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Become a Wine Cellar Insider — 6 bottles delivered to your door each month

Roland and James

Do you find yourself drinking the same, boring wines every month? Right now, South Africa is being quoted as one of the most exciting wine producing countries while offering some of the best value wines in the world.

We all know how time consuming it can be to browse through shelves, uninspired, not knowing what to choose. Become a Wine Cellar Insider and trust the expertise of Wine Cellar’s professionals. Each month, James Pietersen and Roland Peens will select 6 exciting and delicious wines to be delivered straight to your door. Tasting over 5000 wines each year and with over 35 years of combined fine wine experience, they will choose wines that they drink on a regular basis – anything from larger, dependable producers through to cutting-edge Young Guns. They may even slip in an international wine to expand your drinking horizons. 

Take the guess work out of buying wine and have 6 bottles delivered to your door every month. The Wine Cellar Insider case is offered on a 6-month or 12-month subscription plan, or as a once-off purchase. Delivery is free and notes on each wine with food pairing ideas will accompany each case.

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This month’s Wine Cellar Insider case: December Mixed 6-Pack

Tasting notes

Silverthorn, The Green Man 2015 – R 250
‘Vibrant green/yellow hue with a fine, twirling bead of bubbles. Fresh aromas of green apple and Acacia blossom backed up by subtle hints of minerality and whiffs of freshly baked brioche. A well-balanced palate with an elegant structure and fine mousse which imparts a gentle explosion of bubbles on the palate and a long finish.’ – Silverthorn Winemaker

Constantia Glen, Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R 145
'The Sauvignon Blanc 2017 offers refined fruit focus and lovely tensile freshness. Racy lime, starfruit, gooseberry and some white pepper create a bright impression. Less Sémillon (2%) and longer lees time (5 months) than the 2016, the totality giving it richness and balance.' – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5-stars

Paul Cluver, Close Encounter Riesling 2016 – R 115
'Sweeter of the Riesling pair (38 g/l sugar), the 2016 ups the ante on the 2015. Partly oaked (20% for 15 months in older barrels), has depth and breadth with ripe mango and apricot flavours, masses of fruit extract for mouth-filling pleasure. Light footed at 9.4% alcohol.' – Platter's Wine Guide 2018, 5-stars

Thorne & Daughters, Copper Pot Pinot Noir 2016 – R 135
‘John Seccombe of Thorne & Daughters seems to have a particularly refined aesthetic when it comes to winemaking and it’s thrilling to watch it gain greater elucidation with each passing vintage. John's methods are uncomplicated, his standards stringent and his volumes small (but growing). Thoughtful, fastidious and nuanced are the three words that come to mind when talking about John the winemaker. He prizes flavour, balance, precision and texture in his wines and the 2016s do not disappoint.’ – Christian Eedes

Joostenberg, Bakermat Red Blend 2014 – R 190
‘Matured for 18 months in French oak, 15% new. Very fragrant on the nose with notes of flowers and scrub before red fruit and spice. The palate is juicy and fresh with crunchy, nicely grippy tannins. Has a lovely vibrancy about it.’ – Christian Eedes, Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report 2016, 94/100

Niepoort, Ubunto Tinto 2015 – R 165
‘This is what I call a ’summer red’ these days. Pure, clean and on the lighter side, it has vivid fruit and tons of flavour. It also has the acidity to support the fruit and lift it, without a big hit of alcohol. You can drink this very elegant red a bit cooler than normal if you wish, but it has just enough stuffing to hold up to food, too... At the moment, it is remarkably appealing, perhaps my favorite Ubuntu red ever. Dive in. Revel in its freshness and purity.’ – Wine Advocate, 88/100

 

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