t tasted Terre Nere’s Etna Rosso, you are missing out! Their wines offer a unique brightness of fruit, combined with Burgundian nuances.

Alto older vintages

‘Consistently the best Riesling in SA’ – Tim Atkin on the 2017 Spioenkop (SA)

Koen Roose’s single-minded, terroir-driven approach encapsulates the passion that will redefine the Cape wine industry. His decade-long quest is finally paying off with his limited Spioenkop range of wines – each is a 95-point benchmark in its class.

Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc

Stupendous value Stellenbosch Cabernets – Including limited 95-pointer (SA)

There's no denying that Stellenbosch produces SA’s finest Cabernets but, what is staggering, is the value that can still be found, including the Croydon Covenant and Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignons.

Fleur de Thenac

The Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2017 is the apex of Reenen Borman’s ambition (SA)

One of SA’s defining recent releases is the rare, single-vineyard offering from star winemaker Reenen Borman. The 2017 Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah is even more accomplished than previous vintages.

Mixed 3-pack

Drink tradition: Rayas, Huet and López de Heredia (International)

In an era of regular exciting releases, it’s easy to overlook the legendary producers that paved the way. Founded in 1928, 1880 and 1877 respectively, we offer you Rhône, Loire and Rioja, produced in the same style for many decades.

Thelema Rabelais

Thelema’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (SA)

You may not be aware that Thelema’s flagship Rabelais is actually a reserve selection of the estate’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon. The Rabelais 2015 is perhaps their finest Cabernet Sauvignon, even finest red, yet!

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